With so many options from which to choose, 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 evaluate 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 in the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used must also compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the conclusion well. That's a simple rule. The color of your base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.