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How to Pick Perfect House Numbers

You may not live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or 30 Rockefeller Plaza, but your address is still very important and, though you may not realize it, it’s one of the first things people notice when they arrive at your home.

Now, it’s true they probably don’t realize how much or how little your address pops, but you can change all that by adding a little pizzazz to your house number. It’s affordable curb appeal at its finest, though choosing the perfect look is what will set you apart from the neighbors.  

Option #1: Stick with your home’s style.

Most people who decide to switch up their number style probably fall into this camp. It makes sense to choose a design that “goes with” the look of your house.

Traditional fonts go with traditional-style homes, but if you want to add a little spice you can always select a flashier finish or a larger size in a classic design.

Option #2: Go a bit against the grain.

There are many variations on theme when it comes to address numbers. For example, choosing a font with or without a serif (the little decorative flares on the corners of numbers/letters) can make a subtle difference without getting too splashy.

Option #3: Special order or DIY something wild.  

This is a great way to catch people’s eye, especially for any first-time guests who are looking for your home by the address.

Keep in mind, though, that your address needs to remain legible for deliveries and emergency personnel, and because it’s required by law in the vast majority of U.S. municipalities.

Option #4: Go with a popular or trendy theme.

Some fonts call very specific themes to mind. Combine a wonky theme with some other décor to set a particular mood or add flair during the holidays; don’t be afraid to keep a few varieties on hand for seasonal style.

This is one of those rare moments you can actually have fun with numbers – embrace it! 

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