Floor Lamp: At A Glance

Floor lamps are beautiful additions to our household. They bring a splash of elegance to our homes.

Lamp Set
Lamp Set

Floor lamps can give out 2 kinds of lighting

  1. Ambient Lighting or General Room Lighting
  2. Task Lighting

Kinds Of Floor Lamps

1. Shaded Floor Lamps

The shade is placed on top of a rod and gives away light to the entire room.

Floor Lamp
Floor Lamp

2. Torchiere Floor Lamps

Lamps under this category direct light upwards towards the ceiling. They give out a general room lighting without glare.

3. Arc Floor Lamps

These lamps can be used to give out lighting for large seating areas, with single or multiple lights positioned at the end of a long arc armrest.

4. Pharmacy Reading Floor Lamps

A pharmacy floor lamp has an adjustable lamp head as well as a base that can be adjusted to different heights.

5. Tree Torchiere Lamps

A torchiere lamp directs light upwards and at time few sideways depending upon the style, this lamp could be utilized as a task light as well as an ambient light.

6. Swing Arm Floor Lamps

These are designs that allow you to easily adjust the position of the light, offering both task and ambient lighting.

Features of floor lamps

Floor Lamp
  1. For the option of having two levels of light without the use of a dimmer, choose a floor lamp featuring double pull chains.
  2. Consider a floor lamp with a built-in dimmer, for the ability to lower or increase light levels.
  3. For larger rooms consider floor lamp sets, they look more pretty as a set and are more attractive.
  4. You can also consider a floor lamp with a table or shelf built into the lamp.

Please visit the article Lamps at a glance: choose your lamp well to know more about the texture, style and designs of floor lamps.

The White Teak Company has a wide range of floor lamps, go and check them out!

Table Lamp: At a glance

A table lamp is a wonderful accessory in the world of lighting.

These accent lights accentuate the beauty of the room in which they’re placed. These lights can make or break the deal if or not utilized well.

The size of the table lamp needs to be in proportion to the size of the room and the dimensions of the table on which it is positioned.

Table Lamps
Table Lamps

The size of the room is important

1. The size of the room directly affects the kind of table lamp that should go with it

2. It is imperative to find the right height, shape, and overall size of the table lamp to keep it proportional to the size of the room

3. A lower ceiling should have a relatively shorter light, whereas a tall ceiling can accommodate a taller table lamp


Table Lamp
Table Lamp

Let's assume that we have a large room in mind with 10 feet high ceilings, a 30-inch lamp will do well in such a case. Smaller spaces, with a lower-ceiling, are better with conventional table lamps which could be around 20-26 inches high.

Table Lamp
Table Lamp

Choose a light bulb which does not shine directly into one’s eyes.

Pick a lamp that is not far too large occupying most of the space on the table, and do not choose a very small lamp either.
Many lamps can be placed in one room to brighten it.

Table Lamp
Table Lamp

A reading lamp should be near the shoulders. The lamp shade’s bottom should be even with one’s head.
If the lamp is quite tall, we need to move it at least two feet away.


Task Lights
Task Lights

Regarding desk lamps, one needs to get lamps that provide enough light on the work surface.

We’re ready to buy a table lamp!

Now that all the precautions needed have been taken, it’s time to bring home a table lamp!

Select a table lamp that will complement the decor of the room. A lamp which fits in with all the other elements of the room. The fabric of the lamp shade needs to meet your requirement.


Table Lamp
Table Lamp

If you want a task light, a bright table lamp needs to be chosen and if decoration is your main objective, you should pick the shades made of beautiful textured fabrics.

To know more about the colour and style used for the fabric of the shades please visit the article Lamps at a glance: Choose your lamp well

The white teak company offers a wide range of table lamps both decorative as well as for task purpose.

Pendant Lights: A Buying Guide

Pendant lights are lovely substitutes for the giant chandeliers.
Have you ever wanted beautiful pendant lamps in your home but couldn’t find the right one?

