By using light curtains, allow more light to enter the family area. If possible semi transparent curtains that are adequate to reduce glare that might be caused because of direct sunlight, instead of using heavy looking "valances" use simple 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 is certainly one more different method of defining the thought of the living room (or any interior space) and that's the empty volume left behind after all the furniture along with other accessories have been fitted. Because anything inside our living world is usually "relative". The perceived volume is always relative to the empty volume that may be normally used for circulation. The more empty volume you get, the bigger the room will look.