Ways To Clock It! Decorating With Clocks

A timepiece is essential in most homes, whether to time how long a dish cooks in the kitchen, to tell the time when a favorite soap starts on tele in the lounge or when to expect the kids back home. Putting up any boring old clock will do the job, but why not include it in the interior decor and make it a conversation piece. 

These ideas are easy and adaptable but off beat enough to give your style quotient a fillip. 

Quirky Moments

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A modern interpretation of the grandfather clock for decor 

 Frame the clock with a painted motif. In this case the motif of a grandfather clock is interpreted in a modern way with bright colors and painted repetitively as a decor element in the room, with a clock placed against just one of the silhouettes as a highlight. Concentric circles painted different shades of the same color, with a clock at the centre, would be a subtle way to decorate a more subdued room.

 Stuck On 

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A modern polka dot decal frames a steel faced clock

Use a decal to emphasize a clock by placing it around the clock. Together they will act as budget friendly modern wall art and the decal will bring focus to the wall clock. Besides this is the ultimate flexible decor option, you can change the decal when the mood strikes you and replace it with something completely different for a whole new look.


Multiply Time

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Antique clocks in a rustic living room

Use multiple clocks as the main decor accent in a room. Many antique clocks placed at various heights, from floor to ceiling, draw the eye and dress up a rustic living room above. A collection of brightly colored cuckoo clocks are oh so cute for a nursery.

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Colorful cuckoo clocks in a nursery

Big Is Beautiful

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Large clocks for contemporary chic decor

A really large clock can be the focal point in a room. Placed behind a lounge, a large clock does double duty as art. The color and theme of the room can be built around the clock, as shown in the chic decor of the contemporary living room above.

 Time Window 

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Convert a window into statement clock! This idea envisions the window itself is the face of the clock, while the hands move through the day, the clock shaped shadow moves too. If you have a round window in the stairs, on a mezzanine or under a sloping roof, this is a perfect spot for a clock window.

Time Out

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You can even decorate the outdoors with a clock! Place a clock in the patio or sit-out outdoors to let you know when it's time to stop daydreaming and get going.

 DIY Time

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A bright green lemon motif clock offsets a monotone kitchen

As a DIY project, paint an accurate clock on any vertical surface, you can choose the kitchen backsplash area or the wall above a desk. Use the clock mechanism from a cheap or old clock at the centre or buy an inexpensive quartz clock movement online, attach it to the wall to make it a functional clock with an individual touch 

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A clock painted over a study desk

 Telling time will never be boring again if you implement these ideas for your home!

Ranjita Bhandari

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