Why Clocks Can Be Bad Feng Shui

From a Feng Shui perspective, clocks can be tricky.

To begin with, a clock should never be the main decorative element in any room.

  • Hang or place your clock in a spot where it can be comfortably seen when necessary, without dominating the room.
  • For an especially egregious example of bad clock Feng Shui, take a look at this living room decor!


A clock in the entryway sends an especially negative message.

  • When a clock is the first thing you see as you enter your home, it’s a form of pressure, reminding you forcefully of the passage of time.
  • A clock in the entryway makes guests feel unwelcome, reminding them that their visit has a time limit.

That clock by your bedside?  It may be interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep!

  • Try covering it up as you sleep so you can let your body clock take over as much as possible during the night.

Be careful, too, about giving clocks as gifts.

  • A clock may not create the good Chi energy you intend in a gift, especially when a younger person gives one to an elder, who may not wish to be reminded of time passing.

How do you feel about the Feng Shui of your clocks? 

(photo credit: bluetolikeyou on Creative Commons)

2 Responses to Why Clocks Can Be Bad Feng Shui

  1. VinDC says:

    I guess it’s a good thing I can’t afford the Dumbo Clock Tower apartment.  That place is GORGEOUS!

    • AnnFengShui says:

      It is gorgeous!! And even better for Feng Shui, you can’t see the clock when you’re inside it :))

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