Clocks and timepieces have been a part of the home's decor for as long as they've been around. Even as technology and new adaptations have evolved and shaped different looks and functions for clocks, they have still maintained a strong presence around the home. Whether used on a wall, desk or mantelpiece, clocks have the potential to smartly decorate an area. Here are a few tips and products that offer the chance to bring about a striking new look.
Using on a mantelpiece - Mantel Clocks.
The Wesco Mini Clock with Timer looks smart and attractive on any mantelpiece. With the opportunity to use it as an alarm clock as well, it also serves as a reliable organiser. Retro styled and available in a variety of different colours, this is one clock that could make a noticeable difference to both a home's look as well as its timekeeping.
Making use of clocks on a mantel or above a fireplace is a good way of providing an organised look to a space. With the added usefulness that always knowing where the clock is, you'll never need to wonder what the time is.
Set on the wall - Wall Clocks.
The classic style of clocks in the home is usually seen as being Wall Clocks. The form and style of these clocks has changed throughout the years, but the basic principles are still the same. A classic look of numerals and hour and minute hands set against a plain background is often the way these clocks are presented, but as can be seen, there are a variety of different ways of applying this.
The Cookhouse II Wall Clock by Newgate Clocks (above) for example brings a metallic edge to the overall effect. With a brass trim contrasting with the white clock-face and black or white border, the clock has a authentic old style appearance. The numerical markers are dark in colour and stand out clearly and strongly against the background, making them easy to read. The brass clock hands are equally visible and provide a clear and strong way to tell the time at home.
A completely different kind of wall clock is offered by the Zone Denmark Graphic Wall Clock. The clock is great for adding a extra helping of fun and colour wherever used. Making full use of a distinctive graphic print in strong colours, the clock by Zone Denmark acts as a fun and active addition to a room. Easy to fit flat onto a wall,the aluminum timepiece is powered by a single AA battery. The silent movement of the hands provide perfect timekeeping and is part of the whole compelling package.