Those of us who were lucky enough to grow up with grandfather clocks in our home – or to see them on a regular basis in the homes of friends and family – will likely remember them being displayed in a corner. They certainly are the perfect piece for a corner in any home; especially in those rooms that may be somewhat awkward in design. Grandfather clocks, because of their size and stature, are able to take up a corner spot like they mean it; they have height, bulk, and considerable style and they have found their way into many corners in many homes around the world.
This is not to say, however, that grandfather clocks are not just as appropriate against any wall in any home. In other words, grandfather clocks are more than capable of holding their own as a focal point in a room; no corner spot necessary.
Such is the reason that grandfather clocks are so attractive in an entranceway, in a hallway, in a study or a home office, in a library, in a living room, a family room, and even a dining room. Choosing a grandfather clock should be about choosing a piece that will stand on its own as an independent feature as well as a complement – and elevate – the décor of the home.
Having chosen the grandfather clock of your dreams – traditional, contemporary, and so forth – consider making it a focal point of the home rather than something that only occupies a corner spot.