Classic wrought iron house numbers and letters look outstanding on nearly every home. But they’re not just for displaying your home address any more. Wrought iron house numbers and letters can be used inside and outside your home to give your home the perfect touch of personality and stamp of ownership. For example, use two different sizes of a decorative font to custom design a wrought iron monogram to hang above a doorway inside or outside your home. Pair the monogram with an address number outside your home and you instantly elevate the lowly functional address number into the realm of a personal and artistic statement. Wrought iron monograms also look great displayed on a mantle or hearth.
To create the atmosphere of a vacation without leaving home, simply hang numbers on each of your bedroom doors for an instant bed and breakfast feel. Or take wrought iron letters inside your kids’ bedrooms to incorporate a name display into the decor of their personal retreat. If whimsy is more your style, and if you have hardwood stairs, then number each of your stairs going up. This looks especially fun if your stairs have any curve to them. However, curved or straight up, you’ll smile every time you climb those numbered stairs.
In addition, to accenting your home with their rustic charm and creative whimsy, wrought iron house numbers have a more serious side. They make your home a safer place to live. In the event of an emergency, police, firefighters, and ambulance drivers need to be able to find your home as quickly as possible, and bold weather-durable wrought iron house numbers can help emergency workers find your family when seconds saved, can mean lives saved. When installing wrought iron house numbers make sure that they are easily seen from the road. Place them directly on your home where they can be easily seen from the street entrance to your house. This might mean you should post numbers both on your front door or porch and your back door or garage if your home sits on a corner. To make sure your wrought iron house number is visible at night consider installing an outdoor light to illuminate your wrought iron home address numbers in the evening hours when darkness makes finding your house even more of a challenge for emergency workers. And be sure to regularly check to make sure foliage is not obscuring your wrought iron house number.