Here are a few tips to find the right pendant lamps for your home

  1. Firmly decide upon the location and the purpose of buying a pendant light
  2. Decide upon the style of pendant lights befitting your home
Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

Pendant lights can be of various kinds, but there are 3 major styles I’ve narrowed the search down to, choose the one which fits your style:

  1. Traditional
  2. Contemporary
  3. Transitional

Traditional Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

Pendants, under this category, have a more ornate look.


Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

These pendants have clean edges, sharp lines and a very contemporary look.


Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

A transition between contemporary and transitional. We could say, it’s the best of both the worlds.

Finishing Used For The Pendant Light

It's important to be certain regarding the kind of finish you want on your pendant. The finishing could be of various kinds:

1. Metal

2. Glass

3. Cement

4. Antique

5. Black Iron

6. Copper

7. Steel

8. Gold

9. Crystal

10. Rope

11.  3Dimensional

12. Water

13. White

14. Bronze

Kinds And Material Of The Shades

The material of the pendants need careful observation too, a few of the kinds of material are listed below:

1. Ceramics bring that lovely, handmade essence to your room – and a really imaginative way to use them is in a hanging ceiling lamp

2. When it comes to hanging pendant lights that really make a clear, bold, elegant statement, nothing beats the glass

3. Metal is best for spilling warm buttery light around the place in a lazy sort of way

4. A crystal style can be placed on a multitude of frames sizes and shapes in a variety of materials, but all share one common denominator – crystal pieces.

5. Fabric shades are very attractive and create a softer and homier look than metal or glass alternatives. Fabric can be ideal for a bedroom

or other lounge-style area that is low-key and calm.

6. Wood and bamboo pendant shades exist as well and can work to create a good look in a country or cottage style rural setting. These materials can also work well for a cabin.

7. Acrylic has been coming back in a big way recently, with designers embracing the versatility of the material.

8. As a material for lighting, resin too has some very special qualities that set it apart from more traditional ones like wood and brass. It’s malleable, so we can experiment with unusual, almost organic shapes.

9. Roped fixtures look great in most spaces and are naturally stylish. Many of these fixtures are weathered.

Types of Pendant Lights

1.Mini Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights

These are small hanging lamps which could be used as single hanging pendants or as clusters.

2.Island Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

These are similar to mini pendants but have a different kind of fixture.

3. Pendant Light with Fabric Shade

Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

Pendants with a fabric shade bring about a look of extravagance to the traditional pendant lamp.

4.Multi-light Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights

These lamps provide ambient lighting with 3 to 10 lamps together. They are attached to the ceiling by one long fixture.

5.Inverted Pendant Lights

Pendant Lights
Pendant Lights

These are inverted funnel-like lamps which give away ambient lighting.

Light Bulbs

Decide upon the bulb which best suits your home’s ambience for the pendant of your choice.

It is very important to select the correct pendant size and style considering the room in which it is to be placed. Thus, following the above tips should be useful.

The White Teak Company has a grand range of pendant lights in various shapes and sizes, check them out and take home the best pendant lamps you’ve ever seen!



Lamps At A Glance: Choose Your Lamp Well

An innate element defining your home is the collection of lamps you own. If placed correctly, they’re like beautiful poetic renditions.

Your living room, your bedroom and other rooms decorated with floor lamps or table lamps, certainly would look pleasing. I would like to present a few suggestions regarding style and sizes of lamps that you could utilize, keeping in mind your home.

Triple treat floor lamp - lamps
Triple Treat Floor Lamp

A few tips on how to use lamps to the best of your advantage

Lighting plays a pivotal role in transforming a house into a home and we at White Teak are here to help you choose the right kind of lamps for your place.

1. Colour and Style of The Lamp

The first thing you need to decide is the colour and style of the lamp that would work best for your space. Shades of red and gold, along with colours like olive green, taupe and brown, would look lovely in a classic setting.

In an elegant and modern room, you would want to stick to streamlined designs and solid colours like black, white or grey.

Circular motion table lamp - lamps
Circular Motion Table Lamp

2. Height and Size of The Lamp

Once the colour and style have been decided, it's important to pick a lamp of the perfect size that will create consonance with the style and size of your furniture.

