Your House Numbers Should Be Visible And Stylish

June 11, 2024
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Any home-safety checklist will include the importance of VISIBLE house numbers. Why, you may ask? It’s not just so that Amazon will stop delivering your packages to your next-door neighbor. The most important reason for visible house numbers is for the fire department and other emergency first responders to be able to see them easily. Listen, no one wants to have to call these brave women and men, but when you need them, it’s not usually because you can’t find your reading glasses. You need these folks in a hurry! If they can’t see your house number (and it’s not the house that’s up in flames) you may add needless delay to their arrival on the scene. So you want to make sure that they are visible. But these visible numbers don’t need to be boring or ugly just because they are utilitarian. The following are some ideas to help you to create house numbers that are visible and stylish… a win-win in my book.

House Numbers Can Be Visible and Stylish When Given A Garden Flair

Whether they are real or artificial, who doesn’t like flowers and greenery? So why not incorporate it into your house number display? It’s easily done by attaching a weather-resistant vase to a piece of slate and hanging it by your door or attaching a planter box or basket to a piece of wood and then mounting that to your house. Make sure the numbers you choose are in a contrasting color to the background and that are large enough to be visible from the street. If using fresh flowers you can cut them from your garden in season. If artificial, you can change them with the your whims and the holidays.

With a Coastal Vibe Your House Numbers Can Be Visible and Stylish

Living on the coast in Rhode Island I readily admit that this is my hands-down favorite for house numbers. I list it here, not as much to advocate for it, as to get you thinking about any theme you like for your house numbers. Live in the mountains? Use an old snowshoe. Live on the plains? Use some old barn wood. You get the idea? Almost any relatively flat object can give you a surface to add your house numbers to. Go with something that makes you smile. Again, remember the rules of high contrast and size for the actual numbers.

Insider Tip: Consignment shops, like Consignments Ltd. are great places to get inspired for your thematic house numbers.

Make It Elemental For Visible and Stylish House Numbers

Metal, stone, slate, wood – all make great backgrounds to highlight your house numbers. If you go this route, choose something that harmonizes with your home’s aesthetic. Farmhouse? Maybe a slate or a wood slice work best. Modern or mid-century house? The metal cutouts’ sleek lines coordinate. Lots of lawn? A big rock in your front yard is a great space for the numbers.

For more ideas about home exterior design, check out my previous blogs: 10 Easy Curb Appeal Ideas and How To Hide Problems on Your Home’s Exterior: Use Camouflage.

And Now For a Little Music Before We Go…

Have a lovely day, my friends. Marianne

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