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11 Inviting Doormat Ideas That Will Jazz Up Your Entryway

Wipe off dirty shoes and dress up your entryway with one of these front doormat ideas.

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A doormat is a practical piece of outdoor décor. It wipes muddy shoes and keeps freshly mopped floors sparkling. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

Creating an inviting entryway with an entryway table, doormat and entryway bench can help make a great first impression.

These doormat ideas dress up your front door and welcome guests, all while stopping dirt in its tracks.

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Vintage-Inspired Doormat

This indoor mat has a Persian-inspired design with just the right amount of distressing for a rustic, vintage-inspired look in your entryway (here’s how to clean a Persian rug). It looks great next to a naturally decorated entryway table. Plus, it’s constructed using stain- and water-resistant polyester, so it stands up to rain and the occasional coffee spill.

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Painted Floral Doormat

Looking to add a touch of whimsy to your home? This painted floral design doormat greets guests with a touch of elegance (plus, it’s affordable). And while it has a delicate charm, the coir construction is durable and long-lasting. To prolong the rug’s lifespan and design, you’ll want to keep it away from water and leave wet boots on an entryway shoe storage bench.

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Simple Doormat

This round doormat is low profile but not plain. It has a gorgeous flower design with a neutral color scheme that lets it blend in with any entryway décor. It comes in brown, gray and gold. The grooves in the pattern are especially ideal for scraping boots.

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Twisted Rope Doormat

Add a fresh vibe to your porch with this chunky twisted rope mat. This stylish, rectangular doormat features a high-pile design in a natural hue, so it easily blends in with any color palette and entryway furniture ideas you have in mind.

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Custom Doormat

Custom welcome mats like this one on Etsy add a personal touch to your entryway and make great gifts for new homeowners and newlyweds. The natural coir fibers of this doormat, combined with all-weather vinyl backing, make for a durable rug. We also love the flocked printing, which makes the doormat fade-resistant. This Letterfolk Tile Mat is another great option for adding that customized touch.

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Summer Welcome Mat

This watermelon doormat screams summer. Crafted from coir—eco-friendly fibers harvested from the husk of a coconut—this semi-circle doormat scrapes mud off boots and shoes before they make it past the threshold.

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Cheerful Door Mat

Say “hello” to your guests with this peppy doormat, which comes in 11 colors. Choose from colors like bold yellow (as seen above), or go with a more neutral navy for a subtle statement. We’d style this layered underneath a larger outdoor rug for added entryway dimension.

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Rustic Doormat

Whether in a vase or on a welcome mat, sunflowers make for charming home décor. This sunflower doormat adds a rustic touch to any entryway. Plus, the included non-slip backing helps your doormat stay in place, so it won’t be a tripping hazard for friends and family.

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Doormat for Plant Lovers

Spice up your décor with botanical wall stencils, live houseplants and this plant-themed doormat. It adds a pop of green to your front door, even if you have a brown thumb. We love the top edge of the mat, which has a wavy cut to accentuate the potted plants.

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Doormat for Pet Owners

A doormat for animal lovers? Sign us up! The witty phrase is sure to make your guests (and you) smile. This pet-themed welcome mat is made of natural coconut coir with an anti-slip PVC back. While this doormat will keep human feet clean, a dog wash station might be handy for actual paws.

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Heavy-Duty Shoe Scraper Mat

A door mat designed for scraping is ideal for those who live in wet climates or often work in mud. This heavy-duty rubber doormat can handle the dirtiest shoes and work boots (yes, even after a storm). You can use it outside and even clean it with a garden hose when it gets especially grimey.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.
Mikayla Borchert
Mikayla is an assistant editor for Family Handyman, specializing in indoor and outdoor gardening, organization and décor. She has one cat and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she likes running, skiing, hiking and tending her balcony garden.