Making a decision isn't easy, but it can be easier. If you're considering a custom house sign, we've put together a list of the top 5 things you should consider before getting your design on.
What space do you have?
Don't be afraid to get a little bit creative with space. It's tempting to stick with the traditional landscape silhouette offered by standard house signs, but they're not the only option.
Take a step back and look at the space around your front door.
You might find that while you've got more space available on the left, you'd prefer a smaller sign on the right to balance out an existing decorative element; a hanging basket, for example. There are no rules against having a large sign monopolise a small space, or vice versa. Optimising space is a tried and tested method of managing the balance around your front door, to make the area feel welcoming as well as functional.
If you're still not sure, take a look at the house signs you might like and measure them against the space available. With two sizes in every design, you're bound to find a sign that's picture perfect.
What do you need to communicate?
The primary function of a house sign is to communicate your home address. Whether that's a name or a number, consider how much space you'll need to get across all the relevant information to friends and visitors. Pick a font that you feel will be the most visible.
Your home may be off the beaten track, or on a bustling city street, and a clear and concise sign will help visitors find you.
How visible will your house sign be?
Visibility plays a big part in utilising the space you have for a house sign. The ideal sign is east to read and judging the amount of space available is vital. We stock 16 contemporary designs meaning you can choose your orientation and layout for optimal visibility.
What colours feature in your home already?
The colours we choose for our homes have a big impact on our day-to-day lives. Whether it's carefully picked curtains or a fresh coat of paint on the front door, colour can accentuate and enhance your own personal style. Just as we curate a colour palette for inside our homes, it's worth considering what choices we make on the outside too!
There's a lot more than just the colour of the brick around your front door; think about the shades across multiple design elements. The door, doormat, or even your favourite seasonal flowers are great signposts for colour coordination.
What colours will complement your home?
Complementing colours can complete a sophisticated look.
Rather than sticking to a close match, colour theory proposes a number of ways to choose colours with appropriate and varying levels of contrast. Examine what's in the immediate area of where you'd place your sign. Look at the colour of your front door, rood, hardware and windows. Do you want something neutral to complement sandstone, or a bright colour to pop out against red brick?
Do you want your sign to match your interior decor?
If you've got a flair for interior design, don't let your sense of style stop at the front door. Whatever your signature colour, you can play with hundreds of colour combinations on our configurator.
What textures are featured on your home?
The textures around your home might not seem like the most obvious thing to consider before designing your own house sign, but brick, panelling, wood and glass can inspire a wealth of design considerations.
House Sign UK offer a number of textured options to match and contrast your home. Vinyl offers durable and flexible design options.
If you don't have a lot of wood around your home but you're looking for some rustic highlights or companion pieces, wood-effect vinyl might be worth testing on
Do you have any other exterior decor you'd like to match or complement?
Seasonal decorations or stand-out pieces around your front door might be centre focus, so a simple and neutral house-sign can enhance these features without compromising your design choices.
Does your home have any unique design features?
Is there any standout landscaping around your home or garden?
The natural curves and flow or your garden, front step or the surrounding area all contribute to the atmosphere outside the front door.
What hardware do you have on your home?
House Sign UK stock four fixing options. It's worth having a look at the hardware on your home; the door handle, door knocker, and windows.
The small details can make all the difference when it comes to styling the inside of your home, and the same can be said for the outside. Our visible fixings are high-quality [material] and are available in gold, silver or black.
If you're looking for a sleek, contemporary house sign, hidden fixings might be the way to go. Hidden fixings make a house sign look like it's floating; the fixings are attached to the back of the sign and aren't visible from the front.
Ready to Design?
A digital render from House Sign UK can give you an ideal of what your custom house sign will look like.
Design your own custom house sign and create something you'll love with House Sign UK on our product page.
House Sign UK create house signs with exceptional designs. Choose your colours, font, layout and fixings on a personalised house sign.