Should You Hang a Clock Above the TV?

There are many pros and cons associated with having a clock above the TV area in your home. Some people like the idea of keeping good time, even when they are trying to relax, while others find the idea to not be a good fit for them and their family.

The first thing you should note is that it will make keeping time in the living area of your home much easier. Having a clock above the TV is a great way to keep track of your evening with family, no matter what you watch or get up to in your downtime. Especially on work nights or school nights, it can signify the time you should go to bed and assist you to keep up with your sleeping schedule. So that is a bonus!


From a decorating point of view, having a clock, especially a larger, modern style wall clock, above the TV area can be overwhelming. It can attract your eye in all the wrong ways and make for a less than desirable piece of décor in your home. If your television is taking up a lot of wall space then you may wish to forgo the wall clock in this location. It can still be hung in other areas, but not above the TV.

For good feng shui, you should not hang the wall clock facing a doorway. If your TV directly faces a door then this is not the ideal place to hang a clock in the layout of the room. Chose a wall that is not facing the door and utilise this space instead. There are endless possibilities, but if the clock is not the right fit then it may be best to leave the area blank for the sake of your décor.

On the plus side, having a clock so prominent in the living area with young children about will give you a great opportunity to teach them how to properly read an analogue clock. This is a skill which they will need growing up and has fallen somewhat by the wayside with the introduction of digital clocks in most devices these days. Take the chance to teach them a new skill that will stay with them forever.

There is no right or wrong way to decorate your home. There are many arguments for and against a clock in this area of the house, and the choice is down to you and your needs in this regard. It is not necessarily wrong to have a clock positioned above the TV, but you may want to consider the design of the rest of your room and the functionality of a wall clock in this location. There are benefits to placing a wall clock in this space, as you are often situated facing it. This makes it easy to use, so much so you may not even notice it after a while. So, what choice will you make? A clock, or not a clock? That is the question.