The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Doormats

Are you feeling a bit lost on how to lay your rugs for that cozy, Instagram – worthy vibe in your entryway? 
Let’s chat about finding that sweet spot that will be perfect for just you!

Why Do I Need To Layer Rugs In My Entryway?

This is the #1 question readers ask. They like the look, but why is still the question.  
Although this is not a new trend, it is still very popular. What I am referring to is Layering of your outside doormat with a rug below it. Our entryway is the first thing people see when they come to Visit.

Layering entry rugs, adds depth, texture, and personality to your enyrtyway. By combining different textures and patterns, you are creating a welcoming and stylish entryway. Most importantly, layering rugs will provide the benefit of trapping dirt and the debris, which saves you time in your cleaning effort.  I am all about that…. 

This idea of Layering the Doormat is a fast, easy, and affordable way to update our entryway and it is an can easily be changed out depending on the season or a holiday. 

Where Do I Start?

Who doesn’t appreciate a beautifully adorned porch? Decking out your porch for the holidays is such a heartwarming way to greet guests and passersby. But now that the pumpkin spice has settled and the mistletoe’s been taken down, what’s next? As we transition into the new year, many of us find ourselves unsure of how to spruce up our porch. That’s why I’m excited to explore styles of post-holiday porch inspiration that promise to keep the charm alive even after the festivities have ended.

There are tons of ways to style layered doormats.  Or, because it’s the start of Spring, you could add in some fun colors, patterns or even florals .

Here are a few things to consider when searching for  your layered doormats for Spring/Summer. 

Easy How To Guide

Items Needed

  • Outdoor Rug 
  • 2’x3’ Flat Weave Rug
  • Door Mat of  Your Choice 

If you can’t find the one that you like in that size, a  2‘ x 3‘ rug can work as well.

Be happy with your choice!

Remember: Should be for OUTDOOR Use. 

When it comes to choosing a doormat, it’s all about getting the sizing just right to create that welcoming vibe for your entryway. You want it to blend seamlessly with your door, not overpower it or look awkwardly undersized.
So, here’s the tip: measure up your door first. For a standard single door, our small mat, sized at 30″ x 48″, fits like a charm. It’s that perfect blend of cozy and functional. But if you’ve got a double door situation going on, our larger mat, measuring 36″ x 72″, is the way to go. Trust me, it’ll make a world of difference in giving your entrance that warm, inviting feel.
Let me know if you need any more tips!

Diagram layering rugs

Best Materials

Let’s talk about doormats – those essential barriers that keep the outside dirt and debris from invading your home. Before you make a choice, consider the level of foot traffic your doormat will endure. If you reside in a rural area or have energetic kids who love outdoor activities, a durable rubber or coir mat would be your best option. On the other hand, if you live in a quieter neighborhood without much hustle and bustle, a hand-hooked mat would suit your needs perfectly. It’s all about selecting the right material to match your lifestyle and maintain the cleanliness and appearance of your doorstep.

Feel free to ask if you need further advice!

Have fun with your doormat, let your Personality Shine! 



There are so many cute doormats to choose from these days. Target and Walmart are my favorite stores to shop for budget-friendly rugs & doormats.
There are so many cute and clever sayings on them. It’s hard to choose. But if you can’t find one that has the wording you want it to say an alternative would be if you are DIYer or want to try your hand at being a DIYer this is a pretty simple project.
You could order a stencil off of Etsy there are lots of them over there or have one made with your saying. For Easy Instructions /Tutorial look on Pinterest or YouTube there will be a “boatload” of tutorials.

How to Paint a Coir Doormat

Coir Mats are a nice choice for a do-it-yourself project to tailor a doormat to fit in with your home’s design.
These do-it-yourself, painted doormats add a warm and welcoming touch to any doorway.  
Best Part to this project is that it is ….So Easy.

Example from Etsy


Whew that was a lot of information for two little piece for your entryway.  I hope you found these tips helpful in choosing the perfect doormat for your home. Remember, it’s all about finding the right balance between style and functionality to make your entrance welcoming and practical. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m always available to answer questions, and I love when you all share images and comments. Happy decorating, and don’t forget to wipe your feet! See you next time!

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