Doormats – create a functional, attractive space at the home entrance
Doormats at the front door are accepted as an ordinary part of any home. Our ancestors believed that the doormat not only serves to wipe the feet, but also has the power to protect the home and the inhabitants from a negative energy. However, the simple object, that we usually take for granted, and quite often overlook, can transform the space near the entrance into a functional and visually attractive space.
Doormats materials – what is the best one?
Doormats can be very different. Some make them out of old tracks, rugs or straw. Some people prefer rubber, and some textiles. Choosing the material of the entrance mat is very important. A rubber doormat is perfect for areas, where there is a lot of mud and dirt. Metal doormats have a long-life and durability. They cannot be stained and are easily cleaned. Doormats from natural materials like bamboo or wood have a great visual effect and are also eco-friendly. The largest group of materials – the fabrics – include a variety of different types of materials – cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, etc. Each material has its advantages and the choice depends on the taste of the homeowner.
Doormats designs and ideas
Usually entrance doormats are made of dark, non-staining colors, but if you want to spice up your interior, you can find or make them in more vibrant colors. A design solution, which became a hit, is a mat, made of straw. Once you have determined the size and the material of your doormat you could look for the best design that would fir your home. Whether a welcoming message or a fun note, a seasonal theme or a personalized design – the choices are all there for you.