The lighting in your family room should be warm and inviting. Your family 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 tables and display cases are good places to place lamps that will make up for virtually any lack of lighting which you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work as well. Floor lamps could be great, in that the sunshine will bounce from the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on all of your current family.