Downlights [recessed lights] are great if you have low ceilings and do not want to have an obtrusive hanging light. The only downside to these lights, they cannot be used in rooms with open beams as there must be a void space of up to 100mm to contain the fitting itself.
Uplights [recessed] look great in floors, creating subtle light.
Flourescent strip lights are not only good for kitchens and garage areas but smaller fittings can be fitted under kitchen cupboards for dedicated lighting to working areas of your kitchen.
Spotlights are good for illuminating specific areas of your property and are ideal for exposed beams.