Address plaques and signs are a practical and decorative addition to your home. Read on to learn how big house numbers need to be and how to make them more visible.
Visitors will see the exterior design of your home before they even step foot inside. But they will never find the exterior if you don't have an address plaque! A stylish, well-placed house number will help people find your home, complement your exterior design, and even serve as a unique family plaque.
In this blog article, we will cover:
- What size your house numbers need to be
- How to make your address plaque more visible
- Traditional and on-trend shapes and styles
- Ways to make your house numbers special to your home.
While you need to stick to certain guidelines as far as size is concerned, there are ways to choose a design that is unique to you.
For example, playing around with the size of your house numbers can be a style in itself. Obviously, if they are too small they won't be seen, but oversized numbers on a fence can become a deliberate design feature.
If you want to include color, try putting it on a contrasting color background so it can still be seen. For example, if you want to include floral or geometric patterns, get numbers that are on a white or black background so that they will still stand out on the house or fence.
An easy way to include unique design features is to design around the numbers. You could add decals to the wall or fence to draw attention to them, or cut the numbers out of the fence for a reverse silhouette effect.
Plaques are another way to add personal style to your house numbers. These can be custom made to include your family name and other design features around the numbers themselves. An interesting option to add a statement can be an animal, vehicle or even surfboard shaped plaque. You can mount plaques on a fence, letterbox, or even have them freestanding on the ground.
Of course, the address plaque should flow naturally with your exterior design!
- If you have a modern house, stick to simple lines and shiny materials. A combination of stainless steel and cedar wood also looks beautiful.
Whatever you choose, make sure the plaque is made from weather-resistant materials: 100% rust free aluminum, stainless steel, or treated wood.
With a bit of planning, your address numbers can be a practical and decorative addition to your home!