A table lamp, for example, should be positioned comfortably on a table with some space around it. The bottom of the lampshade should be at an eye level. This enables you to avoid a direct glare from the bulbs or see any of its electrical parts.

A lamp positioned on either end of the seating or on opposite ends provide symmetry and a sense of harmony in that space.

In case your lamps have multiple light sources, then it would be suitable to buy ones with a dimmer so that ambient lighting could be achieved.

Crystal karma table lamp - lamps
Crystal Karma Table Lamp

3. The Lamp Material

Floor or table lamps have certain characteristics which are similar. They have a lampshade, a base and are crafted with a certain finish. The finishing could include antique bronze, oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel or satin nickel finishing.

The lamp base could be of metal, wood, glass, crystal and ceramic. The light bulbs need to be carefully chosen, as they determine the quality of lighting in your room. A few things to keep in mind while deciding upon the kind of light bulbs to be used are, the colour temperature of the light, their lumens and wattage.

Know more about choosing the right kind of bulbs for your lamps.

Lamps not only give away lighting but also set the mood for a room. They play an important part in building memories for a beautiful home!

I hope this gives you an idea touching upon the ways by which you could utilize your home spaces with these beautiful lamps.

I encourage you to create your own trend and to look for more prospects to decorate your home with these lamps.

Make your home your paradise, because if there is a paradise on earth, it is here!

Bedroom Decor

After all, it’s your bedroom!

Your bedroom speaks volume. It has its own story to tell, its own version of warmth to share!

Make this space your personal oasis of calm, use an even spacing of decorative lighting to enhance its splendour.

This is such a vital space. Creating it with ease and beauty is the right thing to do. Your room should feel welcoming. 

Imagine how elegant an exquisite floor lamp would look in a comfortable bedroom setting or maybe two dazzling and glowing table lamps on each side of the bed.

Table Lamp - Bedroom Space
Table Lamp - Bedroom Space

This is the one space in your home where you gain sanctuary. It's your safe haven.

Your bedroom is best utilized when it is kept in an organized manner. Clutter is never classy!

So, be careful while planning out this space.

Home Decor - Bedroom Space
Home Decor - Bedroom Space

The dressing table in one corner of the room needs some attention. Add beauty to it.

A decor piece could make it so much more attractive. Don’t you think so?

Shelf help Floor Lamp

If none of these appeal to your senses, try bringing in wall lights. Give your room a touch of glamour!

Wall Lights - Bedroom Space
Wall Lights - Bedroom Space

Go ahead!

Explore and experiment with your taste in home lighting and decor, for your bedroom. That’s the best sort of innovation.

Keep it fresh and keep it new.

The good part is that there are lots to choose from. You’ll relish the journey and enjoy the reward for sure. Redoing this space will be a therapeutic experience.

After all, it's your bedroom!

All You Need To Know About Bulbs

Ever wonder how Light Bulbs came to its present state of usage? We know that Thomas Alva Edison invented the first practical incandescent bulb in the 19th century, but there have been innumerable modifications producing the present variation of light bulbs.

Various Kinds Of Light Bulbs Seen Over Time

To talk about the basics, lamps are primarily energy converters. Although they might have secondary functions, their major function is transforming electrical energy into electromagnetic radiations are visible to the naked human eye.

The main factors influencing the manufacturing of light bulbs have been external forces of marketing. It was, in fact, the large-scale production as well as the distribution of electrical energy, that was needed for meeting the demand for lighting that determined its growth. 

There are various kinds of light bulbs which evolved over time, to give the sort of lighting used in modern days, we could categorise them as the following:

  1. Edison Bulbs
  2. Incandescent Lamps
  3. Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFL)
  4. Halogen Lamps
  5. Metal Halide Lamps
  6. Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  7. High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
  8. Low-Pressure Sodium Lamps

We’ve already discussed the advent of electricity and how did the incandescent light reach its modern form. Let’s talk about it in detail:


Edison Bulbs

Edison Bulbs

The Edison light bulbs also called Antique filament light bulbs, as well as vintage light bulbs, refer to either the carbon or early tungsten filament lamps. Most of those bulbs were reproductions of wound filament bulbs, which were made popular by the  Edison Electric Light Company at the turn of the 19th century. They can easily be identified by their long winding internal filaments. They can be recognized by their warm-yellow light that they generate (these bulbs emit light at the colour temperature of 2200-2400K).

