How High Do You Hang a Clock On The Wall?

classic wall clock above tv

There are many different opinions on where to hang your wall clock. Depending on your décor it may look better in different places. This is all well and good if you do not intend to use the clock, but if you do then there is a specific height at which the clock should be hung to be at an optimal height. This can be adjusted over time to suit you, but in the meantime there is a perfect height to hang your wall clock, no matter the room or interior design.

Please, tell me the perfect height?

Wall clocks are a great way to add style and function to any room. But with so many different sizes and styles available, it can be difficult to know where to start. When it comes to choosing the right clock for your space, one of the most important considerations is height. 

Generally speaking, you should hang a clock at eye level, or about 5 feet from the ground. 

This will ensure that the clock is visible from anywhere in the room, and that it doesn’t get lost in a busy background. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule – if you’re hanging a clock above a fireplace, for example, it’s often best to position it slightly higher. Ultimately, it’s important to use your best judgment to find the placement that looks and feels best in your space.

The basic idea is that you should hang a clock at a comfortable height for you to view in line with your eye-sight. The main purpose of a clock after all is to tell the time. What is the point of having a clock that is either out of reach or just not practical to look at? This is why the idea is that you should hang your wall clock somewhere around eye level or just above.

nordic wall clock above couch

Why you shouldn’t hang your wall clock too high or too low

If you hang your clock too high then you will be constantly looking up, if you hang it too low then it just looks strange and out of place. This will after time have some impact on your neck and back from the strain of simply telling the time in your own home. It may not be apparent immediately, but over the years you may feel it!

In your day to day life you already have to bend over a lot, whether it is at a computer desk or tending to your children. So why add this task to the growing list of things which can impact your posture and comfort if the clock is hung too low? 

If the clock is hung between chest and eye level, at a height which is practical for all members of the house, bar the kids, then you will have your wall clock at the perfect height!

Décor and design

After taking into account practicality, we also must take into account the visual aesthetic of the room you are hanging your clock in, and where the rest of your furniture is positioned. Where would the clock look the best? Is there a piece of wall that is seemingly ‘too’ blank? Think about where the clock would be Feng Shui.

How does the hanging height of a wall clock affect Feng Shui?

It is believed that the height of a clock on the wall can have an effect on feng shui. It is said that a clock that is too high up can create a sense of haste and uneasiness, while a clock that is too low can make a room feel stagnant. The ideal height for a clock is said to be at eye level, as this will create a sense of balance and peace. Of course, the placement of the clock also matters, and it should be placed in an area that is free from clutter and distractions. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide what height feels best for them, as everyone has their own unique energy field.