With so many options available, 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 assess the advantages and effects of the pieces you're eyeing on. Check the style of the lamp. If you're carrying out a certain theme, you may have to choose the material and design carefully to complement the color and accents of the room. The material used should also compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the finish well. That's a simple rule. The color from the base should also blend well or make a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.