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