Your home is a treasure and your most valuable asset. You would want to make sure that it looks beautiful and presentable all the time. Welcoming guests to your humble abode is certainly a fun experience. You get to show them your priceless collections and how beautifully designed your home is. However, welcoming guests will have to start from outside the house. Imagine walking into the main door with a dirty front yard, which is certainly not a pleasing sight to see.
To ensure a pleasurable experience for your guest, you should put a beautiful entrance mat in the doorway. Such an entrance mat will serve as your first welcome greeting to your guest. It will enhance the appearance of your house outdoor and more importantly, it will scrape off the dirt and dust from under the shoes of your guests. This way, they will not drag in any dirt inside your house once they enter. There are mats that are specifically designed to be placed outdoors. The variety of colors and styles available can easily match your outdoor setting.
The use of such matting does not stop there. You should also place one inside. This entrance mat is more for matching the interior décor of your home. This entrance mat can have a more intricate design and expensive fabric. It will help add beauty to your doorway and make sure that no dirt and dust will escape.
With the so many different matting products available today, how do you choose one? The first thing to consider is the size of the entrance door mat. Is the door mat large or wide enough to make sure that both feet fit the mat? When a person sees a small entrance mat, there is a chance that he or she will just ignore it rather than try to compress his or her feet just to fit on the entrance mat. So, make sure that you get the right size.
The second thing to consider is the shape of your doormat. There are different shapes available like oval, rectangle, square and round. As for your home’s outdoor mat, it will be best to pick a rectangular mat as it has wider coverage compared to the other shapes. For your indoor mat, a big oval entrance mat will look great.
The third thing to consider is the material of the entrance door mat. Your exterior and interior décor will need to be considered when picking out the material. Entrance mats are available in jute, cotton, rubber and plastic and all with the sole intention of wiping or scraping off dirt from shoes. Each type of material has a specific function. If you plan to put the entrance mat outside, it is best to use rubber or mesh wire material. These mats are highly effective during the rainy and snowy season.
The last thing to consider is the style and design of the mat. You would want something that will match the interior décor of the house in terms of color, shade and style. The color should blend well with your walls or overall theme. This will create a unified look upon entering your home. If your home is quite simple, an intricate designed entrance mat will be a good choice.