Clocks today go far beyond the standard cuckoo or grandfather styles — everything from a futuristic digital alarm clock to a simplistic wood grain piece can add a touch of personal style and functional flair to your home. Whether you're mounting your clock on your wall as a focal point, using it as a bedside reference, or adorning your desk, a clock is always a useful addition to any space.
What size clock should I buy?
When figuring out what size you should purchase, answer the following questions:
Where is this clock going to go?
Are you looking for an old-school wall clock or a transportable, battery-powered desk clock?
What will be the overall function of this clock?
Are you a fan of the Roman Numeral clock or do you prefer digital clocks?
Knowing exactly where you want your clock to go and why you need it will help you purchase something that works well in the space you have, both aesthetically and functionally.
What kinds of clocks are available?
Today, there are a wide range of features that clocks have, and a range of functions they can provide. Radio, alarms, satellite radio, MP3 hook ups, and more are all part of a potential package. Like any home appliance, it's simply a matter of thinking about what you want to get out of this clock, and how much you want to spend. If you're just looking for a simple timer in the kitchen, it's probably not worth it to splurge on a clock with Sirius XM radio built in.
What style clock should I look for?
You will look at your clock constantly (especially if you’re a highly punctual person!), so make sure you absolutely love it! In terms of general functionality, don’t choose a piece with Roman Numerals if you have a hard time reading them; conversely, if you can’t stand the neon glare of digital numbers, consider an analog clock. Aesthetically, you’ll also want to ensure that your new clock purchase also works well with the accessories and home decor you currently have. Even if your new clock is just going on your nightstand, picking something in a fun design can make a huge difference in terms of your room’s vibe; your alarm clock is going to be one of the first things you see in the morning, so make it something you'll be happy to wake up to! In terms of wall clocks, or larger floor or grandfather clocks, these statement pieces can really complement your living room and uplevel your decor — just make sure to choose a style and material that you won’t mind looking at for awhile!