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Standing Floor Clock Clocks
Undoubtedly, the first thing that comes to our minds when we hear the words “floor clock” is a grandfather clock, and the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a grandfather clock is probably either “Hickory, dickory, dock” or the image of a massive, bellowing, dark wooden affair with a huge pendulum and a glass front—a clock that sits in a long, dark hallway of a huge, dusty house. Fortunately, the grandfather clock is merely a stereotype of the many, many floor clock options that are available to decorators today. The options are nearly endless, with a clock sure to fit every budget and every aesthetic. For those who long to count the hours with something other than the digital display on the microwave, read on!
Choosing an appropriate floor clock depends, of course, on your budget and your tastes. If you desire a contemporary take on the stock grandfather clock, consider a Parisian-inspired grandfather clock made of scroll-worked iron. If you want your floor clock to still retain the wood craftsmanship of a grandfather clock, but with a modern twist, try a clock inspired by modern architecture—in other words, a floor clock that reminds you more of a sleek skyscraper than an ancient cathedral. For a huge dose of Old World charm and whimsy, try a grandfather-sized cuckoo clock, and for a travel-themed room, look for a train-style clock with large Roman numerals, an oval face, and a skinny pedestal body. There are endless opportunities to send the style factor of any room into the stratosphere as long as you keep the coming advice in mind.
When deciding on a floor clock, be certain you're picking the right clock for your room. Don't choose a clock that's too big for the room—know your ceiling height, and know exactly where in the room you plan to place the clock. On the other hand, avoid clocks that are too small for the room. You want to create a focal point, not a faux pas! Don't forget to take into consideration things like the kind of traffic you'll be expecting through the room you choose to put your clock in. Do you have children or pets that might knock into it or accidentally push it over? Then avoid woods that will scratch or chip easily, and avoid placing the clock on an uneven surface. A floor clock could potentially turn out to be a major investment, so take the time to work out all the details and, when you're ready to buy, enjoy finding something that will be cherished for years to come.