This new house is so dark and dreary even on the brightest and sunniest of days. There is no need for air conditioning due to the three huge maples out front but they are the cause of the lack of light also on the front side of the house and the living room specifically. The living room is on the small side and I've had to eliminate a side table from the previous set up which eliminates a table lamp. There is a floor lamp.
I suggested skylights but the trees will block those even.
I'm thinking about having pot lights installed but I am not sure. Perhaps a centre light would look better given the age of the house.
The living room curtains haven't been hung yet as the drapery rod is still on order but I will make sure they are hung so they stack beyond the window frame. Anything else I could do to get more light in there?