Doormats Provide a Practical Introduction to Your Style
While a doormat's primary function may be to reduce the amount of dirt that gets tracked inside, it's also a piece of decor, and likely the first one that visitors encounter. Doormats, along with any planters you have arranged on your front porch are often your guest's first introduction to your design sense and the aesthetic of your home. Since they come in a variety of styles ranging from simple, natural-coloured jute to bold graphic patterns and of course, there are those inscribed with charming or cheeky messages, you'll have no trouble finding one that's perfect for greeting your guests.
The doormats in the Pottery Barn Canada collection run the gamut from classic, neutral options to boldly patterned designs inspired by Turkish kilims. The collection also includes a number of doormats with graphic stripes or interesting braided texture. If you're looking for a welcome mat with a written message, you'll find several options. You'll also find rotating seasonal options, often at a great discount towards the end of the season or just after a holiday. The standard size for a doormat is 18"x30", but many of the styles available at Pottery Barn Canada are also available in a slightly larger size that measures 22" x 36". Read on for more about a few of the available options.
- Theo Striped Doormat - Featuring stripes of various widths in natural, navy and blue-grey slate, the Theo coordinates with one of Pottery Barn Canada's best-selling pillows collections. The welcome mat is handwoven with naturally durable coir, which is excellent at absorbing moisture and trapping dirt.
- Love Is All You Need Doormat - Whether you're looking for a doormat for greeting your valentine or are just a big Beatles fan, this charming doormat is the perfect choice. Featuring a repeating pattern of the "love is all you need" lyric in black script, this sweet mat is just what you need to welcome all of your loved ones.
- Plant Trip Doormat - This unique doormat is ideal for cleaning off your boots or clogs after an afternoon spent in the garden. The fade-resistant design showcases three potted plants, all with beautiful foliage in various shades of green.
Wrap it Up
Doormats make surprisingly fun and unexpected gifts. A mat inscribed with the simple, graphic message "Welcome to Our Home" would be a lovely and thoughtful housewarming gift. If you find yourself running out of ideas for host and hostess gifts during the holidays, don't reach for another box of chocolate or bottle of wine - stand out from the crowd with the gift of a festive seasonal welcome mat.