4. Don't be afraid to mix and match colors. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to lamps and lighting. There are suggestions, but in the end, it all comes down to what works best for your lifestyle and your own personal tastes. Rooms feel more layered and interesting with a few mismatched items. The tall floor lamp in a different color than the bright blue bedside lamps really works here. Not only is the floor lamp tied to the overall color scheme through the colors in the pillows, but it also has a distinct purpose in lighting the seating area, making it the perfect place for settling down to read a magazine without any other lights on. The bedside lamps light both sides of the bed.With all the lights on, the room is likely brighter but not overwhelmingly bright, and lighted in a controlled way. I love mismatching that works this well.