The lighting in your family area should be warm and inviting. Your living room area is the site of family gatherings, and must 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 good places to place lamps that will make up for virtually every lack of lighting that you may have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work at the same time. Floor lamps can be great, in that the light will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some much needed light on your family.