Wristwatches may be going out of style, but wall clocks are forever. They are a very inexpensive way to enhance the decoration of your home. At first glance, wall clocks may not look like a big deal, but when rightly placed, they can reasonably improve your home’s décor.
You’ve probably spent a lot of hours trying to find the most elegant wall clock for your home, one that suits your other décor pieces and overall color theme, and now that you’ve found it, you’re having trouble finding the perfect spot for it. It’s never a bad idea to follow some advices on these kinds of matters.
Where to Put Wall Clock According to Feng Shui and Vastu Experts
Having a wall clock in your home not only helps you keep track of time and improves your décor, feng shui, and Vastu experts insist that wall clocks can also improve your fortunes.
For good luck, have your wall clock facing east, north, or northeast. According to Vastu experts, the way you place most items in your home could affect your home. The position of your doors, rooms, the kitchen can all affect the energy in your home, likewise the positioning of your wall clock.
According to Vastu Shastra rules, every time you move things around in your home, the energy in the home is affected, so it’s advised to only place things in directions that are beneficial for you.
For wall clocks, these directions are the east, the north, and the northeast. The north indicates the direction of one’s wealth or career, while the east is the direction of one’s family or education.
For good feng shui, never hang a wall clock to face your doorway; choose a wall that is not opposite your door, and make use of this space instead.
Why Place Your Wall Clock in the North?
According to Wall Clock Vastu, placing your wall clock on the North wall helps improve the direction of your wealth and money. This helps to improve your career and business opportunities.
Feng Shui experts advise that the best kind of clocks to place in the north are grey or white metallic clocks that chime at each hour. Wavy patterned black color clocks could also be used for this purpose.
Why in the East?
According to Wall Clock Vastu, the planet Sun is situated in the east and facing east while performing any tasks increases our productivity.
For example, if we work while facing east, we can perform more tasks and have higher quality results. Same thing if you study facing the east. The best kinds of clocks to place in the east are wooden clocks. Placing a wooden clock on the Eastern side of your room gives growth to your family. It yields even better results if your wooden clock is painted green.
According to Feng Shui principles, the construction, material, shape, and color of a clock can often be a sign of its connection to the earth’s energy and elements. For living rooms, a square-shaped clock is preferable, one that’s not too large.
What to Avoid with Clock/Wall Clock Vastu and Feng Shui
Never place your wall clocks on Western or Southern walls. You want these directions to remain stable all the time; placing a clock on them means there would be movement in those directions.
Never hang your clocks above any doors. All stopped, or broken clocks must be removed and fixed as soon as possible as their presence in the house could mean bad feng shui.
Never let your clocks run late; you should always set them to the correct time.
A clock with broken glass could attract bad energy, and broken clock glasses need to be replaced immediately.
Always pick out clocks with designs that depict positive energy. Avoid clocks that express sadness, loneliness, grief, etc.
According to Chinese Feng Shui experts, the Chinese word for a clock sounds almost the same as death, and because of this, you should never place your clock in a central location in the room.
Never hang a couch above the couch as it can make one restless or uneasy
How High To Hang a Wall Clock
There are several things to consider before you decide on the perfect height for hanging a clock.
First, you’ll have to consider the heights of everyone living in your home, and then make sure the clock is at eye level for the average height of people living in the home, so that everyone can see the clock when they need to check the time.
You should also consider the type of clock and the position of the living room before deciding where to place it. Some wall clocks have to be hung higher than eye level, for instance, weight-driven clocks that have weights dangling beneath them.
These clocks need additional space for the dangling weight, so they may need to be hung higher than eye level. The same applies to pendulum clocks.
It’s worth noting that while height is an important consideration for positioning a wall clock, the positioning of your wall clock would also depend on the layout of your living room and the entire house.
If your home has a rather open floor plan, then you may need to hang your clock higher than eye level so that it’s visible to anyone looking into your living room from any part of the house. If you have a really small living room, you could place a clock a little below eye level so that people don’t have to strain their necks to see it.
However high you finally decide to hang your wall clock, make sure it is securely fastened to the wall either with a nail or screw so that it doesn’t fall off the wall unexpectedly.
This is especially important for clocks that vibrate, e,g cuckoo clocks or chiming clocks, and for weight-driven clocks because they’re especially heavy and require strong hanging since they are often hung much higher from the ground than other kinds of clocks.
Wall Clock above TV
Hanging a wall clock above a TV comes with its upsides and downsides. For instance, while some people love to keep track of time even when they’re trying to relax by watching TV, others do not see the need for this.
Hanging a clock above your TV is a great way to keep track of TV time, especially if you’ve got kids who are on a schedule or who need to go to bed early on school nights.
Additionally, having a clock prominently positioned above your living room TV could provide a great chance to teach your kids how to tell time on an analog clock. Thanks to digital clocks, very few kids have the skill of telling time on an analog clock.
Furthermore, décor experts say placing a clock above your television, especially a bigger, contemporary style wall clock, above your television can overwhelm the room’s overall decor. It can draw your attention to all the wrong things and take away from the beauty of the individual pieces.
So if you have a large TV, you may not want to place a large wall clock over it. There are other areas of the living room that a better suited for these kinds of clocks. Some smaller clocks might fit over the TV, but if you hang a clock over the TV and find that it’s not the right fit, it may be better to remove it and find a wall that’s a better fit.
Finally, the choice is up to you whether or not to place your wall clock over your TV, and there are a variety of ways to decorate above the TV, so it’s recommended that you try it and see whether it fits into your room’s overall décor; if it doesn’t find a better space for it.
Wall Clock above Couch
Even though the principles of feng shui discourage this, hanging a wall clock above a couch can do a lot to improve a room’s visual appeal.
If you’re going to hang really large clocks above the couch, you must take special care when fastening the clocks to the wall, make sure they are very secure so that the clock doesn’t fall unexpectedly and injure someone sitting or lying on the couch.
Most clocks come with the required hardware with which they can be properly installed. To install a clock, you may be needing one or two anchor screws, a screwdriver or power drill, and a stud finder.
Hanging a Wall Clock above a Mantel
Living room mantels are always an eye-catching visual point that can be highlighted by hanging a wall clock over them. If you decide to place your clock over a mantel, you must first consider the mantel colors and its sizes to see it fits in with your already existing decor.
Choose a clock that’s not too big or overly embellished so that it doesn’t compete with the decor on your mantel. To be safe, if you have a nicely embellished mantel, then choose a simple modern clock so that it doesn’t compete for visual appeal.