Dilemma: Poor or unflattering lightingSolution: Add more light sources but lower the wattage. You would be amazed at the difference proper lighting can make. Strive to have at least three light sources in the room, and frankly, more is better. Overhead fixtures can be great, with the caveat that they're on a dimmer switch and supplemented with table or floor lamps.Here are a few more things to keep in mind when lighting your living room.• Sconces are a great option when table and floor space is tight. Swing-arm lights work well as task lighting over reading chairs.• Fill dark corners with small pools of light. Lighting the corners of your room will make it feel bigger.• Use lower-wattage bulbs but more lamps to create a warm, glowing effect.