The best indoor door mats: coir to cotton and everything in between

Don’t let the first thing people notice be the last thing you consider; take a look at our list of the best indoor door mats

The best indoor door mats

Your hallway is the first area your guests encounter when they step into your home, so if you think first impressions are important, make sure you invest in one of the best indoor door mats to create a truly tidy welcome.  

An indoor doormat needs to be absorbent and abrasive to soak up excess moisture from your shoes and remove any mud or grit that you may otherwise bring into the home. This means, material-wise, you should be looking at an indoor door mat made from coir, a rough synthetic mix, or jute, a plant used to make rope and cloth. Rubber is also a popular choice for indoor door mats. 

You may also want your doormat to contribute to the interior design of your home. There are lots of door mats that are entirely functional but our list should bring you plenty of stylish options, including our top pick from Oliver Bonas, which is made from coconut coir and features a contemporary geometric pattern. 

The best indoor door mat

1. Oliver Bonas Haruko Doormat

A stylishly patterned door mat with a tough coir composition

Size: 43cmx73cm
Material: Coconut Coir and PVC
Pattern: Geometric
Reasons to buy
+ Modern, bright and colourful  

With plenty of five star reviews, this door mat from Oliver Bonas is certainly a top pick for both style and functionality. While the coir composition should do a great job of removing dried on mud and grit from your shoes, the colourful geometric pattern will ensure your entranceway is bright, cheerful and welcoming.  

Marvel Mat Harvest Washable Runner

2. Marvel Mat Harvest Washable Runner

A large mat, ideal for French doors

Size: 80cmx150cm
Material: Synthetic
Pattern: Plain
Reasons to buy
+ Sizeable and made from recycled materials 

Although this rug is plain compared to our top pick, if you’re looking for a large indoor door mat to place by your French doors, this mat receives top points for functionality. Those conscious about the environment will be pleased to learn that this mat is made from recycled materials. It’s also machine washable, so after a particularly muddy walk or mess around in the garden, you know it’s easy to get clean. 

Rohan Woven Jute Rug

3. Rohan Woven Jute Rug

Available in soft pink or grey, this hard wearing indoor door mat is stylish and functional

Size: 60cmx90cm
Material: Rubber
Pattern: Plain
Reasons to buy
+ Made from natural material 

 Jute is a great alternative to coir. It’s made from a tough plant that is used to make rope and cloth, which showcases its extremely hard wearing and tough composition. Available to buy in both soft pink and grey, this is the ideal doormat for neutrally toned interiors. There are also two sizes to choose from so you can co-ordinate your back door, front door and your patio doors.  

Turtle Mat Folky Foxes Mat

4. Turtle Mat Folky Foxes Mat

The rustic warm colours make this door mat perfect for traditional homes

Size: 60cmx85cm
Material: Cotton
Pattern: Foxes
Reasons to buy
+ Machine washable 

Made from softer cotton, this is the perfect secondary door mat to pick up any residue dirt from the abrasive doormat outside. Blending neutral browns with warm, dusty orange, the fox pattern of the doormat makes it homely and welcoming and perfect for traditional interiors. It’s also good to know that this mat is machine washable, so you can keep it clean, especially after those muddy walks.  

Cox & Cox Maroq Rubber Doormat

5. Cox & Cox Maroq Rubber Doormat

This rubber mat is a good choice for stone hallways

Size: 45cmx75cm
Material: Rubber
Pattern: Moorish
Reasons to buy
+ Decorative and functional 

As an alternative to coir and jute, rubber is durable, hard wearing and easy to keep clean. With its non slip base, this mat is the perfect choice for tiled and stone floor hallways and you can always choose to move it outside if you want a change at a later date. For a decorative touch, the mat features a Moorish-inspired geometric pattern.  

Laura Ashley Wild Meadow Grape Doormat

6. Laura Ashley Wild Meadow Grape Doormat

This floral indoor door mat will make a pretty addition to your hallway

Size: 45cmx75cm
Material: Natural Coir
Pattern: Floral
Reasons to buy
+ It will harmonise with a range of colour palettes 

Featuring soft tones of grape, fuschia, green and cream, this doormat will make a pretty addition to a range of hallways, whether you’re looking to add a splash of decoration or integrate it into your colour scheme. Made from 100% natural coir, this mat is durable and hard wearing while being abrasive enough to remove the dirt from the bottom of shoes.  

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