One item you have decided that is a must in your living room decor is a wall clock. You must be complimented as your choice is excellent. Wall clocks can work in any style of living room and make for a timeless and decorative tool. Whether you already have a clock that is ready to be hung, or probably are in the process of picking one out, here is a quick guide on how you should place it in your living room.
PICKING A WALL CLOCK
As I have said earlier wall clocks can come in a variety of styles. Your living room can be giving out a certain vibe, but even so, you can find a wall clock that will fit in. If you have not decided on a clock as yet, do not feel that you are being pressured into doing it. To help you visualize that clock in your home, you need to consider some options.
HOW HIGH DO YOU HANG IT?
Two things need to be considered when you have to decide the height at which you will hang your wall clock. The first is its vertical placement. Clocks are best viewed at two levels. One is at a level that is between the chest and the eye. If you want your clock to be higher, it needs to higher than any item that acts as an obstruction in your living room. The best position would be over a window, doorway or mantel.
The next thing to be considered is the size of the clock. An oversized clock, especially one that has large hanging pendulums is one that must be at eye level. This will help in balancing the visual weight and not allow your clock to dominate the decor in the rest of your room.
WHERE TO HANG THE CLOCK?
It is not only the height you need to consider while hanging your clock, but also its location. The recommendation of schoolhouse.com is that a clock must be hung at least 4 to 6 inches away from any other art, furniture or light fixture.
They say for good luck, your clock should be opposite a doorway or window, and preferably face, east, north, or northeast. Your clock will be in the right position if it is above bookshelves, tables, or couches. You must be sure that it does not vie for attention with the other items you have in your living room.
HOW DO YOU HANG YOUR WALL CLOCK?
Now is the time for you to hang your wall clock. Now that you have taken the care to pick the spot you will hang your wall clock, you need to follow the steps needed to ensure that your wall clock fixing to the wall is safe and secure. Call on a friend or family member to help you.
Step 1: If the clock you have is large and heavy you will need to find the position of the stud in your wall with a stud finder. If you are not going to take the help of a stud, the suggestion from Home Decor Bliss is that you must use anchor screws or nails that can hold the weight of your clock. If your clock weighs less than 20 lbs, then you may not need a support anchor.
Step 2: Hold the clock against the wall in the place where you are planning on hanging it. Mark its topmost point with a pencil. If the clock is heavy, you may need the help of your recruited helper to either hold the clock or to help in marking its position. God for you if your helper is named Mark.
Step 3 : Your clock will have a hanger at the back, and you need to measure the distance of this from the top. Now mark out that distance down from your earlier mark. So,if the hanger is 4 inches below the top of your clock, your second mark has to be 4 inches below your first mark. This is the spot where you will need to put in your nails or drill for the screws.
Step 4: A screwdriver or drill can be used for securing the anchor onto the wall. If you have a light clock, and are using a screw instead of an anchor, make sure that 1/3 of the screw is still visible.
Step 5: Now you can hang up the clock and get congratulated for its great looks.