It has been all the rage in recent years to purchase older homes and renovate them to reflect their past glory. Homeowners that purchase homes that are over one hundred years old enjoy structural integrity not often seen in modern construction, as well as unique designs that make older homes so beloved. There are challenges involved with owning older homes, however, as homeowners quickly realize when they began the renovation process. There is often a significant amount of time and money that is required to make the home exactly what homeowners want it to be – including the infusion of their own personal decorative style.
One of the challenges when it comes to decorating older homes is to keep the generational integrity of the home intact while infusing a touch of modern design into the home; it often helps to include pieces that span the generations, such as clocks.
Clocks would have just as easily fit into a home one hundred years ago, as they do in today’s modern construction and that is what makes clocks such a perfect decorative accessory. Homeowners can pay homage to the history of the home by including something that may have been used in the home when it was originally built – but the materials used in the clock are reflective of modern times.
Grandfather clocks are especially appropriate in this situation as they were something that was cherished in older homes; most homeowners could not afford to have a grandfather clock. But with the use of modern materials homeowners can honor tradition as well as the affordability of modern design.