There are a lot of different clocks out there. They range from multi million dollar hand crafted jewelry pieces, to simple plastic class room wall clocks, with every imaginable gradient between them. This article will discuss some of the things you should consider, before laying out your money on a new timepiece.

Function

The biggest questions here are going to be size and position. Wall clocks are aptly named because they hang on walls. This allows them to be placed in just about any room, and makes the time highly visible in that space. There are very large wall clocks, for easier reading, as well as small subtle decorative wall clocks. Cuckoo clocks are also usually hung from a wall.  

Mantel clocks appropriately enough sit on mantels, making them relatively specific timepieces. Desk clocks also sit on flat surfaces, but are made small enough to fit on even an executive's crowded desk.

The Internet

The World Wide Web has opened up the world, and bright people, products, and ideas together in a way that few could have imagined just a few short years back. This level of unprecedented connectivity has resulted in the market carrying a much larger selection of clocks and timepieces, giving you an almost endless array of designs to choose from.

The problem with the internet is that you can't see a product in person before you buy it. Being able to actually feel something, to reach out and touch it with your hands, and see how it sits in 3d space is important when trying to decorate a space. That is why going to a real brick and mortar store can also be a very useful part of the clock buying experience. A savvy shopper will use both the internet, and decorating stores, to find the best deal and the perfect match.

Style

When bringing any piece into the home it is important to make sure that it fits in with the rest of the atmosphere. Your clock should not only match the other decorative accessories in the space, but should also match the style of the house's architecture itself.

If you are unsure what style you have developed in a space, then chances are it is a mixed style, taking elements from a number of different periods. If this is the case, then you should probably just follow your instincts when purchasing a timepiece.

Philosophy

Most people don't think about it, but the clock is actually a pretty important piece of a room's décor. It is symbolic of time, counting down the minutes and seconds of your life, while providing an important functional service to the people in a space. As such, the decision of which clock to choose in a room is actually more important to the overall ambiance of the space than you might expect.

This article was written by Joey Pebble, a clock enthusiast, and designer, who has developed a line of exotic decorative wall clocks. These unique timepieces are made entirely from real pieces of natural, mountain born stone, and they all contain unique one of a kind features which have developed from the chaotic formation of the stone itself.

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