Having a Giant Clock at Home: Benefits and Recommendations
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Having a giant clock in your house is something pretty unusual after all. I don't know about you, but I've rarely seen giant clocks when I've been invited somewhere. I've seen them before, but they were probably so misplaced that I can hardly remember them. Yet we've all seen those clocks that blend so well with an interior design. In a home art magazine or while walking around Ikea: they're everywhere! Wouldn't these beautiful and harmonious objects suit the style of your living room? In this article, we will see how to make the giant clock a useful, elegant and therefore indispensable tool.
Having a giant clock at home: the advantages
Unique interior design and style
Turning a giant clock into a decorative object, suits a lot of architecture and style. In fact it's quite simple: with all the models you can find, you're bound to find THE perfect piece for your home. From the most basic design to a very busy decoration, it is an element that will remain sober if you know how to implement it properly.
You have a large room with a modern style, with an important monochrome. Install, where you concentrate your decoration, a very neutral and original clock to highlight this white wall. You will give your space another dimension.
Your style is more like that of an industrialist? Beautiful bricks, concrete and patinated wood. Now try to visualize these beautiful clocks from the industrial age, like the one by Big Ben. A beautiful raw clock, with its Roman numerals will be perfect to decorate your wall. With this style of decoration you can even couple your giant clock with a small Nixie clock. This retro and futuristic object will give an added value to your decoration and you can even put it in your kitchen for example.
Personally, I'm more of a bohemian at heart. An interior that is a mix of beauty, cultures and very warm colours. You will find this beautiful wall clock with a design of feathers or leaves for a more tribal and natural decor.
Don't miss the time anymore thanks to its giant clock.
That's right! Now there's no chance of forgetting time and getting stuck at the last minute. You probably have a lot of things to do in your life. Whether it's personal projects in your free time, meetings to plan, or working irregular hours. You can't afford to forget where you are during the day. These giant clocks are ideal for that: you can't miss them!
It's also a plus for smartphones and eyes glued to the screens. Looking at the time and starting to navigate it is no longer necessary, as your clock tells you exactly what time it is. Now you can have meals with friends or use your phone for social occasions.
Finding the perfect place for your giant clock
This is a big question for a lot of people. You don't necessarily know how to place your clock on a wall or how high it should be. Place it too low and your room will lose all its harmony. And if you put it in your toilet or facing your tiles on the side of your fireplace, you're not sure it will do much good.
Let's see in detail how to find the right location and choose the right height.
Finding the right place for your clock
If you have chosen a giant clock for your decoration, you must have a wall at home big enough to hang it. We will often put it in the main room. The living room is often chosen, in the middle of the largest wall to highlight your decoration. Such a large room will often be the only wall element in your decoration. Afterwards, nothing prevents you from adding decoration, if you appreciate the gallery style for example.
The size of giant clocks often makes them rather heavy, and precautions must be taken when installing them. These objects are not suitable for basic fastening systems, which generally do not support more than 1 kg. In most cases, you will have to make a hole in your wall.
The best way to do this is to drive a nail or wall plug through the hole and put the notch of your clock in it. This will be strong enough and you will not have to worry about whether your clock will fall or not.
Choosing the right height for your clock
To choose the height of your clock there is no rule, as several factors are taken into account.
What is generally done is to place the clock at the average line of sight of the occupants of the house. This will make it easier to read the time, and you won't have to look for the best position for too long. It is a simple reference to get the ideal height. Thus, in most cases, you will place your clock between 1.50 m and 1.60 m above the ground. For the record, art galleries and museums position works of art at this height.
Afterwards, the choice of a really giant clock (74 cm in diameter for example) will push you to hang it a little higher. It is so imposing that we advise you to place it about 2 m above the ground, as this will not affect its readability.
The last important point is the size of the room in which you are going to install your clock. If you have very open spaces, don't hesitate to hang it rather high up. On the contrary, if you are rather small, you can place your object lower.
For example, if you want to contemplate your decoration from your sofa, you can place it a little lower. Make sure that it barely protrudes from the sofa (20 cm above) and you will have the ideal height.
To conclude, I will say that you just have to go for it if you don't have your large clock yet. Do not hesitate to look at our collection of giant clocks to find one of quality that will perfectly decorate your home. For those who already have their clock and don't know what to do with it, don't wait any longer to take it out of the attic! Follow our advice to make it an essential element of decoration.
I needed a fun little tabletop clock for my workspace. I wanted something modern and a little unusual. I considered a Swiss Railway Clock design, however, they were all very exclusive and overpriced. In my search, this interesting similar clock popped up. It's way more interesting than other designs I was seeing, especially with its squiggly, red, smooth running second hand. It doesn't jerk and click like so many many quartz clock models. It is the perfect size, not overwhelming my work table. It's very solid!