It's About Time: The Clock as a Focal Point
I am a busy mom to four and I am completely obsessed with all things house and home. I have an eye for pretty and love to write about making beautiful and livable spaces at my blog www.shabbynest.blogspot.com .
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Just because something is utilitarian in nature doesn't mean it can't make a stunning design statement. Let's take clocks for example. The humble clock, when incorporated creatively, can be elevated to centerpiece status in a room. Check out this collection of rooms where clocks serve as focal points. It's sure to give you a little "timely" design inspiration.
A unique oversized clock serves as an art piece above this living room mantel.
This particular clock is available for purchase from Neutral Dwelling.
A clock is an unexpected, but useful, addition to a bathroom. In this case, the distinctive wall mounting makes the clock fun as well as functional.
A large grouping of vintage table clocks on top of a cabinet makes an eye-catching display.
Vintage clock faces add dimension to a wall grouping. Used en mass, they create a striking alternative to a typical gallery wall.
A small wall clock gains importance (and whimsy) when surrounded by a larger picture frame.
A Swedish-inspired banjo clock looks grand and stately at the base of a staircase.
For a fun timepiece, try adding a clock mechanism to an empty wall. This chalkboard wall provides endless opportunities to play with the clock concept. Try writing words rather than numbers...dinnertime or bedtime, perhaps?
A clock in a unique shape automatically draws the eye. This tall and skinny column-inspired grandfather clock holds its own in this dramatic entry.
A clock is a perfect addition to a child's room. Try a whimsical design such as the one pictured here to hold a young one's interest.
Ideabook updated on March 16, 2011.
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