The lighting in your living area should be warm and inviting. Your living room is the site of family gatherings, and needs to 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 excellent places to place lamps that will make up for any lack of lighting you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work too. Floor lamps might be great, in that the sunshine will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some much needed light on your entire family.