The first commercially viable light bulbs were used in lamps to light the inventors' laboratories, but this model went on to be used in businesses and homes, mainly in lamps until socket wiring gained popularity.


Incandescent Bulbs

Incandescent Lamp

When a solid and a liquid are heated simultaneously, an emission of visible radiation with temperatures more than 1,000 Kelvin is observed, this phenomenon is known as incandescence.

This very heat is the basis of light generation in filament lamps, as an electrical current passes through a thin tungsten wire. The wire’s temperature rises to about 2,500 to 3,200 Kelvin, concerning the type of lamp as well as its application.

Incandescent bulbs could be used for most household applications.


Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)

(CFL)Compact Fluorescent Lamps

A compact fluorescent lamp is an energy saving bulb, it was designed to replace incandescent bulbs. These fit into light fixtures designed for incandescent bulbs. The lights employ a tube which is folded in a way that it fits in the place of the incandescent bulb.

The operating principle is the same as in another fluorescent lighting. Electrons which are supposed to carry mercury atoms are excited to a state where they start radiating ultraviolet rays as they return to a lower energy level. The emitted ultraviolet rays change into visible light as it strikes the fluorescent coating.

CFLs are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. A 100-Watt incandescent bulb could be replaced by a 22-Watt CFL bulb and get the same of amount light.


Halogen Lamp

Halogen Bulbs

A halogen lamp is an incandescent lamp consisting of a tungsten filament sealed into a compact transparent pocket that has a mixture of inert gases, either Iodine or Bromine.

The combination of the halogen gas and the tungsten filament produces a halogen cycle chemical reaction which redeposits evaporated tungsten to the filament, this increases its life, maintaining the clarity of the pocket.

A halogen lamp needs to be operated at a higher temperature than the gas-filled lamp of similar power to produce light of a higher luminance as well as colour temperature. Halogen lamps are of smaller sizes that helps in their usage with projectors and illumination. Halogen reflectors are often preferred for directed lighting such as spotlights and floodlights.


Metal Halide Lamps

Metal Halide Lamps

The lamps are made of small fused quartz or ceramic arc tube which contains the gases and the arc.

Enclosed inside is a larger glass bulb which is coated to filter ultraviolet radiations. A pressure between 4 to 20 atmospheres, is used to operate them. They need special fixtures to operate safely and an electrical ballast.

Most of the light output is produced by metal atoms. A warm-up period of several minutes is needed to reach the full light output.

The smaller bulbs are used in handheld flashlights, they were used in Europe for automobile headlights for some time. The light was brighter and had created controversy as it could make the road more dangerous by blinding other drivers.

The most important usage of this light is in stadiums and sports fields as well as at parking lots and street lighting in cities.


Light Emitting Diode(LED)

Light Emitting Diode (LED)

Unlike most fluorescent lamps, and similar to incandescent lamps, these LED lights come to full brightness without the need for a warm-up time. The life of fluorescent lighting is also reduced by frequent switching on and off. LED lights at its initial buying come to a higher cost. LED dye degrade over time due to which there is a reduction in the light output to some extent.

LED bulbs, as the name suggests, operate on diodes. It works on the concept of direct current, while, its alternating current is usually at much higher voltage than the LED can accept. Low voltage LED lamps are available as well in form of LED lamps and they can contain a circuit for converting the alternating current into direct current at the correct voltage. Its circuits consist of rectifiers as well as capacitors. They may have other electronic components, which may or may not permit the lamp to be dimmed.

LED Lights can be used for entertainment, events, signage, home applications, business applications, boat and automobile applications, and even artwork as well as the enhancement of it.


High-intensity Discharge Lamps

HID lamps

High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a kind of electrical gas-discharge lamps that give light with the help of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes stored inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused aluminium arc tube.

