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An over­sized clock

STATE­MENT, SIZ­ABLE AND STRIK­ING IN BOTH TIME AND STYLE, A HAND­SOME, OVER­SIZED CLOCK HAS BE­COME A CLAS­SIC AD­DI­TION TO A COUN­TRY HOME, ADDING IN­DI­VID­U­AL­ITY TO WALLS AND ROOMS. DUE TO ITS SCALE, IT DRAWS THE EYE, ADDING CHAR­AC­TER AND A MOD­ERN NOTE TO THE SPACE.

what’s the story Clocks, whether man­tel, wall hung, alarm or free­stand­ing, have been a main­stay in our homes since the early

1900s, earn­ing a place in fam­ily hearts and rou­tines with their in­di­vid­ual chimes and sounds.

The trend for ac­ces­soris­ing with over­sized clocks first be­came pop­u­lar with the rise of the in­dus­trial look and loft liv­ing, and more re­cently with mid­cen­tury style. What was once a time­keeper for the ware­house, of­fice and rail­way, has now be­come a favourite in the home, not only for its func­tional pur­pose but also for its stun­ning pro­por­tions.

which style to choose For a sim­ple look, opt for an en­closed glass clock with min­i­mal de­tail on the hands and num­bers, of­fer­ing func­tion­al­ity and on-trend mid­cen­tury ap­peal. If you’re af­ter real wow fac­tor, then the big­ger the bet­ter! Choose a clock with­out any glaz­ing de­tail so the fo­cus is on the face. Most coun­try styles have a vin­tage look, which suits the old-meets-new decor, and in­tri­cate hands or nu­meral de­tails will all add to the ap­peal, too.

style It up Po­si­tion the clock against a plain back­ground, where it has enough space to be the main fo­cal point of the decor. Marry vin­tage styles with bro­cante finds to cre­ate a co­he­sive look.

Po­si­tion a wall clock low down and off cen­tre for a de­signer fin­ish­ing touch.

For a sim­i­lar large vin­tage clock, try Melody Mai­son.

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