my search for stylish house numbers

source: antiqued metal house number.

Up until I broke my leg, my plan for the house was to make the exterior look as good as the interior has been. While that project is somewhat stalled at the moment, I cam still able to think of smaller details, like house numbers. Have you noticed that so many of them are straight up terrible?? Why are they all so ugly? Recently, I did an internet deep dive and unearthed a few really gorgeous options for stylish house numbers. I know I can’t be the only one in this predicament, so hopefully this guide will help you, too!

my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com

I’ve really struggled with the type of finish I want. My front door is black, so I love the idea of a black metal finish if the numbers are mounted on my white siding. But I’m also really digging brass because that would match the door hardware and our door knocker.

Sources, from top to bottom, left to right:

my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com

Font choice is really important here, too. Is your home’s vibe more traditional? Modern? Eclectic? Mine is a bungalow, so I want a font that feels a bit more relaxed, but still somewhat traditional. I went to design school, so I tend to be quite snobby about the font of the numbers. I don’t want anything too funky. While shopping for house numbers online, I am constantly pulling the photos to my desktop and Photoshopping together the ones that match my house to make sure they look good together. I’ve noticed that 6 and 4 are tricky numbers to get right. Definitely make sure to look at those first if you have them in your address.

source: lacquered brass house numbers.

my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com

There are tons of material choices for house numbers, too: iron, brass, even ceramic. I really love the specialness that ceramic adds to house numbers. It’s definitely a good way to look different from everyone else in the ‘hood!

sources: verdigris iron numeral and hotel numeral house number.

my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com

Sources, from top to bottom, left to right:

my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com my search for stylish house numbers. styles include modern, brass, traditional, planter house numbers, ceramic, address plaques, and more. Get over 30 sources on jojotastic.com

How cool are these house numbers that are also planter boxes?? Kind of genius.

Sources: Clarkesville Planter, South First Planter, and Schoolhouse Steel Planter Box.

I’m still working on what my overall look will be for the exterior of the house, but in the mean time making design decisions like this has been fun. Which of these options is your favorite?

  • Annie

    TBH, this is one of the most necessary product round-up posts I’ve seen in a WHILE. This is a gift–thank you!!

    • I’m soooo glad you liked it!! I’m serious, I looked at SO many numbers to make this post — so you don’t have to!