@ChrisxClash & @roguerocket : `get_post_meta()` doesn’t need to be in the loop, especially when you want the custom fields of the page (i.e. container) itself. The function itself requires a post/page ID (meaning that it doesn’t assume the current post ID, if in the loop).
If you set the WP home page to be a static page (and therefore also set a separate blog posts page), the solution is to use `get_post_meta( get_option( ‘page_for_posts’ ) );`
Other functions that might also be useful to you to decide when to use the above:
All these are handy when you try to customize content in sidebars for instance: