Grandfather Clocks Add Height and Sophistication to a Room

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Smaller rooms are often disregarded in terms of décor; the reason being, of course, is that homeowners are wary to add too much to the room and overwhelm it with design elements. However, as many of us have now learned from the myriad do-it-yourself design shows on our televisions, there are ways to appropriately decorate a room without overwhelming that room with “stuff.” With some well chosen pieces and a color palette that lends itself to the overall décor, a room of any size can be transformed into a beautiful space.

Grandfather clocks are known for their size and their presence and are therefore often relegated to larger rooms or entranceways with high ceilings. Standing at least six feet tall, grandfather clocks are certainly imposing in size and it makes sense that consumers would assume that they need the ceiling height to accommodate them.

However by placing a grandfather clock in a room – even a smaller room – homeowners can actually “raise the roof” so to speak – drawing the eye of those visiting the room skyward and increasing the size of the room by optical allusion.

For this reason, homeowners are finding that they are able to place grandfather clocks in a number of locations including:

*In dining rooms. While often the smaller of the rooms in the home, dining rooms are often the perfect location for grandfather clocks. With the addition of a dining room table, and perhaps a buffet, a dining room can often easily handle the size of a grandfather clock. Additionally, a grandfather clock in this location adds sophistication to a room that is often decorated in a more formal palette.

*In living rooms or family rooms. Either of these rooms in the home could be appropriate to house grandfather clocks. The clocks themselves balance the formality of tradition with the casualness of family gatherings – much like the rooms themselves.

*In even smaller rooms such as libraries, studies, and offices. While these may seem too small to handle a grandfather clock, they may actually be quite appropriate. Grandfather clocks in these rooms can add greatly to the intimate and elegant surroundings.

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