Did you ever walk into a home that was just so out of date you didn’t know where to look first? Kitchen appliances in shades of Harvest orange that haven’t seen the inside of an appliance store since the mid-70s, shag carpeting, colors and wallpaper on the walls that are reminiscent of something you would see on a retro television show? Just as an out of date hairstyle can age a person, so can out of date décor age a home – and not in a good, charming way. Sure, there are plenty of old homes that have been decorated to be in line with the original décor of the home but this is usually done purposefully, not as a result of the homeowners being out of touch or not getting around to doing the massive renovation they should have done years ago.
There are those pieces that out of date; and there are those pieces that elicit the charm of yesteryear. Harvest orange appliances – out of date. Stately grandfather clock built to represent a period generations past – charming.
Many homeowners use grandfather clocks as their way of connecting to the past and of infusing this sense of style into their homes. With the high end clock makers of today – many of their products even available online – there is the ability to find the style of yesteryear with the technology of today. Homeowners are able to find those grandfather clocks that elicit the charm of another era while still being a reliable, working piece on which homeowners can count.