These days, most of us have less of a requirement for clocks than we used to. If we just want to know the time, we can glance at our phones or a whole range of other electronic devices. We think that clocks, though, are more than just timekeepers – they’re decorative, and if you choose a clock with a tick it can add atmosphere and a sense of movement to the room. We’ve picked out ten of our favourites – cool, unusual, quirky or classic.
1. Sardine tin wall clock, Red Candy
We love this clock, which features a fish-shaped pendulum and authentic-looking tin-shaped body with a peeled lid – it’s quite a catch! Bright and colourful, it comes in a choice of grey or blue and costs £22 from Red Candy.
2. Tiuku standing pendulum clock, Lime Lace
We think this might be the most modern take a on grandfather clock we’ve ever seen. This tall contemporary design is freestanding on long steel legs and is designed and made in Italy. It works from a single AA battery, and is available in a range of colours. £195, available from Lime Lace.
3. Number Three wall clock, Newgate
At number three on our list, we have the ‘Number Three’ wall clock from Newgate. It’s a classic, minimalist design with a straight case, plain black numbers and a flat glass lens, and will look either sleek or traditional depending on your decor. It costs £45, comes in a choice of colours and is available from Habitat.
4. Kids’ spaceship wooden clock, Rex London
OK, so this one is really for children’s rooms – but we actually quite fancy it for the kitchen! It will add a touch of colour whether it ends up, with its fun rocket design. It measures 37.5cm long by 17.5cm wide, and costs £24.95 from Rex London.
5. Drum wall clock, Red Candy
Red Candy have some great ideas and they’re one of our ‘go to’ companies if we’re looking for quirky! This novelty wall clock comes in a choice of red or black and would be an ideal gift for a musician. It costs £69 and is available from Red Candy.
6. Silver cog skeleton wall clock, Windsor Browne
This clock would fit in with many styles of decor, including retro, industrial, traditional and contemporary. It will look its best on a darker coloured wall, where it will stand out as a feature. It costs £38.95 from Windsor Browne and is available from 30 March 2020.
7. Red squirrel clock, Jan Morley
Add a splash of colour to your wall with this unusual clock with metal hands featuring a squirrel line drawing on a brightly coloured background by artist Jan Morley from the Animal Ink collection. Made in England from composite wood with a vinyl print on the front face which can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. £26.95, available from Annabel James.
8. Tenby clock, Garden Trading
Another simple and classic design, the Tenby clock’s USP is that it is suitable for outdoor use (in a sheltered area) as well as indoors. It’s available in a range of colours and costs £25 from Garden Trading.
9. Pleat fold origami wall clock, Block Design
If minimal is your thing, then how about this origami influenced clock stripped to its barest essentials? The vertical fold aligns the eye to 12 o’clock. It’s made of steel, comes in a choice of two colours and costs £48 from Block Design.
10. Baltimore wall clock, Escapology
Inspired by vintage 1930s clocks, this wall clock has a hand assembled aluminium casing. The vintage-style dial features the iconic lettering from neon era signage. It costs £195, and is available from Escapology.
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