Today the cuckoo clocks are making something of a comeback, with more and more people looking to add a unique design touch to their homes that will amuse as well as fascinate all those people lucky enough to experience the cuckoo clocks in first person. 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. Most cuckoo clocks have folksy mechanical parts, such as a bird popping out from a window or a lumberjack chopping at a tree. Because a cuckoo clock makes a wonderful addition to any home it is important to ensure that you interior design lends itself to the placing of a cuckoo clock. Cuckoo clocks are a unique item that if placed in the wrong room can detract from other features and may even look totally out of place and even unsightly. Before placing your cuckoo clock be sure that it is going in the right place and that it will add to the room and not detract.