Decorative wall clocks not only provide functional use, they also pull together the look of an entire room. What's more, they are incredibly versatile; any room of the home can benefit from the styling of a wall clock, whether the clock establishes a contemporary tone, a sophisticated look, or a whimsical touch. Fortunately, this piece of decor can be had at any budget. Look to these examples below to start your search and gain some inspiration.
Traditional wall clocks are striking in their timelessness and elegance. The Chateau Betton Clock from Ballard Designs is an impressive sculptural piece measuring in at 3 feet in diameter. The Roman numerals and welded metal exude Old World charm, while the open framework of the piece takes away any potential weightiness. Retailing at $179, this clock is sure to be an investment for years to come, stationed over an entry table, standing guard over a formal dining area, or infusing design into a bedroom. Ballard Designs. Other classic timepieces can be found on the Ballard Designs website ranging from $69-$229.
For a clock to fit in with a modern aesthetic, look to CB2, the young, hip division of Crate & Barrel. The bestselling Pendulum CLock, $59.95, is an online exclusive but receives rave reviews. Its minimalist design features a white face covered with a glass dome, omitting numbers in favor of simple white hands and a striking red circular dot that swings back and forth in pendulum fashion. At 23.5 inches in diameter, it creates a commanding focal point, especially when placed on a painted wall for contrast.
Vintage flea-market inspired decor is all the rage right now; if the idea of scouring thrift stores for an antique clock doesn't strike your fancy, look to retailers like Pottery Barn. The Side Mounted Station Clock, $99, mimics the double-sided schoolhouse clocks of yesteryears; it can also evoke the sense of an old train station clock. The bronze finished metal creates a handsome look, and the classic numbers and temperature gauge make this clock perfect placed in a doorway or entryway with high traffic.