My top picks for doormats with the wow factor
What’s the simplest way to update your front entry for spring (or any season for that matter)? A doormat! Yes, you might be as surprised as me that I’m writing about doormats, but hear me out. You don’t need to overcomplicate things, sometimes keeping life simple is the best answer, especially during a global pandemic. If this past year has taught us anything its that simple everyday objects can bring a bit of joy to the day to day routine.
As part of my blog series all about front doors & entryways and to do a little shout out about my new design services, I’m sharing my top picks for adding a bit of style to your front doors. The good news is that there are so many affordable and stylish doormats available to match just about every style of home. So if your style if contemporary to coastal, traditional to bohemian, retro to romantic, or industrial to country – there is a doormat for every style and taste. You can read Creating an Entry to be Proud of blog HERE (full of inspiration & tips) and my Five Entryway Looks blog HERE (full of moodboards and products).
Here’s my line up of favourites …
THE QUIRKY COLOURFUL DOORMAT
It’s true colour makes most people happy! (As a colour lover, I am a tad biased) Here I’m providing doormat options from full on rainbow colour explosion to quirky alternatives with a more restrained palette. Which ones do you fancy?
Bombay Duck Cloud and Rain Doormat via Not on the High Street. Priced at £19.75; Size 45 x 75cm; Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Trouva Colourful Rainbow Doormat by Fisura. Priced at £24.99; Size 70 x 40cm; Made from coconut fibre.
Graham and Green Tiger Doormat. Priced at £29.95; Size 45 x 75; Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Myles from Home Cheerful Colourful Hello Lovely Doormat. Priced at £22.50; Size 45.5 x 75cm; suggest indoor use only.
THE COLOUR BLOCKING DOORMAT
If quirky isn’t your thing and you prefer a more refined approach to colour, here are a few doormat options that bring colour and geometric patterns together in a totally smart and stylish way. Can you imagine these gracing your doorstep?
Heymat Mix Teklan Doormat by designer Kristine Five Melvaer. Prices starting at €130; Available in 3 sizes and colours.
Mad about Mats Smith Abstract Watercolour Doormat. Priced at €39.99; Size 50 x 75cm
LaRedoute Japandi Stripe Doormat in navy blue, sky blue, grey. Priced at £16; Size 40 x 60cm
Matalan Home Colour Block Doormat. Priced at £7.00; Size 40 x 60cm; Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
SAY IT WITH WORDS DOORMAT
Always a favourite, the typography doormats allow you to express yourself with a simple hello to more outlandish statements. These doormats are sure to make your friends and royal mail chuckle. Fess up, which doormats made you smile?
Red Candy Typography Doormat saying Hello Goodby. Priced at £19.50; Size 45 x 75cm; Indoor use only
Artsy Doormats Typography Doormat saying Ding Dong Doorbell broken. Priced at £24.99; Size 40 x 60cm
Rockett St George Typography Doormat saying Good Times. Priced at £24; Size 40 x 60cm
That’s Nice That Personalised Typography Doormat with Initials. Priced at £34.95; Size 40 x 60cm
THE UNDERSTATED DOORMAT
Sometimes less is more and that is also true for our front doors. If you already have a lot of colours, patterns and landscape going on, a more minimalist doormat might be what you need. Check these out:
H&M Home Braided Jute Doormat in dusky pink. Priced at £17.99; Size 50 x 70cm; Available in different colours; Indoor use only
Garden Trading Star Doormat in Dark Grey and Natural Coir via CotswoldTrading. Prices starting at £10; Sizes 40 x 65cm or 60 x 90cm; Indoor use only
Cox & Cox Dotty Doormat. Priced at £25; 60 x 90cm; Made from coir.
THE PATTERN PLAY DOORMAT
Alternatively you could elevate your front entry with these creative doormats that are focused on the use of texture and pattern to create an entirely unique look. From contemporary dashes to artistic waves to ancient morrocan geometric to art deco glam, get inspired with these patterned doormats. Which texture and pattern is calling your name?
Mad about Mats Alexander line drawing Doormat. Priced at €39.99; Size 50 x 75cm
West Elm Tossed Dash Semi-Circle Doormat. Priced at £34; 46 x 76cm; Suitable for indoor & outdoor use.
Oliver Bonas Art Deco Hello Sunrise Doormat. Priced at £29.50; Size 60 x 90cm; Made from Coir
The Rug Seller Waves Scraper Doormat in Dark Brown. Priced at £35.95; Size 45 x 75cm
Next Geometric Diamond Doormat. Price starting at £12; Sizes 40 x 70cm or 60 x 90cm; Indoor use only
DOORMATS IDEAL FOR MUDDY BOOTS
The reality is we live in a wet climate and with restrictions still in place, a park walk has become a “go to” activity. These doormats bring a bit of urban style to the age old problem of what to do with muddy boots. Would these detract from your desired welcome home look?
Grace & Glory Home Slatted Bristle Doormat in black. Priced at £30; Size 40 x 60cm; Large bristles, practical, study and stylish.
August Grove Kenney Natural Coir via Wayfair. Priced at £20.99; Size 39 x 59cm; Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
Symple Stuff Manahan Coir Doormat in black. Priced at £16.99; Size 40 x 60cm; Suitable for outdoor use
THE SUPERSIZED DOORMAT
Sometimes there is a need to go big, whether it is double doors or a covered entry, there are plenty of alternatives so your doormat matches the grandeur of your entry. What do you think – supersize doormat or regular size?
Kleen Tex Canvas Wash Dry Doormat. Priced at €99; Size 70 x 120; Available in other sizes
Urbanara Mansa Jute Hand Braided Doormat. Priced at £39; Size 60 x 90cm; Available in two colours; Indoor use only.
Amara Beaumont Welcome Doormat in Mosaic tile design. Priced at £48; Size 49 x 116cm; Made from PVC and both Indoor/Outdoor use.
MADE dot com Roel Extra Long Doormat in black and natural grid design. Priced at £25; Size 50 x 110cm; Coir
Mad about Mats Samia Doormat in teal blue. Priced at €79.99; Size 67 x 110cm; Indoor and Outdoor use
A COUPLE MORE DOORMATS, JUST BECAUSE
Lastly, there are a few interesting doormats that don’t fit nicely into a grouping yet deserve the spotlight. For these doormats, it’s all about being unique:
Hay Design Colourful Wool and Jute Braided Doormat, available on Nordic Nest
Priced at £45; Size 50 x 70cm; Available in other colours. Indoor use
Anthropologie Nautical Knot Braided Doormat with navy accent
Priced at £36; Size: 46 x 76cm; Can be used indoors or sheltered outdoor
GETTING STARTED ON YOUR FRONT DOOR & ENTRYWAY
If you are looking for advice, tips or help creating your own one of a kind front door and entryway in your home, please reach out. I have new design packages that are all about creating a first impression that makes you smile and more importantly gives you a real sense of pride about your home. The design packages range from ‘inspiration only’ to ‘full design’ so depending if you just want some advice to get started or if you are too busy and want me to do everything – there is something for everyone and every budget.
For April, spaces are booking up quickly and I only have one opening available. I have more availability in May. All you need to do is send me a message and we can have a free phone consult to get started.
My top tip about doormats is be sure to check if the doormat is an indoor/outdoor or indoor only doormat. Some of the coir doormats are not suitable for outdoor use and the colours fade or deteriorate fast in the sun. Yes, sun, the bright thing up in the sky.
Have a lovely Easter holiday everyone!