ISSUE 31  |  Height of Summer

10 Easy Pieces: Colorful Doormats

August 05, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Perhaps you are tracking in sand, or mud, or dirt this month. All three? Thought so.

Put a stop to it with a colorful doormat. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites, from woven plastic to rag rugs, to use in all kinds of outdoor spaces:

Above: From Maine Float Company, a Down East Door Mat made from recycled float ropes (banned from use because they snare dophins) is available in assorted colors, at prices from $79 to $109, depending on size from Nicky Kehoe. 

Above: For use in a covered porch or mudroom, a True Blue Rag Rug made of blue jeans fabric measures 4 by 6 feet and is $99 from Land of Nod.

Above: Large enough to anchor a mudroom or a screened porch, a Gittan Rug in Water is made of plastic by Britia Sweden and measures approximately 78 inches long by 60 inches wide; $374 from Scandinavian Design Center. (For more sizes, see Brita.)

Above: A pinstriped Jade Green Cotton Rag Rug woven on traditional pit looms and made of virgin cotton and recycled fabric remnants from the garment industry is suitable for use in a covered entryway or mudroom and measures 3 by 2 feet; $24.95 from Crate & Barrel.

Above: Iclandic-born designer Hlyuner Atlason’s handwoven Above Home Floor Mats are made from water-resistant abaca plant fiber from the Philippines. They measure 30 by 18 inches and are $90 apiece from Umbra Shift.

Above: From Sweden, Pappelina’s Mose Rug is made of woven plastic. It is $251 at Scandinavian Design Center.

Above: California-based Oxgut uses decommissioned fire hoses from US fire departments to make Black Trim Fire Hose Mats. The black-edged mats also two have other colors (which can be customized) and are $155 for a 2-by-3-foot doormat size.

For more about the mats, see Doormats Made from Recycled Fire Hoses on Remodelista.

Above: From Dash & Albert, a colorful Cottage Stripe Cotton Rug for a protected entryway is available in five sizes; a 2-by-3-foot doormat size is $33 from Garnet Hill.

Above: A Flip Flop Mat is made from scrap foam rubber from sandal factories in the Philippines; it measures 30 by 20 inches and is $35 from Uncommon Goods.

Above: Suitable for indoor-outdoor use, a Shag Skinny Stripe Mat from designer Sandy Chilewich is woven in the US and measures 28 by 18 inches; $50 from Lekker.

Above: A coarse carpet that can stand up to dirt, dust, and snow, a Coconut Velour Doormat from Schí¤r measures approximately 31 inches long by 19 inches wide and is €49 from Manufactum. 

A doormat or rug is one of the easiest ways to add curb appeal to an entryway. For more of our favorite ideas, see: