My bedroom faces an inner shaftway in the building; it doesn't get direct sunlight. Luckily, the living room windows face east. So to capture some of the morning light, the building's owner cut two windows into the wall, flanking the large double doors to the living room.
The only problem with this arrangement is the lack of privacy between the bedroom and living room when guests are over. I'm still trying to devise a way to limit sound but still get light and ventilation. Got any good ideas for me? Please post your ideas here