With so many options from which to choose, you may be left confused about which lamp is right for your living room. There are some factors you need to consider first to properly measure the advantages and effects 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 color and accents of the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used should also compliment the main theme. The lamp base should match the finish well. That's a simple rule. The color with the base should also blend well or produce a nice contrast with all the lamp shade.