Searching for a wall clock with ‘WOW’ factor: My Top 5 picks.
Ever since we added a single story extension to the back of our house, we’ve been looking for a clock we can hang on the wall above the folding doors that lead from the lounge into the extension living/dining area. The blank space is crying out for a gorgeous oversize clock. I’ve trawled Pinterest, Google, high street stores, online stores and visited HomeSense most weeks in search of the perfect wall clock.
In search of the perfect wall clock.
I’m not there yet. I still haven’t settled on ‘the’ wall clock for our lovely space, but It’s not for the want of trying. Again, my sister thinks it’s another case of the perfect wall clock only existing in my imagination…Not in real life. I’m determined to prove her wrong. I’m determined to fill the blank wall space with my perfect clock.
I want this one, but bigger!
This 1950s Atomic Age Vintage French Vedette Wall Clock, which I featured in a recent post (Rocking the retro vibe) is my absolute favourite clock. It would be perfect, fitted below the apex roof on the crisp, white wall of our extension. If only this beautiful clock was bigger, say 50cm in diameter, and available to buy! Boo hoo!
My top 5 wall clock picks.
Although I haven’t chosen a wall clock for our extension just yet, here are my top 5 picks, (which, unlike the gorgeous Vedette clock, are actually available to buy):
1. London Clock Company Retro Wall Clock, Lime, (dia. 50cm).
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know our open plan kitchen/living/dining room has a bit of a lime green theme going on, as well as a dash of mustard. I love lime green! It’s zesty, bright and the perfect way to add a bit of ‘pop’ to our grey and white colour scheme. I spotted this lime green London Clock Company retro wall clock during a recent visit to John Lewis. It’s size, high gloss finish, lime metal case and big, bold Arabic numerals make it a serious contender.
2. London Clock Company Station Controller Wall Clock (dia. 56cm).
I’ve had my eye on this gloriously proportioned iconic timepiece for some time. In fact, when Wayfair invited me to select my Top 6 Bloggers Picks a few months ago, the London Clock Company Station Controller Wall Clock made the list. I like to match modern and traditional and this Station Clock, with its gloss black surround and bold numerals is just the ticket, (sorry!).
3. Sunburst Multi Wall Clock by Vitra, (dia. 50cm).
I recently confessed my love of all things retro after buying a beautiful mustard yellow retro telephone for our living room, (Why I’m rocking the retro vibe). I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to retro homewares:
This Sunburst Multi-coloured retro wall clock by Vitra, (£249 from Heals), is a modern incarnation of the sunburst wall clocks that graced our grannies’ ‘best’ room. I love all the bright colours and the respectful nod to the original George Newton design. If multi-colours are a step too far, it’s also available in walnut (HERE).
4. Newgate Underpass Wall Clock – Black (45cm x 45cm)
A wall clock doesn’t have to be round! The Newgate Underpass Wall Clock in black is a stunning square station clock. This modern update of those trusty London Underground timekeepers features a deep square metal case finished in a stylish gloss black. The off-white clock face, the red second hand and simple-but-stylish numberless station dial really do make this an impressive-looking timepiece.
5. Nextime Plug Inn Wall Clock Black (dia. 60cm).
I’ve chosen another sunburst-style clock amongst my ‘Top picks’. This stark and striking black Nextime Plug Inn wall clock is BIG, with an impressive 60cm diameter. However, despite its size, the gaps between the spokes mean it’s perfect for filling a wall space, without overpowering it. The Nextime black clock is also available with silver tips (HERE), and a glorious multi-coloured version (HERE).
It wasn’t easy to come up with my top 5 wall clock picks, so if you’d like to see more of my favourites, why not check out my Clocks & Watches Pinterest Board?
Over to you.
Are you wild about wall clocks? Are you searching for the perfect clock, or have you already found it? If you can think of any wonderful oversize wall clocks I’ve missed, let me know! Your ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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