There are various types of furniture, small furniture is mostly used on the kang or table, which is called “desk furniture”; Large furniture is mostly placed on the ground and is called “floor furniture”. So, what are the commonly used “floor furniture” in home life?
One characteristic of floor-to-ceiling furniture is its size. It is easy to understand that the furniture in the adult’s home must be in line with the height and body type, and the smaller furniture is not only inconvenient to use, but even easy to “trip” the owner when he is inattentive. However, the size of the furniture should not be too large, otherwise it occupies too much living space, but it looks forced.
Secondly, the floor furniture should be practical. Contemporary homes are mostly small and medium-sized units with limited area. Landing furniture occupies a certain space in the home, and if these spaces cannot be used and summarized, then the existence of furniture is almost meaningless.
So, what are the necessary “floor furniture” in contemporary home life?
Table case: Every home has at least one table case
Regardless of the size of the family, the table case is a must-have “floor furniture”. There are also many table cases in home life: the dining table is an indispensable “daily necessities”, we have to eat at the dinner table, banquet guests, and even use it as a “mahjong table” during New Year’s holidays; The desk is a memory of the student days, and today the computer on the desk has replaced the workbook, but it is still an important piece of furniture in the home life.
There are also table cases that appear in some families, and for them, these table cases are also necessary: offerings are used to place sacrificial offerings, worship religious gods or ancestors, mostly in religious families; Piano tables and painting tables are used exclusively for learning the piano or practicing painting, and are mostly found in families with artistic pursuits; Tea tables are mostly found in offices or families engaged in business, because there are many guests who receive friends and customers, and they need to pour tea.
Chairs and stools: the “golden partner” of table furniture
With a table, chairs and stools must be indispensable, otherwise how can we sit with a table? However, there are many types of commonly used chairs and stools: classical ones include official hat chairs, circle chairs, round piers, cross-poles and bar stools, and modern sofas. Which one is necessary for home life?
The matching of chairs and stools is related to the table case, one is the height of the table case, and the other is the purpose of the table case. It’s like we can’t use a handover to accompany the dining table and desk; You can’t use a sofa to match the table. Similarly, the type of chair and stool is also related to the location of the appearance.
The living room must have a sofa, because to entertain guests, you need a long piece of furniture, you can sit multiple guests at the same time, rather than several guests to move several chairs; The dining room must have an official hat chair or round pier, as for the specific use of which depends on the style of the dining room; The necessary office has official hat chairs, circle chairs and round piers, which are more “book aroma” in line with the atmosphere of the study; The entrance must have a crossbar or a small stool, which is not very suitable for people to sit and change shoes.
Bed: Simplicity is the biggest advantage
Classical beds are a type of furniture that people love and hate in home life. Yesterday, Zhimu.com WeChat said about the types of beds in China, but are these beds suitable for our contemporary bedrooms? Not necessarily!
For example, the pull-out bed is huge, but the bedroom space is limited, how to install it? The ancients placed toiletries in it for more convenience, and now we have our own toilet in our bedroom, isn’t it more convenient? Therefore, except for villas or collectors, ordinary people rarely have pull-out beds.
Shelf beds and Luohan beds are now essential furniture in home life – what could be more stylish and minimalist than a rack bed? And what more “versatile” furniture than a Luohan bed?
The shape of the shelf bed is simple but the ancient rhyme is far, and the size of the area is not large, and many of the beds of the 70s and 80s when they were children were shelf beds; When the Luohan bed does not put the kang table, it can be used directly as a sofa; When guests come, put the kang table on the table that can be used as a simple tea ceremony; Or maybe a little mood comes, you can also put a few stacks of side dishes on the kang table and drink a few glasses of sake!
Cabinet shelves: a collection place for “new Chinese” furniture
There are three types of cabinets commonly used in home life: cabinets, TV cabinets and shoe cabinets/shelves. The purpose of these three cabinets is different, and the shape is also different.
Cabinets are the most classic type of classical furniture, such as three-stuffy cabinets, even two cabinets and so on. Mahogany cabinets are antiseptic and insect-proof and must be kept dry, so they are most suitable for storing rice, flour and other foods that are not easy to store and need to be isolated from moisture.
The TV cabinet can be regarded as “new Chinese” furniture, and its existence is mainly to place the display screen of the TV, so considering the height of the sofa and other seats, the TV cabinet is best to be short and long. Under the cabinet, you can also place some small things, such as: snacks to eat when watching TV, DVDs for watching movies, PS4s for playing games, and so on.
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Shoe cabinets (some people use shoe racks at home) are also “new Chinese” furniture, because only modern people are accustomed to classifying shoes in cabinets at the door or in the entrance. The shoe cabinet or shoe rack is mostly open, which is convenient for the owner or guest to quickly pick up shoes when they go out and leave.
Today, although many Ming and Qing dynasty furniture types are still there, they are no longer suitable for home life. Furniture people inherit classical furniture culture and skills, and are also developing furniture culture and skills suitable for contemporary people’s lives. Today’s commonly used Chinese homes have many “masterpieces” of contemporary furniture people, perhaps design and innovation are not so frequent, but the convenience they bring to our home life is commendable!
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