How To Decorate Around A Wall Clock [10 Fun and Clever Ideas]

Are you thinking of how to decorate around a wall clock? A large, ornately designed wall clock is without a doubt any room’s centerpiece. But the timepiece needs the same attractive decoration in its surroundings to complement its timeless beauty.

While every person has their own personal taste when it comes to decorating around a wall clock, it is important to determine whether you prefer a modern, retro, rustic, or chic aesthetic for your interior. Decorating around a wall clock is a fun project, which allows you to play with different ideas according to your taste.

Since any decor item you add to the wall around the clock will act as an accent, it won’t take the attention away from the clock. For example, you can try adding wooden shelves below the clock to hold your favorite souvenirs, flower vases or DIY crafts. The options are endless when it comes to adding embellishments around your wall clock.

To give you some fun and clever ideas, take a look at our examples with photos below:

Decorating Ideas Around a Wall Clock

Add a Shelf Below the Clock

Add a Shelf Below the Clock

Adding a shelf below the wall clock is a great idea as any piece you place on the wall won’t compete for attention. Rather, the shelf will serve as an accent so you can use it to display your flower vases, trophies or family pictures. If you’re into DIY, you may consider making your own wooden shelf and placing candles or other decorative items on it.

Whether your clock design is traditional or modern, both the clock and the multi-purpose shelf underneath it serve as functional wall decors.

The example we’ve picked shows a simple wall clock above floating shelves in a modern setting. The black and white colors have a cohesive look, but you can experiment with bolder colors depending on your wall clock’s design.

Consider Shelves on Both Sides

Consider Shelves on Both Sides

If you have a larger wall clock and more wall space to fill, you might want to consider adding shelves on both sides of the clock. The shelves don’t have to be floating wooden ones. You can integrate freestanding metal shelves all the way to the floor.

These types of shelves work best as storage for books and trinkets as you can see in the example here.

Keep the Clock the Main Focus

Keep the Clock the Main Focus

If you love the simple, minimalist style, then consider keeping your wall clock free of any decoration items. This can only be done with large, uniquely designed clocks as they can stand out on their own and be the main focus of the room.

In a dining room, for example, you can hang a large retro clock on a white wall as the neutral backdrop and no other decor around the clock. That way, you won’t get distracted every time you catch a glimpse of… the time!

A large beautiful wall clock can draw attention on its own, but you must also keep the rest of the area around the clock bare. This idea only works if your clock takes up most of the wall space and it’s color-coordinated with your room’s furniture.

Make the Clock Stand Out with an Accent Wall

Make the Clock Stand Out with an Accent Wall

To help your wall clock stand out, you might need to make a little more effort with the background. One of the most effective techniques to use for attracting attention to the clock is to hang it on an accent wall.

Whether the wall you choose is of wood paneling, wallpaper, or simply a bold paint color, an accent wall will help your clock stand out.

Have a Gallery Wall

Have a Gallery Wall

A wall clock is just one part of a room’s artwork. By adorning the surrounding of your wall clock with various framed photos in an interesting arrangement, you can complete your desired design.

Creating a gallery wall using several framed photos can make a great impression. The gallery wall can even be a series of mirrors surrounding the wall clock or arranged next to it. In fact, any visual texture that incorporates wood, gold, or silver decor can be an attractive gallery wall.

Another idea is to have a mix of all the above-mentioned decor in different sizes. You can obtain the frames from a flea market and arrange them in your chosen style. The theme can be anything you like: from black and white paintings to animal photos or even your family photos!

A good example of a gallery wall consisting of a large wall clock next to plant-themed framed pictures is right here in the photo we’re showing you.

The gallery wall goes beautifully with the rest of the room’s decor without detracting attention from the wall clock on the corner wall.

Hang Paintings Next to the Clock

Hang Paintings Next to the Clock

As an alternative to a themed gallery wall, you may hang a couple of paintings around your wall clock. This idea works for those who aren’t a fan of picture frames.

Tip: To enhance the wall decor around your clock, add wooden letters as a Welcome sign or just choose a famous quote using wooden letters. This is where you can use your creativity to enhance the wall decor around your clock.

Use Greenery

Use Greenery

Aside from adding shelves and creating a gallery wall, you can also use potted plants to decorate around your wall clock. This way, the indoor greenery will bring some color to your room thanks to the pop of green.

You can place the flower or plant pots on the shelves below the wall clock or on the mantel. Tip: choose clay pots to bring a neutral look to your room and enhance the beauty of the wall clock.

This idea allows you to add a natural touch to the wall with a clock. Indoor greenery is an authentic way to freshen up the space as well as harmonizing the soul.

You can choose real or artificial plants in various colors and sizes. From hanging pots and colorful flower vases to succulents, the options are endless!

Place the Clock Above the Fireplace Mantel

Place the Clock Above the Fireplace Mantel

In living rooms, the focal point is almost always the fireplace – if there is one. A wall clock will only complement the cozy look of the fireplace by bringing a visual impact. By placing the wall clock above the mantel, it will serve as a functional and stylish addition to elevating the fireplace.

To enhance visual interest using your wall clock, play with contrast by choosing an opposite color to the fireplace mantel. For example, if you have a white fireplace surround, choose a black-framed clock.

The contrast in colors will give both the mantel and the clock prominence. Just like in this luxury interior, the white fireplace paired with the wall clock above it both stand out visually as the focal features of the room.

Choose Unique Murals

Choose Unique Murals

Now, how about something out of the ordinary to decorate around your wall clock. To beautify the wall, put your creativity into action by drawing or painting a mural.

The theme you choose should match the overall feel of your wall clock. The artwork can either be done by yourself or you can always buy a themed mural from an online merchant.

The content of your wall mural could be patterns, nature images, or just about anything you can think of.

The mural example we’d like to show you in this image features a black tree on a yellow wall as if the sun is shining in the background. The clock looks as though it’s sitting on the tree branch, which integrates perfectly into the wall mural.

Illuminate the Clock with Wall Sconces

Illuminate the Clock with Wall Sconces

Installing wall sconces around your clock can inject some elegance to the space. You can add sconces to both sides of the wall clock for a symmetrical look. Another approach is to illuminate under and above the clock using several lighting fixtures.

As an alternative to sconces, you may opt for LED fairy lights framed around the timepiece. This brings a more casual look to the space and keeps the large clock the center of attention.

No matter what type of lighting you choose at the end, your large wall clock will no doubt be the highlight of the room thanks to the attractive light fixtures that surround it.

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