The lighting in your family area should be warm and inviting. Your family room is the site of family gatherings, and needs to evoke pleasant feelings. Even rooms that don't have overhead lighting can be made cheery and bright 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 have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work too. Floor lamps might be great, in that light will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on your family.