With so many options to choose from, you may be left confused about which lamp is right for your living room. There are some factors you need to consider first to properly measure the effects and advantages of the pieces you're eyeing on. Check the style of the lamp. If you're after a certain theme, you may have to choose the material and design carefully to enhance the accents and color of the room. The material used also need to compliment the main theme. A basic rule is usually that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color with the base should also blend well or make a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.