My husband and I just bought a house that we are totally in love with! It has everything we wanted- a two storied family room, huge sized kitchen, spacious bedrooms, game room et al. However, the only cause of concern seems to be the family room which in our opinion needs to be a little bright. The family room is a place where we think will spend most of the time, more like an all-purpose room sometimes- talking, eating, watching TV and entertaining the guests. So we definitely would want to have a ventilated space for all these activities.
Here are some areas I need advice:
1.The family room leads to a covered patio so there is less scope for letting natural light inside. Also, it faces to the north. So the sun is not seen during the entire day. I prefer natural light over artificial lighting. What do you think are possible solutions to bring in more light?
2.While choosing wall colors, what colors are to be considered in a house like this? What sort of furniture should we get? Are reclining sofas ideal? We also want to work with sectional sofas without blocking the fireplace or cluttering the space around.
Please note that the photos attached may appear to be bright. It could be a photography gimmick.