HID lights are used as replacements for halogen lights, they are clearer and come with much intensity.


Low-Pressure Sodium Lamps

Low Pressure Sodium Lamp

Low-pressure sodium lamps are known to be very efficient electrical light sources, however, their yellow light restricts their usage to outdoor lighting like street lamps. The sodium-vapour lamp is a gas-discharge lamp which employs sodium in an excited state to generate light at a wavelength near 589 nm.

These lamps are mostly used for street lighting as well as industrial uses.

Underneath is a comparison for 60-Watt incandescent and equivalent light bulbs.

Incandescent Halogen CFL LED (Cree)
Watts 60 43 14 9.5
Lumens (mean) 860 750 775 815
lumens/watt 14.3 17.4 55.4 85.8
Color temperature kelvin 2700 2920 2700 2700
CRI 100 100 82 85
Lifespan (hours) 1,000 1,000 10,000 25,000
Lamp lifetime in years @ 6 hours/day 0.46 0.46 4.6 11.4


Different types of lights have vastly differing efficiencies and colour of light.

Name Optical spectrum Nominal efficacy


Lifetime (MTTF)


Color temperature


Color Color



Incandescent light bulb Continuous 4–17 2-20,000 2,400–3,400 Warm white (yellowish) 100
Halogen lamp Continuous 16–23 3,000–6,000 3,200 Warm white (yellowish) 100
Fluorescent lamp Mercury line + Phosphor 52–100 (white) 8,000-20,000 2,700–5,000* White (various color temperatures), as well as saturated colors available 15–85
Metal halide lamp Quasi-continuous 50–115 6,000-20,000 3,000–4,500 Cold white 65–93
High pressure sodium Broadband 55–140 10,000-40,000 1,800–2,200* Pinkish orange 0–70
Low pressure sodium Narrow line 100–200 18,000-20,000 1,800* Yellow, no color rendering 0
LED lamp Line plus phosphor 10–110 (white) 50,000–100,000 Various white from 2,700 to 6,000* Various color temperatures, as well as saturated colors 70–85 (white)

*Color temperature is defined as the temperature of a black body emitting a similar spectrum; these spectra are quite different from those of black bodies.

One of the most useful inventions are these light bulbs. Light is crucial for sight. Without light bulbs, people would be unable to see and perhaps would have to rely on their other senses to do tasks alone. Of course, they would have candles, but wouldn't that be such a strain!

It is innate to understand the lighting categories or the sort of bulbs one uses in their homes and their workplaces in form of essencial as well as decorative lighting. This  understanding should help us make a well-informed decision, where lighting is concerned. the bulbs we opt for influence the brightness of a household. Therefore, a clear picture of which bulbs are present in the market is needed.

This article intends to present a deeper understanding of what light bulbs are, concerning their technical aspects as well as their application!


Clear your kitchen of all that mess

I decided to prepare dinner the other night. While my curry was reducing on the saucer, I started to wonder, something in my kitchen didn't seem right.

Nothing in my kitchen seemed right!

My curry turned out great but my kitchen was a mess. No, it wasn't because I had flooded my kitchen isle with ingredients, which I had done, but because of the big picture. My kitchen was a mess!

Breathe heavy,  breathe slow or whatever goes in the flow!

Here, I made it rhyme!

Alright, let's get to my point. All I am trying to say is that our kitchen is one of the most important spaces in our home, and yet the most neglected and underutilized one.

There is no harm in showing some care towards it.

As I decided to redo my kitchen, I jotted down a few important points which I thought of sharing. It might just help you as well.

Give Some Credit to Decorative Lighting

A few simple things to keep in your mind while doing your kitchen.

Decide upon the kind of decorative lighting you want to use to decorate the place.

Add freshness to it by bringing in a set of clustered pendant lamps or a single-headed pendant light.

A tripple Headed-Pendant light for your kitchen
The Triple-Headed Pendant light For Your Kitchen

Pendant lights are a smaller version of the grand chandeliers. Although equal in charm, they use less space. You could use it above a smart crockery table or an elaborate wooden chest.

