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