How do you make a living room feel brighter? Experts weigh in

A good living room should inspire you, and no space feels more uplifting than one that’s flooded with natural light. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case with our homes, and whether you’ve got a north-facing room or small windows, a living room that’s lacking in the light department can feel like a real drag. 

To try and make the living room look brighter, there are a few easy but important tweaks you can make. Sure, most of us have a couple of rooms in our homes that get less light than we’d like, but that doesn’t mean the room needs to be completely overhauled or redesigned. Without breaking the bank, you can maximize the amount of natural light your space does get, while also tricking the eye to help the room at least feel brighter than it is.