With so many options to choose from, you may be left unclear about which lamp is right for your living room. There are a few factors you need to consider first to properly appraise the advantages and effects of the pieces you're eyeing on. Look into the style of the lamp. If you're carrying out a certain theme, you may want to choose the material and design carefully to fit the color and accents of the room. The material used must also compliment the main theme. A basic rule is that the lamp base should match the finish well. The color with the base should also blend well or make a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.