A good design has to be both functional and stylish, which means your front door design isn’t complete without a way to identify your house. Your house number doesn’t have to be as bold or centrally located as the house number in the Room of the Week, but it should be near the front door since that is the place where visitors will most likely look when they are searching for your house. Here are a few creative ideas:
Now that you have some inspiration for your house number…where can you find them? I pulled together several house number ideas. They range from plexiglass to stained glass, stainless steel to brass, terracotta to mosaics, and even house numbers created from old traffic signs.
Just a few tips when picking your numbers:
1. If the numbers are metal do they coordinate with the other finishes near your front door…specifically the hardware on the door and your lighting?
2. If you picked a colored number does it complement the color scheme you are using?
3. Does the style of the numbers match the style of your home? For example, if you have a mission style home, consider a mission style font.
4. Are they readable from the street? Are they big enough and located in the most readable place?
Do you have a favorite?
I’m particularly in love with the stained glass number…truly a piece of art for the front door.