A fun fact, did you know that the modern chandeliers are descendants of the ancient candelabrum which were large-branched candle hangings. Interesting, isn't it?

A single-headed pendant light could be used as a corner lighting, like the globe lanterns from ancient time, or you could decorate your kitchen with some clustered hanging pendant lights!

Clustered Pendant Lights
Clustered Pendant Lights For Your Kitchen

Or whichever may suit your spirit. There are a large number of pendant lights easily available online and offline these days. You could go and check them out.

Award your kitchen space with some home decor pieces

Celebrate your space, sprinkle drops of chicness to that kitchen area of yours.

Keep in mind the tone of the kitchen and the decorative lightings you’ve used, you could use a few small rustic or a few modern ones.

Another way to organize your interior is by adding a sculpture as a centrepiece in a huge kitchen or on the beautiful wooden shelves, whichever style makes you happy!

A Set Of Two Glass Lanterns
A Set Of Two Glass Lanterns For Your Kitchen

If you’ve got one of those cosy kitchens with less space to spare use some of the smaller artefacts, like a decorative piece on the sides of your slab or on windowsills.

Clear out the chaos!

Free your space of clutter. If you’ve not used a vessel in years and it looks ugly, make a move and remove it!

Use those beautiful pieces of cutlery you’ve been storing for a rendezvous with the Duchess of Cambridge, she won’t be coming! I understand how important that bubble of yours is, my apologies for bursting it!

Use all of your best china and silver!

And the dining set you've been saving, for a dinner with the Prime Minister,  go ahead and make it useful. Cherish every moment as you live it!

Neatly arrange all those smart vessels and ingredients in your drawers and your cupboards.

Summing up my points, I could say,

  1. Use decorative lightings

  2. Organize your pieces of equipment

  3. Style the area using visually attractive home decor

  4. Keep your kitchen area devoid of clutter

In the end, I would like to put forward an idea that dawned on me the other night. I hope it helps manage your kitchen space better.

While doing your kitchen space follow one ground rule, do not overdo it!

Keep it mess free and clean. Furnish it but in a balanced manner.

Now, don’t you wait any longer, decorate your home now!

Decorative Lighting – An Essence, Resonating Bliss Throughout Your Home

There is something that leaves you awed long after a visit to a friend's beautiful home. You are compelled to live with that stubborn memory. You often reminisce about it and feel grand simply by the thought of it. That's how magical decorative lighting for a home can be!

Those beautiful floor lamps and table lamps demand your attention. You can’t help but wish of living in a home like that!

Thinking of such a home, you could almost feel the warmth radiating and seeping in, as you bake a cake, vanilla essence spreading through, cleansing all the day’s struggle, under those cosy inverted funnel-like pendant lights in the kitchen.

One glance towards the dining room and the smart chandeliers hold your vision, you could almost hear them say, “How Lucky are you to have me!”

Drop Dead Gorgeous Chandelier
A Classic - Modern Chandelier

The Living room catches your gaze and you are awed by the globe pendant lights, quietly lighting the space.

Wall lamps in subtle hues, look at you with kind glances as you relax on your soft couch, enjoying the delicious cake you just baked!

A dream come true

Every person wishes for their home to stand out from the rest. 

To make an attractive home, it is imperative that the house is well-lit.

A clustered Pendant light
A clustered Pendant light

It’s crucial that a well-informed decision is made. The White Teak company will help you in making that decision!

The wise person will engage in no-nonsense, whilst deciding about the sort of furniture and decorative home lightings to embellish their home with. They wouldn’t compromise on quality.

Home Lightings enlighten our homes, day and night. Houses devoid of pretty lights can look shabby, Whereas well-lit homes are engaging. 

The world of White Teak

The White Teak Company aims for your dream of a wonderful home to come true!

It provides a large collection of decorative lightings and home decor products, that will adorn your home with beautiful jewelry. The inanimate rooms of your house will come to life and become a home under their charm.

