With so many options from which to choose, you may be left confused about which lamp is right for your living room. There are numerous 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. If you're after having a certain theme, you may have to choose the material and design carefully to match the color and accents of the room. The material used should also compliment the main theme. A basic rule is usually that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color with the base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast using the lamp shade.