One of smart solution on room lighting is the use of natural lighting from large window, by this way, you can reduce the electricity usage. On above picture, there is a set of large windows for a living room, and on below picture, there is a maximized room lighting with provide a large window. The another way to maximize the lighting is the use of bright wall color.
Here is an another smart solution of creating or renovating a small dinning room. On the left side, there is a big mirror, so the room looks more elegant \.