How to Decide What Type Of Clock to Buy

by Michael Nestell

Looking to add a clock to your home but aren’t sure what style will suit your space best? Clocks make an excellent décor piece, but the specific type matters depending on your style, the spot you’ve selected for it, and the amount of room that you have. To help you decide what type of clock to buy, here are some popular choices and recommendations to keep in mind when you’re on the hunt for your next timepiece!

The Mantel Clock

If you’re looking for something compact that will easily fit in with your living room or bedroom layout, then a mantel clock could be a great fit for you. These clocks are very versatile and can be placed on just about any surface. Of course, they do tend to look best placed above a fireplace (as their name indicates). And, whether your home exudes a chic and modern look or more vintage and traditional one, you’re guaranteed to find a style to complement your décor nicely.

Cuckoo Clocks

If you’re keen on adding something that looks more whimsical and eye-catching, cuckoo clocks are just the thing! These dainty, ornate timepieces are genuine works of art, with many styles featuring intricate handcrafted carvings that date back to the 17th century in the Black Forest region of Germany where this clock style first originated. So if you’re trying to decide what type of clock to buy but are looking for something more extraordinary, crafty, and fun, these musical pieces are always are an excellent choice, especially if you love having a conversation piece to show off when your family and friends pop by for a visit.

Grandfather Clocks

It goes without saying that Grandfather Clocks are one of the most impressive and elegant clock styles that always become a focal point of any room. Although these grandeur timepieces are one of our favorites, it’s important to note that they do require a good amount of floor space in order to avoid having it consuming the room where it’s placed. We always recommend measuring out your space beforehand to ensure that you have enough room to fit one of these beauties.

Large Gallery Clocks

Oversized gallery clocks are a favorite among many homeowners today because they are available in a variety of different styles, shapes and sizes. You can find vintage, contemporary, industrial or even ones with luxurious golden finishes.

So when you’re struggling to decide on what type of clock to buy, take some time to consider the amount of space that you have available, where specifically you plan to place the clock, and what style will jive best with your current décor. Once you determine these factors, come by Frankenmuth Clock Company to browse through our extensive selection! We have every type of clock you can imagine, and our clock experts are always on hand here to help you select the perfect fit for your home. Contact us today with any questions or swing by our location. We offer products and services for all of your clock-related needs!