Which wall clock to choose?
The wall clock - once an obligatory element of every interior design - gains a second life today, becoming an important part of home, office or hotel space design. Apart from purely practical functions, it also serves as a decoration, gives the interiors a specific character and makes them unique. It can be charmingly old-fashioned or uncompromisingly modern; no matter what style it is in, the wall clock is a distinctive, eye-catching addition. So if you feel that your apartment is missing that "something", you are annoyed by an empty wall in your living room or you want to add a word for impersonal office spaces, the wall clock is the perfect solution. Which one to choose?
Choose your clock style
Simple in form or on the contrary - in a surprising, original shape, made of high quality materials, steel, glass, porcelain, wood. Often without numbers on the dial, whose function is performed by other elements of the clock. Silent and sometimes almost invisible! They are perfect for modern, industrial interiors, where brick and concrete walls reign. Modern wall clocks are also suitable for offices, hotels and other utility rooms.
Chic and elegant fireplace clocks, classic wall clocks, romantic pendulum or cuckoo clocks, with characteristic Roman numerals on the dial. Made of the highest quality materials, in natural colours and classic shapes, they will be a perfect complement to the traditional interior design. By contrast, you can also use them in a room decorated in industrial or loft style.
The lovers of retro style will surely be interested in such models as: Cronotime - a reissue of the famous clock designed in the 60s by Pio Manzu, the Pendulum Square clock with a pendulum, combining tradition with modernity, or the Harriet model, referring to the Provencal style and matching the cosy, idyllic interiors. The retro wall clocks are old-fashioned, but their mechanism is faultless and walks like a... in a watch!
A heavy, wide frame, usually metal or wooden, and a very legible dial with a scale and black-coloured hands are the hallmarks of station clocks. References to classic, perfectly recognizable forms and shapes are the essence of vintage style. Such wall clocks will add character to any interior, especially the austere loft spaces of apartments and offices kept in subdued colours.
The kitchen wall clocks have become a separate category of clocks. Why? First of all because time control in no other room is as important as in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, stewing - culinary activities often have to be monitored every minute. In addition, kitchen clocks are characterised by a clear digitblade, because one glance must be enough to assess the time remaining to complete the preparation of a given dish.
What kind of material does the clock fit into your interior?
Wood is universal and timeless. It will never cease to be fashionable, and it fits into almost any interior and looks good with other materials. Choosing a wooden wall clock is therefore a safe solution. The combination of a natural-coloured wooden frame with a light glass-covered digital frame is a classic solution for the home or office. Those who love a wooden "total looku" can opt for a clock made entirely of wood - this model will look good in Scandinavian or Provencal style interiors.
Minimalist, matt or glossy, in silver, chrome or copper colours, steel wall clocks are an original decorative element. Thanks to the use of the material steel, these clocks no longer need additional decorations - and without them they attract attention. Steel gives them a refined character, and their usually simple form makes them the quintessence of elegance. Perfect for industrial, loft spaces and raw interior design.
Wall clocks can be made of transparent, glossy or matted glass. The former look particularly striking against the background of walls with distinctive colours, covered with wallpaper with an interesting texture. Matted glass, on the other hand, can have a colour without losing its transparency. Glass clocks fit into modern style interiors, offices, hotels or conference rooms. They will be suitable wherever universality and elegance count, but they will also be an original decorative element - delicate and devoid of unnecessary ornaments.
Subdued, minimalistic colors
White, black, various shades of grey with delicate accents of more expressive colours in the form of e.g. a red hand... These wall clock colours are a safe yet very elegant choice. The timer, maintained in subdued colours, will add class to any interior and will suit it even when the fantasy comes to changing the colour of the walls or laying down patterned wallpaper.
Bold patterns and juicy colours
How about an eye-catching, distinctive addition in an intense color? A wall clock with a uniform, saturated colour can be a hit. These types of clocks will fit into raw, loft-like interiors as well as apartments and offices kept in subdued colors. The most courageous may choose a contrasting combination of colours, e.g. hanging a yellow clock on an orange wall.
Clocks printed on the dial
Something for the brave! You can't pass by a clock with such a print. And if you add an unprecedented shape to the expressive, multi-coloured pattern, the effect will really beat your eyes! However, a wall clock with a dial print may also appeal to a classic lover - just choose something in classic colours, such as black and white.
Form and shape
Simple, streamlined shapes, subdued colours, sparing design - these are the hallmarks of minimalist wall clocks that will fit into any interior. Choosing such a model of a clock, you can be sure that it will stay inside for a long time; after all, a classic never gets boring! The Dutch brand Karlsson is the first in the category of minimalist wall clocks.
Large wall clocks
They are not so much a design accent as a dominant complex, consisting of an extensive, clear digitblat and exceptionally long clues. When deciding on a large wall clock, one has to reckon with the fact that it will completely dominate the interior and will be the first element that will attract the eye of a person crossing the threshold.
Nowadays, a wall clock pendulum can take the form not only of a heavy ball swaying at the bottom of the clock mechanism, but also of a chain to the cork from the bath or even... a ruler. Traditionalists, however, will also find for themselves pendulum clocks measuring seconds in the classic form. A large selection of shapes, colours and patterns allows you to adjust the clock to the chosen style (retro, vintage, modern), without having to give up the pendulum element.
The cuckoo clock is an absolute classic when it comes to timepieces. A novelty and extremely convenient solution are clocks with a light sensor, thanks to which when the light is switched off, the cuckoo mechanism deactivates without waking the household members at night. The cuckoo clock, like the pendulum clock, introduces the atmosphere of the past into the interior.
And for the little ones...
By choosing a wall clock for your children's room, you can let your fantasy run wild... just like inventive children's clock designers did. With a variety of colours, patterns and shapes, the search for a children's room clock ends with a nice return to your youth! Crayons instead of crayons or crazy digits are just right here. In this case, there is no need to be afraid of bright colours or creatures straight from the fairy tale, after all, the most important thing is that the child learning to read the hours should have a wide smile on his or her face!