An obvious solution to the daylight dilemma is to install larger or additional windows in the home. If the room has an external wall, then installing larger windows or French doors would resolve the issue of sunlight-starved living spaces.
Although the obvious solution, this is by far the most expensive, involving time, convenience and cost considerations.
If installing new windows or doors is not feasible, you could consider a traditional roof skylight instead although these too involve significant cost and time as they require structural changes and making good.
Furthermore, traditional roof windows set into the pitch of the roof are efficient only on south-facing aspects – with the associated disadvantage of the potential for solar gain and potential UV damage to carpets and soft furnishings. Such windows are usually not particularly thermally efficient and require frequent cleaning – both inside and out.