Door Nameplates are also popular for personal reasons, house owners often like to adorn the doors of their name or family, surname or house name with nameplates. These nameplates are conventionally crafted out of metal, acrylic wood,  plastic or stone. Because the nameplates are meant for house owners, these personal nameplates tend to come in all geometrical  shapes. These nameplates also tend to be more colorful than office nameplates. Mounting options are either by screw with caps or by adhesive. Wooden nameplates are not normally glued onto doors, as the glue may leave a messy residue and make it harder to remove the nameplate.

Larger personal nameplates also include graphics or artwork, such as a Om or a Lord Ganesha  or professionals Logo (Dr. CA. Advocate etc) that match the interests of the identified person. The graphics or artwork reinforce the individuality and personalization established by the nameplate.

There is a growing trend to use nameplates for door purposes in every apartment flats and individual houses. In these cases, the nameplates are fashioned out of wood, acrylic, glass, gold, silver, or other metals. They are available in a multitude of font styles and colors.

Modern manufacturing processes allow for diverse styles of nameplate design. Nameplates can be two- or three-dimensional; made of various metals (aluminum, zinc), stainless steel or brass, man-made materials (e.g. Mylar or Vinyls) or injection-molded plastic; and thickness, color, and size can all be customized. Additional design features and production techniques common to nameplate manufacturing include etching, branding, and engraving.

Nameplates can be mounted or bound to the object that they are labeling by rivets, screws, or adhesive.