Cuckoo clocks, resembling chalet houses, use weights and a pendulum to keep time and sound out a cuckoo’s call every hour through bellows. These carved, collectible clocks originated in the Black Forest region of Germany where talents of carpenters and clock makers combined to form the distinctive timepieces. Many cuckoo clocks are crafted with elaborate themes and depict scenes down to the minutest detail. Whether it’s an animal design, a vibrant village or a favorite movie, indulge in your fancy by using a cuckoo clock to bring this theme front and center. You can also display a collection of cuckoo clocks against one wall by positioning each one in a haphazard or seemingly random fashion. Or hang cuckoo clocks in an ascending order on a wall going up a flight of stairs, or cluster them in a general area and set each one to a different time zone that relates to you.
Because cuckoo clocks are elaborate, you can use one clock as a focal point in your decor. Center the clock on a bare wall that needs more interest, or incorporate it into a busier setting, directing the other elements in the room towards the clock. Place one above a fireplace, or hang a cuckoo clock on the wall at the end of a long hallway for an intriguing welcome.