MAKE A HOUSE A HOME
In our ongoing series, we select simple country-style hero pieces that look beautiful… and make life feel even better
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.