Property: Interiors

On Sunday, March 31 the clocks went back, bringing some much-needed extra daylight our way. Gabrielle Fagan looks at different ways to mark the occasion with a stylish new clock for your home.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 6th April 2013, 5:00 pm

Whether you like your clocks to look practical, retro, simply elegant or quirky, there’s no doubt a timepiece can transform the look of a room.

Choose well and you’ll never pull a face when you look at the time again, and counting the hours will be a pleasure.

So celebrate the clocks turning back with a stylish new clock for your home.

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:: Coastal chic

Conjure a coastal style with a Bunting Clock, £25, Marks & Spencer, with its distressed white paint finish and gaily coloured bunting. Call 0845 302 1234 or visit www.marksandspencer.com

:: Moo-Nificent

Capture shabby chic style with a Country Rustic Cow Wall Clock, £12.95, Roman At Home. Call 08450 525 125 or visit www.romanathome.com

:: Gallic charm

A Distressed Vintage French-style clock, £35.95, Melody Maison, has an extra large face (60cm diameter) painted cream with roman numerals, and a moving pendulum. Call 01302 711 116 or visit www.melodymaison.co.uk

:: Star gazer

You might not be able to bring the stars down to earth but the moon is within your reach with a Moon Clock, £95, available in store at Liberty. Call 020 7734 1234 or visit www.liberty.co.uk

:: Turn back time

Echo Fifties style with a Red Retro Square clock, £12.99, Dunelm Mill. Its no-fuss styling and clear face makes the time as clear as day. Call 0845 1656 565 or visit www.dunelm-mill.com

:: Watch the birdy

Contemporary style and birdsong combine to mark the hours. John Lewis Diamantini & Domeniconi Meridiana Cuckoo Clock, £172. Call 0845 6049 049 or visit www.johnlewis.com

:: Tick and dock

The hours ‘magically’ present on the wood of the John Lewis Newton Clock Radio iPod Dock, £44.95. As well as sleep and snooze functions, it features a dual-alarm for partners who wake up at different times and is compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone (except iPhone 5). Call 0845 6049 049 or visit www.johnlewis.com

:: Colour burst

Bring vibrant colour to a wall in an instant with a Colour Wheel Wall clock, £60, Babatude. Visit www.babatude.com

:: Naval inspired

A Harrison clock, £45-£75, Neptune, is named after the famous clock maker John Harrison, who invented the first marine chronometer so sailors could plot the longitude of their ships at sea. For stockists call 0179 3427 300 or visit www.neptune.com

:: Number shake-up

Banish a boring clock face and opt for the Umbra Numbra Black Wall Clock, £75, Red Candy. It has 12 metal numbers in black, each in different formats and numerals and a single clock mechanism. Each part is mounted separately using adhesive which is included as well as a template for easy positioning. Call 0121 2247 728 or visit www.redcandy.co.uk

:: Time flies

Nature is inspiring interiors and a Cream Birdcage Clock, £14.99, Dunelm Mill is bang on trend. Call 08451 656 565 or visit www.dunelm-mill.com

:: Me time

You can use the Blank clock, £86, Alessi, like a diary by marking out appointments on its face using a pen provided for customising the hours. Call 020 7518 9090 or visit www.alessi.co.uk