Give your entryway a warm welcome with these cute doormats I've found

First impressions matter

Best indoor doormats image on checkered background with three doormats - one reads welcome friends, another with family logo and one reading salut and adieu
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We look down on them. We walk all over them. But we love them and couldn’t live without them! Yep, you guessed what I am talking about (because it’s in the title) — indoor doormats. The overlooked small entryway décor staple that is dismissed by virtue of its purpose (to drag my muddy docs all over). However, when I think about the invaluable function of the humble doormat, it makes me want to match it with form and find a genuinely good-looking option. 

My doormat? She’s an icon, she’s a legend and she is the moment. A simple, brown coir doormat, stamped with the words “Shut the Front Door” welcomes me home every evening, and every guest who has stepped foot inside thus far has commented on it. For this reason, I am bestowing upon myself the title of expert when it comes to small entryway ideas, and, in particular, doormats. Too often overlooked, I’m here to demand that we put some respect on their name!! 

Quick Menu:
1. Indoor doormats
2. FAQs
3. How we chose
4. Where to buy

When putting together this roundup, you actually would not believe how long I spent ogling over doormats… it’s not healthy. Basically, there are so many cute, funny, and beautiful options out there, making a doormat the perfect personalized finishing touch to your home. So, without further ado, let’s get into it. Get ready to become weirdly obsessed with doormats.

These indoor doormats are so cute


Are indoor doormats essential?

There are a few staple pieces without which, your house would simply not be liveable! A bed, a sofa, a dining table, and a basically equipped kitchen. However, without the finishing touches... it's simply no way to live!! Take it from me: I am the queen of buying luxury items and insisting they are essentials (and my apartment thanks me for it!!) 

However, one thing that performs a balancing act between necessity and luxury is the humble indoor doormat.  "Indoor doormats aren't just functional, they're the first whisper of your home's story. Beyond function, the right mat elevates your space, adding a layer of style. Your doormat is the unsung hero of a clean blend of practicality and charm to welcome your guests." says Gagan Saini, real estate investor at JiT Home Buyers. So, the long and short of it is: Indoor doormats are essential if you want to make your house a home. 

What size should an indoor doormat be?

Your indoor doormat pretty much just has to make sense with your space. At the end of the day, it has to be practical. So, make sure it is positioned in a place that takes the most footfall and doesn't have it stretched beyond the width of the door. If you have double doors, it will naturally have to be bigger. If you're working with a small college dorm room, opt for a mini indoor doormat. However, in general, you can't go wrong with a classic 18" x 30", the standard size for a reason!

How we chose these indoor doormats

I chose these indoor doormats featured in this guide, based on their impressive customer ratings and what people are searching for online. I made sure to include a range of materials, colors, and sizes, making sure to cater to all different home styles. So, hopefully, you should find something you love! 

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Niamh is a freelance journalist and the Head of Content at Raft Furniture. She is obsessed with all things interior design, with a particular focus on sustainability and city-dweller style. The wooden floorboards and built-in bookcase in Niamh’s rented North London home occupy her daydreams between writing, and after work, she has a knack for finding cheap plane tickets.