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 measure the effects and advantages 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 accents and color in the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used should likewise compliment the main theme. A basic rule is usually that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color of your base should also blend well or create a nice contrast with all the lamp shade.