Getting the lighting right is crucial to a Family Room that must serve many purposes. To that end, you’ll want to “layer” the lighting in the room. On the ceiling you can use recessed lighting to either bathe the space in light or provide little spots to add a certain mystery to the space. To ensure sufficient task lighting, be sure to provide lamps on end tables or chests on either side of the sofa and next to chairs. Wall surface mounted fixtures can be for task lighting or used to create a desired mood. By the way, don’t forget that your fireplace is a great source of light, especially for those romantic moments when the kids are all in bed. Sconces, uplights, or cove lighting can be used as needed and appropriate to create just the right level of lighting throughout the day and night.