From Gadget to Grandeur
Although the wall clock as we know it today has existed in very similar forms for hundreds of years, there is no denying the fact that the practical use of what was first and foremost designed as a tool, is waning. Whether it’s your smartphone, your smartwatch, your laptop, or the clocks embedded in your appliances, chances are you are almost always within visual range of the time, even without a traditional floor or wall clock in the room. That being said, wall clocks still offer a lot of benefits, of which these are just a few:
- They’re calming – although we’ve all had moments, perhaps waiting for an interview or for a loved one to get home, when the tick-tock of a clock has induced mild anxiety, the gentle white noise of a ticking clock, or cheerful chiming of a rhythm clock can be an extremely peaceful and pleasantly reliable sound to establish in your home.
- They’re practical – even with the diminished daily necessity of a wall clock, there is something reassuring about its presence. Whether your power goes out, your phone is in the other room, or you’re trying to be subtle, a wall clock will consistently offer you the answer to the time at just a glance.
- They’re an expression of personality – there are countless clocks on the market today, ranging across the full spectrum of styles, costs, colours, sounds, and sizes. Feeling nostalgic? You can still buy a wall clock or a grandfather clock that is rich in traditional carvings and sounds. Love modern design? There are minimalist, metallic wall clocks just for you. Intrigued by art deco? There are colour-loaded and geometrically fascinating clocks out there for you, too. And the list goes on – whether you’re dramatic and gregarious or reserved and reflective, there is a wall clock out there that will fit your style and lifestyle seamlessly.
- They’re conversation starters – as with any other piece of wall art (canvas, wood, mirror, metal), wall clocks are a beautiful way to spruce up and refresh the blank walls in your home, and are unique enough that you’re bound to receive compliments and questions about where you found it and what you love about it.