The lighting in your family room 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 fantastic places to place lamps that will make up for just about any lack of lighting that you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work too. Floor lamps can be great, in that the lighting will bounce off of the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on your entire family.