The lighting in your living room should be warm and inviting. Your family area is the site of family gatherings, and really should evoke pleasant feelings. Even rooms that don't have overhead lighting can be made bright and cheery by strategically placing a few great living room lamps. End tables and display cases are great places to place lamps that will make up for just about any lack of lighting which you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work at the same time. Floor lamps is often great, in that the sunshine will bounce off the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on all of your current family.