The 3 main points when choosing a house are:
1. Size and shape
2. Colour and design
3. House name or house number
Let's have a look at those points in more detail.
Size and Shape of the House Sign
There are many different sizes and shapes for house signs out there, there is oval, circular, square and every other shape you can think of. Depending on what type of property you have and what kind of look you are going for you need to decide what you are trying to portray with your property, different shapes give off different responses.
Circular house signs will give off the impression of community, wholeness, safety, perfect and warmth. If this is the impression you want to give to people and a circular house sign would suit the style of your property then this shape would be ideal.
Rectangle and square house signs will give the impression of logic, security and order.
Triangle or house signs with 3 points give off the impression of energy, power, strength and science.
Knowing the above you can choose which shape would suit your property best.
Color and Design
Obviously choosing a color for your house sign will be pretty much self explanatory, you need to match it up with your property. If you have a few colors to choose from that will go with your property then you can look a little deeper into the meanings of the colors.
Black is the color of authority and power and will match any other color. It gives off a certain style and can imply submission.
White as most people will know implies innocence and purity; it also considered a summer color.
Red is the color of love and is a very stimulating color, but it can be a confrontational colour so you need to be careful with this one.
Blue is the opposite of red, it symbolises peace and tranquillity.
Green often gives off the impression of nature and intelligence.
Yellow attracts attention but can be overpowering if used too much.
The design of your house sign is completely dependent on you; if you have a modern style property then really you need to stick to a modern house sign which is simplistic, made from either plastic/acrylic or some kind chrome styled material. If your property has a lot of nature such as tree's and plants then your home would be suited to a wooden or flowery design.
House Name or House Number Sign
Choosing to either have a house name sign such as 'The Woodlands' or a house number sign such as number '17' depends upon what impression you want to make.
House name signs will generally give off the impression of wealth and stature, also country houses or large homes will generally be suited to having a house name sign.
House number signs are more of a modern contemporary style, mainly for stylish apartments or town houses. They give off the impression of a stylish and very modern household.
As a maker of house signs it never ceases to amaze me at how few home owners consider the importance of having a decent house sign on their homes. We are told that first impressions are the most important, well consider this, the first thing a new visitor to your home will probably see will be your house sign.
Take a walk down any street and you will see a remarkable variety of house signs and what I can only describe as non house signs.
I recently wandered through my village taking note of the house signs adorning the various properties. It is a small fairly prosperous place, the houses for the most part reflect this. They are on average well maintained and most have well cared for gardens showing every sign of having reasonably house proud owners.