Lighting has the potential to change the mood of a room. The placement of and the type of lighting are significant as they work in combination with color and furniture selections, the size of the room as well as the amount of natural light. Therefore, if done correctly, lighting can transform a room into a seemingly effortless mixture of functionality and style. The major role of lighting in interior design is functionality.It needs to serve a purpose otherwise it merely a waste of electricity. A lot of people sacrifice lighting to make their budgets work when building or renovating a house. In addition most people make the mistake of thinking that only one type of lighting exists which should provide all to all their lighting needs. The concept of creating a good lighting plan for a home consists of using different types of lighting, each type meeting a particular need. These are ambient, also known as general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.