The lighting in your living room should be warm and inviting. Your family area is the site of family gatherings, and ought to 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 display and tables cases are wonderful places to place lamps that will make up for any lack of lighting that you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work likewise. Floor lamps is often great, in that light will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some all-important light on all of your current family.