If there’s one home decor accessory that stands the test of time, it is, quite literally, the living room clock. Not only is a clock extremely functional and practical, but adds serious style points – especially when paired with a gallery wall. The clocks certainly don’t get enough credit. You can utterly transform your space with a simple (read: statement) wrought iron clock, without having to blow your budget and call in the decorators.
Time & Tide, luxury interior retailers, are sharing how you can turn a space into a home with just the addition of a wall clock.
Tips for styling your home
Before you go ahead and purchase your clock, there are some tips to keep in mind. Above all else, decide where you are going to place the timepiece. Is the clock going to become a focal point of the room and prove a large talking point? Alternatively, are you looking to create a gallery wall and make the clock the central feature? Either way, ensure the clock is not going to be obstructed by cabinets or shelving units.
It’s also important to do your measuring. Measure your wall and mark out the exact position of the clock, particularly if it is a central feature. You also need to choose a piece that truly reflects and compliments the aesthetic of your home.
If there’s one trend to come out of 2018, and continue into 2019, it’s wrought iron. The industrial trend is hugely popular – evident in most bars popping up in city centres – and it’s moved into the home. If you are looking for a feature, it’s time to go big. You can create the illusion of grandeur and more space even in the smallest of homes, and the eye-catching nature of a wrought iron clock can prove hugely effective. Wrought iron is also brilliant for a gallery wall, and can ensure your home looks straight out of the pages of a magazine.
Wine and gin o clock
Wine o clock and gin o clock are, not only our favourite times of the day, but can also be modelled in clock form. The clocks are gaining huge popularity, especially with the ability to stand out against a neutral backdrop and, of course, remind you of your favourite time of the day.
Both clocks function as fabulous wall signs, and also practical pieces. We also suggest placing these clocks in the kitchen, or as near as possible to the wine and gin. That way, as soon as it’s the right time, you have everything prepared.
Marble is a huge trend for 2018, and the trend forecasts for 2019 suggest it’s not going anywhere soon. We certainly have the beauty industry and the ‘influencers’ to thank for promoting the marble trend – and we couldn’t be more grateful. If you are looking to add depth to your room, marble clocks will do so. Similarly, they can add another dimension to an otherwise neutral wall.
Arabic wall clock
An Arabic wall clock is simple, sleek and stylish. For those that are looking to complement minimalist decor, yet still command attention, we suggest looking into Arabic wall clocks – particularly from Thomas Kent. In 2019, interior trends are going back to basics and embracing the natural and stripped back aesthetic. You can also go bold with other furniture pieces for a touch of personality and colour pop in your room.
If you are looking to update tired looking decor, start small before committing to a theme.