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