28 Best House Numbers for Every Architectural Style

Crank up your curb appeal with these head-turning house numbers and address signs.

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April 08, 2022

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: hardware is the jewelry of the home. Shimmery gold bangles and pearl drop earrings have the power to transform your wardrobe, transition clothing from day to night and pull your outfit together for a polished look, and the same logic holds in design — indoors and out.

Unique House Numbers

Unique House Numbers

A quick and easy way to freshen up an outdoor entry is with house numbers. Moderne and Neutra fonts are excellent choices for properties aiming for more of a modern vibe.

Photo by: Robert Peterson/Flynnside Out

Robert Peterson/Flynnside Out

Zhush up your casa's curb appeal with a set of eye-catching house numbers that complement your architectural style. House numbers are defined as the numerical portion of your street address and used within the postal system to locate your home. Be sure your local delivery services can find your home by installing house numbers that are easily admired from the road or located beside your mailbox.

Ready to shop? Find our in-depth guide for picking out the best house numbers for midcentury, traditional, contemporary and farmhouse homes, then shop our 28 favorite designs for every style in the links below.

Best Midcentury Modern House Numbers

Punctuate your midcentury ranch with sleek, era-inspired house numbers to stop passersby in their tracks. Homes built during this period are streamlined and functional, with horizontal lines and ample natural sunlight for indoor-outdoor living.

Geometric, sans serif house numbers composed of fine lines and robust negative space complement midcentury linear façades. The minimalist house numbers below are in keeping with the practical appeal of midcentury architecture and promise to add panache to any front porch.

Choose house numbers in a contrasting finish to your exterior to achieve bold, eye-catching curb appeal. Install your address numbers vertically along the edge of your front stoop for asymmetry. Another idea: display your house numbers horizontally on a plaque at the end of your driveway or at the center of your porch roof to mirror your home's architectural lines.

Best Traditional House Numbers

Greek revival, Georgian and Dutch — oh my! Traditional colonials, Tudors and victorian homes come in all shapes and sizes, each style boasting unique architectural details that stand the test of time.

Outfit your traditional exterior with house numbers reflective of the stately architecture. Make refined serif fonts like Times New Roman, Didot or Bodoni your inspiration and select house numbers with similar lines and flair. Install floating house numbers in unlacquered brass or patinated copper finish to the center of your portico roof to bring an air of luxury to your front steps.

And, if floating house numbers don’t quite fit your vision, here’s a pro tip: glossy, hand-painted ceramic house number plaques make a handsome addition to a traditional covered porch and brick mailbox enclosures alike.

Best Contemporary House Numbers

Give your contemporary pad can’t-miss curb appeal with a fresh set of house numbers. Contemporary design blends clean silhouettes with unexpected materials, colors and finishes to yield an updated look that demands attention.

Our advice? Embrace juxtaposition. Dress your contemporary two-story home with house numbers that marry modern lines with surprising materials. Below, we share seven striking options including, but not limited to: a marble forged sans serif design, a white acrylic design and a silver laser-cut plaque that celebrates negative space.

Secure your digits horizontally on the wall beside your front door to visually expand the space. For a modern approach, install the house numbers vertical along the edge of an exterior wall. Oh, and, last thing: do not be afraid to play with scale in your pursuit to create a show-stopping exterior. Oversized numbers in a high-contrast finish yield a playful, welcoming essence and dainty, understated designs cultivate a sense of intrigue and restraint.

Best Farmhouse + Industrial House Numbers

Make your modern farmhouse shine with a set of stare-worthy house numbers. Rustic and industrial exteriors range from historic barns to Scandinavian farmhouses to converted factory lofts reimagined in a bustling city center. Though diverse, the homes within this category look best when dressed in timeworn metals and tailored font designs.

Skip the polished, cool-tone numbers and stick to aged finishes for a warm, lived-in look. Create sharp contrast against your cotton-white farmhouse front porch with a set of textural oil-rubbed bronze house numbers instead of modern, matte black alternatives. And if bronze isn't your favorite finish, we've got you. Weathered copper plaques bring a storied appeal to countryside homes, while a reclaimed wood number plaque adds organic softness to otherwise stark industrial brick walls.

Stake your farmhouse address numbers in the garden at the end of your winding driveway or tack the plaque to the edge of your covered porch railing for effortless charm.

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