The lighting in your living 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 cheery and bright by strategically placing a few great living room lamps. End tables and display cases are excellent places to place lamps that will make up for virtually every lack of lighting you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work likewise. Floor lamps could be great, in that the sunlight will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some much needed light on all of your family.