With so many options to pick from, you may be left confused about which lamp suits your living room. There are numerous factors you need to consider first to properly assess 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 accents and color from the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used must also compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the finish well. That's a basic rule. The color with the base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast with the lamp shade.