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