Cultural background of coffee table

- Feb 25, 2020-

With the development of the trend of life, the forms of coffee tables are becoming more and more diverse. The shape and color of the coffee table must not only be coordinated with the surrounding furniture, but also be consistent with the overall living environment. Coffee tables were furniture that became popular after Qing Dynasty. From the paintings of the Ming Dynasty, at the time, the fragrant coffee table had the function of a coffee table. In the Qing Dynasty, the coffee table was separated from the fragrant coffee table and evolved into an independent new variety.

Generally speaking, the coffee table is relatively short, and some are also made into two layers, which is easier to distinguish from the incense table. Tea tables in the Qing Dynasty were less individually decorated, often placed between a pair of armchairs, and furnished on both sides of the hall. Because it is used as a set between the chairs, its form, decoration, inlays, materials and colors used depend on the style of the chair.

The tea table does not have to be placed in the middle of the front of the sofa, but it can also be placed beside the sofa, in front of the floor-to-ceiling window, and decorated with tea sets, lamps, potted plants, etc., which can show an alternative home style. A small rug that matches the space and sofa can be laid under the glass coffee table, and a delicate potted plant can be placed to make the tabletop a beautiful pattern. The height of the coffee table is generally flush with the sitting surface of the sofa; in principle, it is better that the legs of the coffee table and the armrests of the sofa are consistent with the style of the feet.