• by vinux

Speaking of tea sets, it is actually quite particular about using them to brew tea, and even the placement of the tea set is also particular. The tea table in China began to be popular after entering the Qing Dynasty. As seen from Ming Dynasty paintings, at that time, the incense tables had the functions of both incense tables and tea tables. In the Qing Dynasty, the tea table was separated from the incense table and evolved into an independent new variety.

Generally speaking, tea tables are smaller in size, some of which are even made into two layers and can be easily distinguished from incense tables. In the Qing Dynasty, tea tables were seldom set up alone, usually placed between a pair of armchairs and arranged in sets on both sides of the hall. Because it is used in sets between chairs, its form, decoration, number of mosaics and materials and colors used are mostly determined by the style of the chair.

Different shapes, materials and colors of tea tables represent different five elements and meanings, forming an important landscape in the feng shui of the living room.

One, Placing the Tea Table

1. 茶几的大小与客厅的面积应合适,不要太大或太小。
The size of the tea table should be appropriate to the area of the living room, not too big or too small.

2. 茶几靠近客厅中心,便于聚集和活动。
The tea table should be near the center of the living room, which is convenient for gathering and activities.

3. 如果客厅面积较大,可以选择带抽屉的茶几装饰室内空间。If the area of the living room is large, you can choose a tea table with drawers to decorate the indoor space.

4. 选择简约式或具有特色的茶几来填补客厅壁龛里的空隙。Choose a simple or characteristic tea table to fill in the gap in the niche of the living room.

When choosing a coffee table, low and flat should be the principle. If someone sits on the sofa, it is ideal if the coffee table is no higher than their knees. Moreover, there should be enough space in front of the sofa for the coffee table; if the distance between them is too close, it will cause lots of inconvenience.

(1) The arrangement of tea set should be reasonable, practical and beautiful, paying attention to the sense of hierarchy and lines changing. The placement of exquisite teawares can bring elegant leisure feel to the living room.

The process of arranging the teapot and tea cups should be orderly, balanced on both sides, and try not to have any obstructions.

If there is an obstruction, arrange from low to high, placing the lower tea utensils such as cups in front of the guest’s line of sight.

Second, Location of the Tea Table

The location of the tea table needs to be adjusted according to the size and layout of the room. Generally speaking, it should not be too close to the window or door, and it should not occupy the middle of a room. It is best placed in an elegant corner or along a wall where it can reflect a pleasant atmosphere.

In the living room, the coffee table is usually placed next to or in front of the sofa.

Third, the Shape of the Tea Table

The ideal shape of a tea table is rectangular or oval, while round can also be an option; tables with sharp corners should be avoided. Some young friends like unique-shaped tea tables, but from the perspective of Feng Shui, too unique a shape is not an ideal choice.

Fourth, the size of the tea table

Without a doubt, the sofa is the main, and the coffee table is the guest; The sofa is higher than the mountain, and the coffee table is lower than the sand water. Both must cooperate, with mountains and rivers having feelings, in order to conform to the principles of geomancy. The main should be tall and big while the guest should be small and low. If the area of ​​the coffee table is too large, it will be noisy and take away from the main, which is not a good omen. Therefore, the coffee table in front of the sofa should not be too large. If there is a coffee table in front of the sofa that occupies too much space, it means that it has taken away from the main. To avoid this pattern and maintain harmony at home, it would be best to replace it with one that has a smaller area so that both parties cooperate harmoniously without conflicting with geomancy.

Five, Color of the Tea Table

The color of a tea table should be natural and elegant. Generally speaking, people prefer to choose light colors such as white, ivory, beige and so on. Other colors like blue, green or pink can also be used to match with different styles of furniture.

The selection of tea table color should also be based on the host’s preference in order to better benefit his fortune. For instance, people who favor wood according to their fortune can select green series tea tables; those who prefer fire can choose red and purple series; those leaning toward water can go with black and blue series; people who like gold can select white series; and those who favor earth should pick yellow and brown series.

Sixth, the material of the tea table

According to the relationship between the five elements and the industry that the master likes, the following choices can be made:

People engaged in creative design and performance industries are suitable for wooden tea tables; People engaged in politics and finance are suitable for glass material tea tables; People engaged in logistics, transportation and foreign trade industries should use metal copper tea tables; People engaged in education, beauty and chemical industries should choose rattan tea tables; People engaged in real estate, catering, and medicine should choose plastic tea tables. People also often choose stone or wood-made tea tables as a symbol of peace and power to open their fortunes and place them in the northwest corner to strengthen the career foundation of the male host.