Tick Tock - Decorating with Clocks

Posted by Chris Lu on

Wall clocks are an often overlooked design element. They are easy to hang on the wall and available in an array of sizes and colors. A wall clock can be a fun and functional decorating tool. Clocks are often used in interior design because they can be the perfect thing to finish off a room. There can only be so many pieces of artwork and mirrors that you can put on a wall. Here are some guidelines for decorating with clocks:

WHAT'S THE RIGHT HEIGHT?

A clock should hang higher than artwork. Hang it 200 cm from the floor. This is just a general rule and should be modified according to your ceiling height.

WHERE SHOULD I HANG IT?

This versatile item can be placed in many areas like the kitchen, hallway, lounge room or home office. Avoid dining areas and bedrooms (alarm clock excepted) because it's bad Feng Shui. Having it in the dining area will make you rush eating and the bedroom should be a peaceful area.

FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE

Clocks can be used as a focal piece just like artwork. If this is the case, go for a large size and be bold. Also consider the proportion of the room. A large clock will look natural in a large room.

WHICH STYLE SHOULD I GO FOR?

Looking for a pop of colour in a neutral room? A brightly coloured clock might do the trick. A patterned clock will look great in a room of solids. Go for a high contrast look with a light coloured clock on a dark coloured wall.