There's a trick to it. Mix your lights
. Different types of bulbs give off different colours of light, and a variety of bulbs will look more natural than just one.
My room has 5 halogen
s, 2 incandescent
s (Plain old bulbs) and an energy saving lightbulb
in it. The halogens have a nice yellowey light, making up for the energy saver's greenness. They're spotlight
s, so I have them aimed at areas of the room where the main bulb won't catch. The tungsten
bulbs give a nice diffuse light, and seem to make the whole thing look more natural.
s are horrible. Absoultely horrible
. They flicker, buzz, take ages to warm up, and the light they give off is just nasty. Replace your bargain-basement fluorescent tube with a nice new one, and get it a new starter too. Your headache will disappear. Good energy savers and fluorescents only flicker a little, and with a few halogens in the background, the flicker becomes imperceptable, the colours more natural.
Which is A Good Thing