Society has moved to looking at our phones, the microwave, the oven, or our digital alarm clocks to know the time and it seems the actual analog clock is slowly disappearing. For instance search “alarm clock” on Amazon and of the first 20 results, only three are analog clocks. The funny thing is they boast descriptions like “vintage” next to their picture. To me this is nuts. It’s like the ability to actually tell time is dying.
It’s especially sad because clocks are actually very beautiful and versatile items to accessorize your home with. Decorate your entry way console or foyer with a small desk top clock or adorn your book shelves with a table top clock that pairs with your room design. Or, set a clock alongside your treasured family photos on your wall shelves. Instead of looking at your phone every half hour look, at the antiqued brass clock resting on your end table by your lamp. You can even go big and display a large wall clock as an over-the-mantel art piece or replace that dining room mirror resting on your buffet with an over-sized metal or wood styled timepiece. We also love seeing the traditional grandfather clock in bedrooms and foyers and recommend using small wall clocks alongside your other framed beauties on your photo wall. If you look in the right places, you can find the perfect timepiece to fit your design style and help keep the ability to tell time alive.
If you love traditional clocks as much as we do, take a peek at these classic designs from our new Ciao Living line.