The lighting in your living room 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 tables and display cases are wonderful places to place lamps that will make up for virtually any lack of lighting that you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work as well. Floor lamps might be great, in that the sunlight will bounce off the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some essential light on all of your family.