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