Home Decor Lanterns
A Collection Of Beautiful Lanterns

White Teak showcases a wide range of articles from table lamps to chandeliers, pendant lights, floor lamps, wall lights, you name it! And it's just a click away!

It believes in employing the best quality material, creating unique international designs. 

The company strongly focuses on value for money at its root. The increasing demand for its decorative home lightings speaks volumes!

From ordinary to excellent

Decorative lighting is a discovery eliminating the crude stagnancies of everyday life. A beautifully decorated home shows the amount of care you put into yourself, it isn’t different from your being. It represents a zeal to achieve more, to excel.

The White Teak Company invites you to live in excellence and envision a brighter and more magnificent future with its collection of decorative lightings and home décor Artifacts.

For Light brings happiness and Decorative Lighting in your home are splashes of Joy.

Table Lamp Sizing Guide : Living Rooms

Table Lamps add a definite charm and accessorise a space beautifully. And there are so many choices! Tall, short, metallic, ceramic, glassy. We sure know what its like to walk into a store and be spoiled for choice between the hundreds of options in front of us.

At White Teak, we understand how sizing can be important. Don’t worry, its not that difficult, after you’ve gone through our handy guide, you will have all the information you need to pick the perfect one for your living room and be sure it doesn’t mis-match or leave your guests getting a peek of the insides of your lamp.

Start with the placement - where in the living room do you want to place the Table Lamp?

Most common place is on the side table next to a sofa in the living room. If so, sit on the chair next to this table, and measure the distance from the table top to your eye level. You want the shade bottom to reach around here. So, anyone sitting on this chair never has to face the glare of a naked bulb.

Unless, of course if the bulb is meant to be visible, in which case we’d go with a classy Edison bulb - these are quiet popular today!

Lets start with the lamp height. Most lamps are approximate 30” tall, which is suitable for the living room. Standing by the side of a sofa, this lamp height should suitably illuminate the space and be enough for reading or having a snack.

If, however, you want to use it on a side counter, go back to the rule of the eye-level as stated above, and make sure the bulb isn’t visible from the nearest sitting points in the room.

Width-wise, we want the lamp to fit into the table its placed on. Generally, try and keep it at around half the width of the side table, to avoid the shade towering over from both sides. If you have a choice of shades, pick one who’s diameter is within 2 inches of the base’s length. Eg: If the base length is 14”, be sure the shade diameter is between 12” to 16”.

For all of our products website we have strived to put in as much height and sizing information as is possible. If you’d still like some kind of detailed information do reach out and let us know via the chat box, our assistants will be glad to help out.

These general guidelines should help you decide on a lamp to ensure you get the sizing right, no matter where you wish to place it.

Living Room Decor Ideas: Get the Perfect Living Room

Your living room is your social hub – it multi-functions as an entertaining space for guests, a de-stressing space after a hard day’s work, a place to engage the kids in activities, or maybe to just relax and channel surf on your TV. You probably already know how important it is to get the look and feel right of your living room, fret not, we’re here to help you arrange the perfect space for your needs.

Lets start with the first essential: Furniture.

How to Arrange Furniture in the Living Room


To start off, we always want to optimise for space. Nobody likes a cluttered space where you have to squeeze between chairs to get to a seat, or knock into coffee tables as you walk around. Keep a good amount of space between each piece to allow people to walk around.

Divide & Conquer:

This works best for large or L-shaped living rooms. Break them up into separate sections with the use of furniture. The back of your sofa functions as a visual divider and can be used to separate the living area from the dining area.

Use cool rugs to create further definition, this helps each space to behave independently of each other.

Traffic Flow:

Allow people to walk freely through the passage. If your living room has multiple doorways, be sure to arrange furniture such that you can walk around from room to room without hitting their knees and toes into tables etc.

Focal Point:

Look for the natural focal point. It could be a window with a view, or a wall with art on it, a tv, or even a showcase. Arrange the sofa and chairs so everyone can look at it as well as the guests in the room. As Joey says :

Conversation Areas:

Create designated conversation areas – if you have a large room, pair pieces of furniture together. This could be 2 chairs facing each other like in this living room:

An excellent idea is to create “islands” – seating arrangements demarcated by rugs. Rugs help to visually separate spaces, and can be pretty too!

