Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks in High Ceiling Rooms

05.20.08

High ceilings are generally something that many homeowners wish to have in their own living space as they give the room – and the home in general – a wide-open, airy feeling and add depth to the space. But what is often a selling feature in a home – or the feature that people choose when building new construction – sometimes becomes an issue when it comes to actually filling the space. With such high ceilings, very few things seem to fit the room appropriately and often those things that are chosen look out of scale.

Grandfather clocks, however, are actually one piece that will fill a space quite nicely in a room with high ceilings. In fact, grandfather clocks, at their typical height of six feet, actually fit more appropriately in rooms with higher ceilings. With a well chosen grandfather clock in a room with vaulted or high ceilings, there instantaneously becomes a focal point in the room and a center around which to fill in décor.

Some of the more typical rooms where grandfather clocks would fit best include:

* Entranceways. Oftentimes, the entranceways just inside a front door feature high ceilings and plenty of foyer space. This becomes an issue for homeowners that want there to be a focal point when you enter the home but don’t want to clutter the space with small items. A grandfather clock fills the space without overwhelming it.

* Dining rooms. Those dining rooms with high ceilings can easily lean towards feeling cavernous rather than having the intimate feel that inspire people to converse over meals. A grandfather clock helps to lower the eye and pull the room together.

* Living rooms. Those spaces that are meant to be more formal can oftentimes wind up feeling cold. A grandfather clock in a living room helps to soften the space while still fitting with the sophisticated décor that is often reserved for such a room.

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