Adding a pop of colour to your home’s interior design can be quite easy. With the vast selection of decorative pillows, throw blankets, indoor plants and souvenirs, you can easily spruce up an otherwise dull and boring room. While you can also change the colour of your walls, this might get a bit messy. And since I’m all for style and beauty that can be achieved with ease and without breaking the bank, today, I’ll share with you a secret. There is another way to spice up those blank walls in your home – consider wall clocks.
Ways to Jazz Up Your Home with a Clock
Today’s wall clocks can do more than just tell time. They can add a personal touch to the room, can serve as its focal point and can make your home feel cosier. The thing I’ve learned about clocks is that their placement matters a lot. You can’t just hang them anywhere in your home and expect them to steal the show. That just won’t happen. Been there done that. After a long time doing it the wrong way, recently, I found out that certain wall clock spots can enhance your interior design.
The Living Room
The living room is one of the most common rooms for wall décor clock placement. By placing a clock in this room, you can keep track of time whether you’re relaxing after work, watching TV or entertaining. Available in lots of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, wall clocks have become all-time favourite decorative pieces. If you want your clock to be seen from every corner of the room, you can hang an oversized model above the sofa. In case you find it difficult to see the time when sitting on the sofa, you can easily move the clock above a console table or a shelf. Wall decor clocks can also add interest to your room if placed above the fireplace.
Adding a clock in your kitchen can come in really handy when cooking. This way, you can check the time any time you need without having to wash your hands and reach for the phone. Additionally, a wall clock can help you manage your time easier, especially when making breakfast and getting ready for work.
One of the most common reasons why people avoid placing a clock in the bedroom is because of that annoying ticking noise. However, thanks to modern technology, nowadays, you can buy a clock with a more silent ticking sound. So, if you like having a clock in the bedroom in order to start and finish your routines on time, but hate its noise, you can buy a digital clock.
Things to Keep in Mind
How Big Should a Wall Clock Be?
Although decorative wall clocks can be a great addition to any of the above-mentioned rooms, this doesn’t mean that all clocks can fit perfectly in any room, design-wise. Make sure you pick the right clock size for the size of the room and its function. An oversized clock can look out of place in a small room. Consequently, larger clocks can sit great in larger rooms, as they can add character to it. If you have set your heart on a smaller clock and you want to place it in a bigger room, you might want to pair it with several other clocks of different sizes. Otherwise, it will go unnoticed.
Smaller clocks fit better in a smaller room like the kitchen or a small hallway. Medium-sized clocks, on the other hand, would be great in a medium-sized room, like the bedroom or dining room.
Height & Spacing
One of the only ways to place your clock in the right position is by taking into account your eye level. In other words, you should feel comfortable when looking at it. However, in many magazines, we can see that clocks can also be placed above eye level, especially when placing a clock in the entryway or in the living room. In order to avoid overcrowding, it is best to leave 10 – 15cm of space between the clock and any other surrounding decorative art pieces, lighting fixture or furniture piece.
How to Choose a Wall Clock?
Choosing a clock for any room of your home is not that complex. Before buying, consider all the styles and types in order to choose the model that best fits your interior design.