We love clocks! They’re practical, add a decorative touch to each room and can reflect our personality, interests and sense of style. Clocks these days are available in a range of shapes, sizes and colours – from traditional favourites such as grandfather clocks, to more contemporary options such as decorative wall clocks. Read the following tips to find the perfect clock for your home:
What size clock should I get?
This really comes down to where you are going to put it. Large wall clocks look fantastic in open hallways and large spaces, whereas small desk clocks, might be most appropriate placed on a bedside table. Keep in mind the existing décor in your room before making a decision and get a sense the rooms proportions, especially the amount of available wall and floor space.
What style clocks should I consider?
Firstly, decide whether you prefer analogue or digital clocks. The former feels more decorative and tends to suit traditional interiors better. However, there is often overlap between the two so if you can’t choose then look around for clocks with traditional faces that also incorporate clever technology. Next, consider if you need something with added functionality such as radio alarm clocks, a world clock map covering different time zones, or a more specialised water resistant model such as a bathroom clock. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of clocks:
Wall ClocksAs the name suggests, wall clocks are hung on the wall, and often add a decorative element to a room. You can find them in a range of shapes, styles and sizes.
Cuckoo ClocksA cuckoo clock is usually regulated by a pendulum, has a mechanical cuckoo which appears for every strike of the hour and makes a sound like a cuckoo’s call. Traditionally, these clocks were very decorative, but you can now find more simple and contemporary styles too.
Floor and Grandfather ClocksGrandfather clocks are a statement piece in any home, and their grandeur is simply something to be marvelled at. However for something less traditional, floor clocks have the same sense of presence as grandfather clocks, but are a more contemporary alternative.
Desk and Mantel ClocksMantel clocks and desk clocks are a flexible alternative to wall or floor clocks as they can be moved around the home. Mantel clocks tend to be more decorative, whereas desk clocks are usually more on the practical side.
Children’s ClocksNot only great for teaching your children to tell the time, children’s clocks also come in a range of colours and styles and can add a decorative element to their bedroom.
Alarm ClocksRise and shine! Alarm clocks are great for getting us up and out of the house in the mornings and they come in a range of styles and types to suit every type of sleeper.
What colour clock should I choose?
Take your lead from what’s already around you in the room and pick a colour or theme that complements that. If you are looking for industrial kitchen clocks, a copper iron wall clock would look stunning above the stove or hung on a feature brick wall. Garden clocks need to withstand the elements so if you plan to add a little eccentric indulgence to your outdoors space, make sure it’s resilient and in a colour that will hide its wear well. A black Paddington Station wall clock in Victorian iron would do nicely.
Here at Houzz UK we are passionate about beautiful homes and products, and are delighted to bring thousands of incredible items right to your fingertips. We have clocks in all shapes, sizes and materials so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your home. So sit back, relax and enjoy browsing our gorgeous clocks online.