By using light curtains, allow more light to enter the family area. If possible semi transparent curtains that are sufficient to reduce glare that might be caused because of direct sunlight, instead of using heavy looking "valances" use easy and. Use brighter color schemes commonly known as "hot" color schemes. These create a very good reflection and transmission of natural as well as artificial light inside the living room. There exists one more different method of defining the thought of the living room (or any interior space) and that's the empty volume put aside after all the furniture and other accessories have been fitted. Because anything in your living world is obviously "relative". The perceived volume is always relative to the empty volume that is definitely normally used for circulation. The more empty volume you get, the bigger the room will look.