The lighting in your living room should be warm and inviting. Your family 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 good places to place lamps that will make up for virtually every lack of lighting which you have. Many homes have spots that floor lamps will work also. Floor lamps can be great, in that the sunlight will bounce off the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on your family.