Think about it: when you go to a new friend's house for the first time, what's the first thing you look at? The numbers, of course. House numbers may seem like a small thing, but they're so crucial to first impressions. These days there are a myriad of interesting, modern numbers that will identify your house to the world — and show off your style, too.
Above: Neutra house numbers, $27 each from DWR.
Modern Avalon collection brushed nickel house numbers, $15.99 each from The Home Depot .
5 in Elevated black numbers (also in nickel), $5.99 each from The Home Depot.
Hand-welded house numbers, $30 each from Anthropologie.
Wire house numbers, $29 each from NakNak.
4" metal house number in red, $28.99 from Modern Style House Numbers. Also available in black, silver, and bronze, and in custom colors for a 30% upcharge. (They also make numbers up to 15" tall, if you want something with a really big impact.)
Modern house numbers, from $58.98 from Modish Metal Art on Etsy.
Concrete house number plaque, $45 from from Sol Pixie Dust on Etsy.
Shake things up a little with tiles! Neutra house number tiles, $38 each from Heath Ceramics.
Luxello illuminated bronze house numbers, $59 each from Surrounding.
Modern metal address plaque, $120 from Urban Mettle on Etsy.
Don't see anything you like? The folks at Architectural Numbers make house numbers in 50 different fonts and 12 different finishes, in sizes anywhere from 2" to 24". Check 'em out.