By using light curtains, allow more light to enter the living room. If possible semi transparent curtains that are ample to reduce glare that may be caused because of sunshine, instead of using heavy looking "valances" use proven and. Use brighter color schemes commonly known as "hot" color schemes. These create a very good transmission and reflection of natural as well as artificial light inside the living room. There exists one more different approach to defining the thought of the living room (or any interior space) and that's the empty volume left out after all the furniture and other accessories have been fitted. Because anything within our living world is often "relative". The perceived volume is always relative to the empty volume that is normally used for circulation. The more empty volume you get, the bigger the room will look.