With so many options to select from, you may be left confused about which lamp is right for your living room. There are some 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 accents and color with the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used also needs to compliment the main theme. A basic rule is the fact that lamp base should match the finish well. The color in the base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast together with the lamp shade.