Grandfather clocks

Looking for Something Dramatic? Why Not a Grandfather Clock? Part II

10.06.08

In the last post we talked about how easy it is to be sucked into the world of mass-produced, garden-variety home design because it is easy and affordable. But without choosing at least one or two pieces that completely and totally reflect our own personality we are unable to really put our own stamp on our home décor. And so it is important to still seek out those pieces that can dramatically change the way our homes look but do not break the bank in the process.

Grandfather clocks are still some of the greatest accessories in homes around the world because they have impact in any room in which they are placed. In no other accessory can you get as much decorative impact than with grandfather clocks. Their size, their scale, and the power of the presence are such that they can literally transform any room in the home in short order.

Consider the ways in which grandfather clocks can be used in any home:

* In an entrance. Nothing welcomes visitors – or a family home after a long day at work – more dramatically than a grandfather clock. Everything from their artwork to the melody they play upon the hour will set the tone for anyone who walks into the home.

* Living room. Where formality normally reigns is where grandfather clocks really shine. Living rooms are often the place where people gather for visits; a grandfather clock warms the room up so that it is sophisticated but approachable.

* A study or library. In such rooms as libraries, studies, or offices – that generally encompass warm tones and sophisticated furnishings – grandfather clocks are decorative and functional.

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