With so many options available, you may be left confused about which lamp suits your living room. There are several factors you need to consider first to properly measure the advantages and effects 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 also needs to compliment the main theme. A basic rule is usually that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color of the base should also blend well or make a nice contrast together with the lamp shade.