House numbers are often overlooked as a design feature on homes, but they offer one of the quickest, low-cost ways to make a big impact. They’re versatile—you can buy the numbers in just about any finish (from stainless to brass to black iron) and any typeface (from bold to ornate script). And when framed on a wooden board stained in the color of your choosing, they become the perfect complement to your exterior style. With just a few hours and some inspiration, you’ll have house numbers that’ll get noticed.
Is your style coastal? Try framing stainless steel numbers on a Ascot Blue stained board. You can hang the numbers vertically or horizontally. Try both to see which way looks better with your house before you affix the numbers to the stained board.
A natural stain with thin black letters provides a more rustic look.
Don’t be afraid to have fun and make your house sign unique. Add a plant holder to the board with a small succulent. Or pick an accent with special symbolism, like a sun for your coastal cottage or a star for your country farmhouse.