But now I’m moving into my own little house, I’m starting to lend a little more consideration to them. And it turns out, there are loads of cool clocks out there. Move past the ‘country life’ (too many chickens) and ‘serious art’ (far too grown up) sections, and you’ve got plenty to choose from.
I’m a fan of this Pixel clock on the right for my office. It’s from Mustard, and it’s £19.99.
Here are four more that caught my eye.
The old school with a twist one
I have a soft spot for old cuckoo clocks, but they don’t quite go with the decor in our kitchen. This contemporary take, the Cucu Wall Clock, is much more suitable and comes in red, pink black or white so it should suit most colour schemes.
While it doesn’t have a cuckoo (which, quite frankly, would send you a bit loopy at 3am anyway), it does have the swinging pendulum.
The Sticky Clock
Wall stickers are still a hot homewear trend for 2011, so it makes sense to look at a timepiece that incorporates this look.
The Big Ben Wall Clock is a tall wall sticker of the London landmark, with a real working clock that attaches to the sticker. No DIY required.
This black version is £120, but there are smaller versions in several bright colours which would be suitable for a child’s bedroom.
The smaller ones are £85, and both are from NotOnTheHighStreet.
The bookcase-friendly one
I’m a hoarder, so I’ll be investing in a large bookcase to store all my bits and pieces in the lounge. This book clock will fit in nicely as a centrepiece.
You could always use it as a bookend too.
It’s from Amazon, for £20.32.
The Wild Card
Y’know what would make a Monday morning slightly better? Tea, without having to get out of bed.
OK, it’s not a wall clock, but this white tea maker alarm clock is a great option for the bedroom. It’ll wake you up with a lovely mug of tea, so you don’t have to bicker with your other half about who’s going to get out of bed to make a brew.
It’s from Debenhams for £60.
Is it time you got a new clock?