With so many options to choose from, you may be left unclear about which lamp suits your living room. There are numerous 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. If you're after a certain theme, you might need to choose the material and design carefully to suit the color and accents of the room. The material used also need to compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the finish well. That's an elementary rule. The color of your base should also blend well or make a nice contrast using the lamp shade.