House Numbers

Add a little personality to your home

Sometimes, it's the little details that make a big difference in your outdoor decor. If you're looking for a small change that makes a big impact, try looking at the things you look at every day in a new way. Sprucing up your house numbers is a great way to start changing up the ordinary.

You can buy your house numbers in one of two forms. The first is as individual numbers, which are mounted separately to the wall. The second is as a plaque that displays all the numbers. There are advantages and disadvantages to both:

  • Individual house numbers allow you to arrange your numbers exactly how you want them — horizontally, vertically or even diagonally. You will have to mount each one, however, which means you'll have to put more holes into your wall.
  • House sign numbers place all the numbers on a decorative plaque that requires only one hole for mounting. Number plaques come in a variety of designs, from country to modern, as well as a range of materials, from wood to ceramic.

House Number Styles

House numbers come in many varieties to suit any type of outdoor decor. For example, mission style house numbers have a quirky look that suits a minimalist modern design, while cursive numbering, or even using the spelled-out number, adds an elegant flair. The most important thing is that you find the numbers that match your style so they'll make an impression but still blend in seamlessly.

From a materials standpoint, ceramic house numbers are a popular choice. They allow for greater detail in color and customization, but they are more susceptible to fading from the sun and damage if they fall off the wall. Wrought iron house numbers are often a better choice for durability.

In terms of color, basic black or gold house numbers will never go out of style, but if you want to be more adventurous, you can color-coordinate with other pieces of your outdoor decor, such as the cushions on your patio furniture.

You might be surprised at how a new set of house numbers can make you look at the face of your house in a whole new way. It may seem like a small touch, but the difference it can make is as significant as that of any you make to your outdoor decor.

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