Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks Transform a Small Space

03.27.08

Homeowners with smaller living spaces face their own challenges in terms of décor. Furniture that may have fit perfectly in a larger room may easily overwhelm a smaller space. Further, everything from paint to wall art must be carefully considered in a small home, as there is a smaller margin between tasteful and overdone.

While many people may think that grandfather clocks will surely overwhelm a small space, the truth is that grandfather clocks put into a well chosen room can actually anchor an awkward space. Because of its height, a grandfather clock must be put into a room with high enough ceilings to handle the stature of the clock. But beyond that there several things to consider when it comes to making a home for a grandfather clock in a smaller space:

* A grandfather clock in a small square dining room could fit nicely in the corner and give the room an elegant feel; just be sure that the clock does not stick out too far from the corner to impede people walking through or diners pulling out their chairs.

* A grandfather clock in a combination living/family room can give the room a cohesive design. Just be sure to choose a grandfather clock that is in the design family that you wish to foster. A contemporary grandfather clock in a room in which you wish to promote a more country design will not work and will only serve to appear disjointed. But a grandfather clock that is created in a country style will help to pull the whole room together.

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