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10 Kitchen Clock Ideas for Your Home
The kitchen is an ideal place to have a wall clock, since it can help you keep an eye on how long your breakfast is taking or make sure that dinner isn’t burnt. But choosing one that you want as decor can be a challenge to fit in with your style and needs.
A kitchen clock is a meaningful opportunity for you to have some fun picking out a whimsical and cute accessory. It’s a spot where people share meals and stories, so having a clock that is exciting is a perfect decor addition for the kitchen.
Take a look at the curated kitchen clocks below for some inspiration.
1. Spoon and Fork
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This is a classic and playful wall clock that is a fun statement to any kitchen. The clock face is surrounded by cutlery, using utensils that are commonly found in a kitchen. You can even have one that is oversized with gigantic utensils around the clock. You can buy one that is ready to hang or try to make your own, using a simple wall clock and adding cutlery to the back of the clock and cementing it with a strong adhesive.
2. Frying Pan
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Using kitchen elements to create a dining-themed clock for your space can be a cosy trend, and help your house really feel like a home. You might want to browse a few shops to decide exactly what you want, but a frying pan is a classic take on a wall clock for the kitchen. You could decorate around it with your favourite dishes, especially with decor of breakfast meals like eggs and toast.
3. Weather Clock
The Weather Clock will tell you two things--the time and the current environment outside. A dual-purpose clock can save space while serving two functions, and having the Weather Clock in the kitchen is a time-saving way to glance at what the weather holds before you get ready for the day. You might want to check out Bramwell Brown Weather Clocks, since a charming piece like their large weather clock could be part of a wonderful kitchen decor.
4. Vintage Clock
One way to bring the warmth of a grandma’s kitchen into your home is to shop vintage and thrift. Check out local stores that carry working clocks and see if there is a clock that resonates with you. Think about what colours you’d like as well, as often vintage clocks will come in a bisque, teal, moss green or pale pink tone that could evoke certain memories. Thrifting is a popular trend and a great way to find a unique item that you can personalize further.
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5. Coffee Cup
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A cute way to make your kitchen all the more welcoming is with café vibes, and the coffee cup clock does just that. The face of a clock is inset in the decor of a steaming mug of hot coffee, often crafted in a cartoonish style to complete the kitschy feeling of a warm and convenient roaster. There are quite a few styles of coffee cup wall art, so take a look around online for just the right one.
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6. Modern Clock
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A sleek clock in the kitchen is a statement on its own, showing off an uncluttered style and a classic piece of decor that doesn’t pull focus from other items that you’ve invested in. Consider a clock with a neutral frame such as black, white, grey or brown, and select whether or not you want a round-face or square-face clock. Modern clocks often have large, easy-to-read faces so you’re not going to get distracted with any other visual details with this functional clock in your home.
7. Cutting Board
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Keeping with the theme of the kitchen, consider a cutting board clock for your home. Often this style of clock is a subtle but stated piece of decor since the warm tone of the wooden cutting board is aesthetically pleasing and the traditional wood means it’s not overdone with minute details. These clocks feature a simple face, usually stained into the wood, with clear hands and numerals. This charming accessory can be hung in a spot that inspires you to try new recipes.
8. Cuckoo Clock
If you’re looking to add a touch of tradition and quirkiness to your kitchen, consider the classic cuckoo clock. There are so many different styles beyond the typical cuckoo clock with a bird peeking out to announce the hour, so take a look at some options for inspiration. Cuckoo clocks come with a rich history and the interactivity is a bonus for most people. If you don’t want your clock to chime out the hour, look for ones that have a silence setting.
9. Picture Frame Clock
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A special way to display your photos is through a picture frame clock. You can gather some select moments of things and people that you love and use it to create a clock where each hour is a different photograph. Some clocks come premade where you’re able to slip your photographs into the hour marks, but you can also use your own pictures and frames to create a clock. You just need to get the mechanism and hands, which are usually available at any craft store.
10. Whiteboard Clock
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These innovative clocks are perfect for the kitchen, and are especially handy when you need to jot down a note or make a grocery list. It features a clean face, sometimes with numbers but also comes blank, and ample space for you to note down what times you need to remember for important events. You can also get creative with the clock, and try doodling, as a fun reminder to make time for play as part of health and self-care.
There are many inspiring kitchen clocks to sort through, so keep in mind what kind of aesthetic you’re going for and what function you’d like the clock to serve. Dual-purpose clocks are options for maximizing space, and like Bramwell Brown’s weather clocks, also have a lot of charm and personality to create a welcoming kitchen area.
11. London Weather Clock
This limited edition clock is a rarity with only 250 timepieces made by Bramwell Brown and Josh Patterson. This weather forecasting clock is a wonder to have in your home as a luxury piece of decor. You’ll recognize familiar scenes around London as Patterson captures the essence of what it means to be a Londoner throughout the changing weather. It features a simple face with clear markings for the time and an animated mechanical window to showcase ever-changing scenes that depict the weather.
The London Weather Clock is hand-assembled in the UK and can be personalised with a message or note to commemorate a special event. The frame colour can also be picked out with the RAL colour of your choice, and like all of their clocks, the frame is powder-coated for a silky smooth finish. The artwork that shows off the weather is printed on artboard and the window is Lumex, which is designed to be shatterproof.
Installation is super easy with a single screw or nail and a hanging guide included. You’ll have to keep it away from heat since that tends to play badly with the delicate mechanisms. However, you have 60 days to test out the clock and if you decide it’s not for you or you want to exchange it for another, you can do so with Bramwell Brown’s hassle-free returns.
12. Into the Wild Weather Clock
This clock is the second collaboration that Bramwell Brown has done with Josh Patterson and it showcases North American scenes of the backcountry. You’ll recognize Patterson’s imagery-evoking style as the scenes slide into place to reveal all of nature’s glory and inhabitants of the woods like bears, wolves and salmon jumping upstream. Like the London Weather Clock, this limited edition timepiece has a run of 250 clocks, so you’re getting a unique clock that very few people can also say they have.
The Into the Wild Weather Clock forecasts like the rest of Bramwell Brown’s line, with five variations to predict the weather through barometric pressure. The clock features forecasts of “Very Dry,” “Fair,” “Change,” “Rain” and “Stormy” so that you know what to expect when you head out the door.
Patterson’s design was also shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards and it was an exhibit in The Association of Illustrators’. As a Bramwell Brown Weather Clock, this piece can be customised in the same way as their other clocks. You can personalise with a message on the front of the face, like a date to celebrate or with a plaque on the back of the clock for a special, but hidden, touch. The frame can also be chosen in the colour of your preference, and with the RAL colour chart, you can get an exact or near-exact colour match to your existing decor.
There are many inspiring kitchen clocks to sort through, so keep in mind what kind of aesthetic you’re going for and what function you’d like the clock to serve. Consider something that you can truly make your own, as something that is personalised or handcrafted expresses more of your style than a store bought timepiece. Dual-purpose clocks are options for maximizing space, and like Bramwell Brown’s weather clocks, also have a lot of charm and personality to create a welcoming kitchen area.