The Impact of Clocks in Home Decor

Clocks play an important role in our home. They’re an essential part of each room, a feature that we can’t live without – we even have them in the bathroom.

There are various reasons why they’ve become so important. 

Primarily the girls have certain needs that mean they are driven by rules and guidelines. Time is a big part of the that. They feel comfortable and relaxed when they know the time and rarely go anywhere without access to a clock or watch.

So, having a clock in every room is a practical requirement. 

Now, knowing me as you do, you’ll realised that even the most practical or mundane of household objects needs to satisfy my need for stylish design.

And that applies to my clocks too. 

Let me introduce you to a new addition in the yellow and grey kitchen – the Clocksmith Grey Large Wall Clock from Thomas Kent Clocks. 

I’ve moved a piece of art from this spot to accommodate the clock and it’s the perfect location. What do you think?

The Thomas Kent brand has been making clocks since the early 1980s. Nigel Waller, their founder took inspiration from around the world, and predominantly from fun fairs in the Sixties.

Today, the brand still takes inspiration from memorabilia of days gone by, creating clocks which are glamorous, quirky, contemporary and distinctive.

I’m very impressed by our new large wall clock. Whilst it’s quite big and has plenty of design impact in the room, it’s actually quite light and was very easy to hang on the wall.

The more industrial design is a good match for this room and coordinates well with the rest of the decor.

In fact, the grey edging is almost a perfect match to the wall colour (you can find out more about how the kitchen was designed and put together in this post).

One of my main tips when you’re choosing a clock is to look closely at the display.

If you have children think carefully about their ability to read the time when there are no numbers. We’ve had several clocks with displays made up of dashes and lines rather than digits, and it’s not a great idea when the children are small.

They’ve really struggled to read the time accurately with an absence of numbers. 

The older they get the easier they find the designs though and this one is particularly clear and obvious. Plus, it’s keeping time very well so far too.

And my final piece of advice when choosing a clock for your room, is to not be afraid to go large. The bigger the better to be honest. Think of your clock as more than just a practical addition to the space. 

Think of it as a feature, as wall art and as a way of creating a cohesive interior design. With so many to choose from, you’ll find a clock style that speaks to you and holds your attention, just ensure you love it as you’ll be looking at it a lot.

Do you love to have clocks in your home? I’d love to know if you have them in every room like us. Let me know below. 


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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Beverley
    December 8, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I love the gentle ticking of the clocks in rooms; it’s like the heartbeat of the home and reminds me of childhood.When waiting for something to happen or begin or ends.Also it’s like time stops still; keeps you in a timeless warp in your imagination it throws a memory at you from out of nowhere..

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