Drink Rest:

Ensure that every chair / seat has a nearby-enough drink rest. It could be the centre coffee table, or even a small side table.

Lighting a.k.a Ambience

We all want a living room that allows you to feel fresh in the mornings, and relaxed in the evenings. How do we achieve this? Energising enough to help you face all the challenges of the day, yet comfortable enough that you can kick back with a glass of wine.

Ambience, ambience, ambience. That’s the key word. And we create this ambience by playing around with the lighting of the room. In the day time, we want to ensure as much natural lighting as possible comes in. See this room:

And in the night, we want to re-create this natural glow with our own interior lighting, as this room has perfectly done with a faux-fireplace:

Ambient Lighting, as I have covered in my previous blog post, is the general illumination of the room. I like to start off planning the lighting of the room with a general ambient lighting. The best way to achieve this is with a large overhead chandelier. Be sure to always have a dimmer installed in all your lights, this helps you adjust around till you get the right mood settings.

Based on the look you are going for, this could be a Modern Chandelier like the Ice Age, or a fairly dramatic traditional one like our Park Avenue Princess. I personally prefer to go with a chandelier that’s dramatic.

I have written a detailed guide to choosing chandeliers – before buying one, do read it here.

While chandeliers serve for general illumination in the room, I also love to use Floor Lamps and Table Lamps as additional layers of lighting.

In my living room in the far corner I have a tall thin floor lamp that just about lights up the two chairs around it, without disturbing the dining area or other spaces in my house.

Another tip I’ve seen used in other houses is to mix up the Floor & Table Lamps – place one of each on either side of a sofa for an asymmetric curious look – a tall floor lamp on one side, and a side table with a matching table lamp on the other side. We’ve got pairs on our site as well – if you’d like to experiment with this look, send us a photo of your room and we’ll be happy to help suggest which pair to go with!

Last Up, Decor Accents

Decorative Accents add a whole bit of color, style and personality to your living room. And hey, if nothing else, they create interesting conversation pieces! Nothing brightens up a party like an eccentric item or two that has a story behind it. A story from your travels, from your childhood, or one that just stole your heart from a designer store!

Why use Decor Accents:

Think of decor as little pieces of jewellery in your home. Much like the little earrings you just know match beautifully with your dress, decor items are like accessories to adorn your room with. Have a large empty-looking coffee table? Place a sculpture on it. Or have a corner that no furniture seems to fit into? We’ve got the perfect piece for that! Fill up your room with interesting tid-bits and watch conversations spark.

Where to place them:

Once you’ve done with the first step of placing your furniture in the right spaces, look around. Imagine the room filled with people, and look around. Where is everyone looking? At an empty coffee table? Or at a blank wall

Hang your favourite art on the wall, or look out for wall hangings that match the theme of your room. See how beautifully this room has used a wall hanging to pull together the space:

Moroccan Influence

Alternatively, you could always go with shelves and side-counter as well. Counters tend to get filled with clutter. Keys, mobiles, charges – all finds its way to the side counter. A handy tip to avoid this happening is to place a little tray or a bowl on the counter top, within which could go these clutter-causing essentials. Once that’s out of the way, use the rest of the shelf space to create a statement.

Coffee tables need not be for just coffee! See how this room has a couple of contrasting but eye-catching decor pieces bang in the center:

How to choose a decor piece:

This really is a personal preference. You can go nuts here. Picking the ones that speak to your heart. Or the ones that resemble your personality. Are you a booklover? Have a shelf filled with your favourite books right above your sofa:

Or, are you a fan of everything fresh and natural? A simple vase would do wonders here, filled with fresh flowers

So, that about summarizes my living room decor guide.

I love to share some of my ideas on decor and lighting tips – and I’d live to hear back from you on what you think. Do write to me, send me pictures of your home – or catch up with our stylist Shikha on chat. She could help you pick out the right decor piece for your room, or even the best lamp for the look you’re going for.

Stay Stylish!

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