With so many options to select from, you may be left confused about which lamp is right for your living room. There are several factors you need to consider first to properly appraise the effects and advantages of the pieces you're eyeing on. Check the style of the lamp. You may need to choose the material and design carefully to match the color and accents of the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used should also compliment the main theme. A basic rule is the lamp base should match the finish well. The color with the base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast together with the lamp shade.