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