With so many options available, 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 appraise the effects and advantages 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 accents and color in the room if you're following a certain theme. The material used should also compliment the main theme. A basic rule is the lamp base should match the finish well. The color from the base should also blend well or create a nice contrast along with the lamp shade.