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Wall Clocks

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Wall clocks are a good way to accent or break up a large expanse of wall. They can be mixed and matched with other wall decorations. They are not only functional but can be very decorative as well. You can flank a wall clock with candle holders or wall plaques.

These clocks are made to be mounted on a wall. They can be mounted with nails, screws, or by using brackets. The mounting will depend on the construction of the clock itself. The clock should be mounted on the wall in a conspicuous place so that it can be seen from all parts of the room. Clocks that cannot be easily seen are not as functional as they can be.

Wall clocks range in price depending on what materials they were made of, who manufactured them, and where they are purchased. Discount wall clocks are available at many common retailers. There are a huge number of retailers for these items. Howard Miller wall clocks are available at retail stores while Seiko wall clocks are also available online.

Occasionally wall space is at a premium and if you've already filled your walls with wall art a desk clock may make a decent substitute. After all, the main purpose of a clock is to be able to keep track of time and we need them even if we do not want to lose a nice decoration off the wall.

Decorative wall clocks are available is a range of sizes and styles. They can be extremely ornate or classic and simple in their design. The choice of styles is pretty much unlimited.

Types of Wall Clocks

Digital Wall Clocks

Digital wall clocks can be decorative in nature. A digital clock is often thought of as being utilitarian in nature and not really all that decorative. It's true that they don't normally have all the frills and fancy framings that a normal analog clock does but they can be quite stylish. They can have a sleek and modern appearance, or they can have a futuristic and high tech look to them.

Modern Wall Clocks

Modern wall clocks run the gamut between classic in appearance and completely abstract. There are some that are so abstract that they don't even look like clocks in the traditional sense. There are so many choices that you almost have to let your current décor choose your clock. If you get something that is totally different from the way you've currently got the room decorated the clock might cause you to rethink things.

As you shop through the many options available for modern wall clocks you might see something that is so striking and so appealing that you just have to have it. This is generally what leads into a redecorating frenzy. It's fun but can get a little pricy after awhile.

Small Wall Clocks

Small wall clocks work well on small walls or walls that are already full of various wall hangings. They come in most styles that you might think of when you're thinking of wall clocks but are simply smaller. You can find small antique clocks, modern clocks, and cuckoo clocks. Which you pick will depend entirely upon your taste and the room that the clock will eventually hang in.

Large Wall Clocks

Large wall clocks tend to have a couple of unique features. They often have large dramatic frames or pendulums. When a clock has a large frame that frame will normally be the dominant decorative aspect. Some large wall clocks that have a pendulum are smallish wall mountable grandfather clocks. They give a nice old-fashioned look to a room.

The wide variety of wall clocks available can make the choice hard. It is often easier to start out with an idea of what you want before you start shopping. Although if you're anything like me that idea will quickly become lost in the blur of wall clocks staring at you…ticking…pressuring you to make a decision.


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