Experts in the field of interior design suggest that you need to stop the one thing that you do the most in your living room, that is to light up the entire area. Instead of doing that, they suggest that you light up specific areas in the living room. Doing this will not only relax and calm you, but will also help you to make those specific areas the centre of attention for your guests and visitors.
The best thing you can do is to use spot lights over the areas where you need brightening up such as next to a couch or sofa. Likewise, you can place overhead lights on the table so as to accentuate that area. You can also make use of full-spectrum bulbs which are a lot better than the original ones. People who have tried out these lights say that they give a very soothing and natural affect to the area.