Some homeowners only realize problem when they buy a new home, meaning house isn't that transparent, and floor plan is also narrow and long with corners, resulting in overall dimness and poor lighting. After listening to experience of a professional designer, he shared this annoying situation, and thus decoration can be easily solved!
The first trick is to create a transparent space by demolishing non-load-bearing walls. If there is no need for partitions to maintain transparency, use glass, carved hollows or gas curtains for partitions. This has a separation effect and maintains light transmission.
A particularly open wall creates a visual effect of openness, which can also be achieved by using one or two pieces of furniture as partitions.
The second trick is to increase color of interior. If room itself is dark, don't use dark dark colors. Try using a few bright colors to bring interior to life and achieve a striking effect.
If you don't like too many colors, just use light colors like white and beige, etc., which can refract light and brighten up room.
There is also problem of locally increasing number of light sources, designing more lamps, floor lamps, spotlights, etc., to compensate for the lack of light sources.
Sometimes, if lighting is distributed evenly, natural lighting effects will be observed day and night.
Don't make a false ceiling for a dark and shady house, and don't make too many intricate artsy shapes on wall that will only make space darker and more depressing. Focus on simplicity and try to place as little furniture as possible, choose furniture with a low seating position, and don't over-chase feeling of compactness so that a dark and shady house is also open and bright!