Lighting can enhance any room in your house creating flexible, beautiful and functional spaces. The right lighting creates mood and ambience. Your home office needs practical and task lighting so that you can be productive in your work effort at hand without straining your eye sight. You need direct lighting in your main area of work for you immediate tasks at hand and then can plan from there as to other lighting needs in the office for the other functions and purposes of your home office. A shadow-free and glare-free scheme works best in this type of room. To make this happen, choosing the right lighting scheme is the key and you need to plan around the multiple functions of this active room.
Before choosing your main lighting scheme, you need to consider the location of your desk, work space or main work area so that you can place outlets and such in the correct space to light up your lamps or lighting fixtures. For your desk or main work space, you should use floor electrical outlets to avoid the clutter of cables and cords that might get in the way of your work efficiency. Use lamps that can be angled and position to provide direct light exactly where you need it to shine brightly and accurately. Also consider using overhead lighting to provide additional glow but be sure to position it for shadow-free and glare-feel light which will best suit your needs. You can also achieve this type of light using wall-mounted lights that also will provide that additional glow if positioned in the right direction for your work space.
If you have an office with a sofa where you read, try adding a pair of table lamps on end tables on opposite sides of the sofa. Or, you can try adding floor lamps to provide that task lighting when needed for extra shine and glow. If your home office contains a desk that is in the corner of the room, you can maximize the space here and light here by using a wall-mounted task light or recessed lighting. You should also try to light any fixed open storage unit or book shelf from within the furniture fixture or from the ceiling to add that extra shine.
To add a sense of class and personality, try adding sports table lamps or touch lamps to end tables or try adding sports-themed wall lights. They provide illuminating light and decorative lighting for the task at hand.