The lighting in your family room should be warm and inviting. Your family room 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 fantastic 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 too. Floor lamps may be great, in that light will bounce off the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some much needed light on all of your family.