The lighting in your family room should be warm and inviting. Your family area is the site of family gatherings, and should 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 good 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 as well. Floor lamps may be great, in that the light will bounce off the ceiling and be diffused through the entire room, shedding some important light on your entire family.