We’re eager for autumn, but not for the mud and fallen leaves that find their way into the house. Stop the elements at the door with a glamorous black doormat.
Here are 10 favorites:
Above: A woven Punch Doormat made of albaca fibers measures 34.5 by 23 inches and is $49.95 from CB2.
Above: California-based Somewhere offers the Spotted Rug, a textured mat made from the natural fibers of the fique plant. Handwoven by artisans in Santader, Colombia, the mat is best kept from direct exposure to sunlight and harsh elements; $80.
Above: We’ve long been fans of the Maine Float Co.’s clever reuse of reclaimed lobster trap float rope. Outlawed in the U.S. in 2009 for its threat to whales, the durable material gets a new lease on life via an outdoor textured mat; Black Bear Mat, $74.
Above: A handwoven Jute Herringbone Doormat measures 24 by 36 inches; $78 from Terrain.
Above: Oynot’s Nautical Rope Rug incorporates 1/2-inch thick cotton rope suitable for use inside the home; $100 for the 29-by-18-inch size.
Above: San Francisco-based designer Tricia Wright found a way to incorporate recycled bike tires into durable mats, a sure conversation starter at the door; the Reclaimed Bike Tube Rug is $110 at Uncommon Goods.
Above: Leave it to Ikea to create a low-profile, budget mat the complements any space. Made to withstand sunlight, snow and dirt; Oplev Doormat, $8.99.
AboveL A Rollakan Doormat inspired by flat weave rugs from Sweden is made of coconut husks; $39 from Rejuvenation.
Above: Suitable for outdoor and indoor use, the Chilwich Shag Solid Indoor/Outdoor Mat is made of durable yarn woven into nylon resistant to mold, mildew and chlorine; $50 at Lekker Home.
Above: A Recycled Rubber Scraper Doormat is 18 by 30 inches and is $50.99 from All Modern.
For more ideas on adding instant appeal to an entryway, see Woven Rope Doormat and World’s Most Glamorous Doormat.
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