With so many options to select from, you may be left unclear about which lamp suits your living room. There are numerous factors you need to consider first to properly appraise the effects and advantages 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 your room if you're following a certain theme. The material used also need to compliment the main theme. A basic rule would be that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color in the base should also blend well or create a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.