The Feng Shui Guide to Wall Clocks For the Home and Office

Feng Shui has to do with the balancing of energies in a home or office.  Where you decide to put a wall clock can have a big influence on the feng shui of both the room it is in, and even of that of the entire house.  While it isn’t considered bad feng shui to have a clock on the wall in your house, where you put it does matter.  In addition, the type of clock you have can affect the feng shui of your home or office as well.  Here is a guide to help you choose a good location for your clock.  

Good places to put wall clocks are the dining room and the kitchen.  The kitchen is a place of action and activity, and a clock is handy in keeping track of time for cooking and leaving the house on time.  Many people choose to put a large wall clock in the living room.  Although this isn’t really bad feng shui, having a clock in the room where you do relaxing things can disturb the tranquility a little.  Glancing up at the clock on the wall can make you think of all the things you need to get done.  It depends upon what kind of person you are.  If you are a procrastinator and spend too much time watching TV, a clock will remind you to get up and do something else.  On the other hand, if you are a work-a-holic, you might not be able to truly settle down and relax with a clock on the wall.  A simple solution might be to put it on the wall behind the couch or TV.  

It is considered bad feng shui to put a clock at the entrance to your house, so guests see it right away when they walk in the door.  You want to make your home feel welcoming, and a clock will set an imposing tone, especially if guests are a few minutes late.  Another bad location to put a wall clock is in the bedroom.  In addition to disturbing your relaxation, in the silence of the night you can usually hear the “tick tock tick tock” of a clock and it can have a negative impact on your sleep.  Use a small battery powered alarm clock instead.  

For the office, a wall clock is the norm.  It is good feng shui, and will help to keep your work pace on schedule.  Choose a clock that fits well with the interior design of your office.  Many office settings are very bland with no distinguishable decorations, so a unique, decorative wall clock will brighten things up a bit.