With so many options to choose from, you may be left confused about which lamp suits your living room. There are several factors you need to consider first to properly look at the effects and advantages of the pieces you're eyeing on. Look at the style of the lamp. You may need to choose the material and design carefully to match the color and accents of the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used also need to compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the conclusion well. That's a basic rule. The color of your base should also blend well or create a nice contrast with the lamp shade.