Do you have dimmer switches on any/all of your overhead lights? If not, run (don’t walk) to the nearest hardware or home improvement store and pick up one for every room. You certainly need full-force bright lights in the kitchen and bathroom, but not in the living room or dining room. The beauty of dimmer switches, is you can have bright light when needed (doing homework at the dining room table) and subtle light the rest of the time (think romantic dinner for two). Besides we all look better (and younger) under pretty, soft light.
If you install them yourself, they cost is less than $25.00 a switch.