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