Buy or DIY: Stylish Doormats

First impressions are everything. Try your hand at a DIY doormat, or shop our favorite picks you can purchase.

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July 10, 2019

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Photo By: Stuart Tyson; Crafting By: Ashley Page Norton

BUY: Classic Monogram Doormat

Pretty-up your front porch with this timeless and tasteful monogrammed doormat. Each mat is crafted from high-quality coir and is hand-painted with an industrial-grade outdoor paint that fights fading with built-in UV protection. Customize with your surname initial and style between a pair of black planters and lush ferns.

Buy It: Etsy, $40.50 (Originally $45)

DIY: Traditional Monogramed Doormat

Achieve the same classic design at home with our easy, DIY monogrammed doormat project. You’ll use a sisal doormat as your base and personalize the mat with a permanent marking pen, a measuring tape, a print-off letter template and black acrylic paint. Create a crisp circle around your initial using two bowls, with one being slightly smaller than the other.

MAKE IT: DIY Monogrammed Doormat

BUY: Rainbow Doormat

Brighten-up your portico or front porch with this summery rainbow doormat. The half-circle mat is handcrafted in India and made from 100-percent coir. It’s sure to make a statement on your stoop with its spectrum of show-stopping colors.

Buy It: Target, $30.39 (Originally $31.99)

DIY: Rainbow Doormat

Pull out your paintbrushes and throw on a ratty, old tee to recreate our colorful rainbow doormat. You’ll love how this simple, DIY project makes a stylish statement on your front stoop. Style this showy mat between a pair of glossy-white planters, filled with overflowing and vibrant blooms for summer.

MAKE IT: DIY Rainbow Doormat

BUY: Cheeky Doormat

Let your guests know about your household policy before they cross over the threshold with this graphic little number. Each doormat is hand-painted with all-weather paint and offered in 20 different hues. The mats are crafted with natural coir fibers and coconut husks to provide natural mold and mildew resistance.

Buy It: Etsy, $41.99

DIY: Sassy Doormat

Get the same sassy look for less with our easy DIY doormat project. Use our free printable template, a coir mat, painter's tape, a sponge brush and acrylic paint to create a cheeky accent for your front porch.

MAKE IT: The DIY Doormat You Need This Halloween

BUY: Enthusiastic Entry Mat

Let your guests know how happy you are to see them with this sweet, fade-resistant doormat. The mat is made from coir fibers and features a sturdy, all-weather vinyl backing. The high-quality design is promised to be stain, rot, UV and mildew resistant to ensure you get long-lasting use on your front stoop.

Buy It: Etsy, $40.00

DIY: Sweet + Simple Doormat

It’s always great to see a familiar face, right? Create this happy, little accent for your front steps using basic crafting tools, one of our free printable templates, a coco coir doormat, painter's tape, exterior paint and a foam paintbrush. Complete this project and find a full list of materials in the step-by-step instructions below.

MAKE IT: Make an Easy + Welcoming Spring Doormat

BUY: Custom Wood Doormat

Bring a sophisticated touch to your front porch with this stately wooden doormat. The elegant mat design is inspired by traditional English garden doormats and crafted from sturdy New Zealand pine. Each mat is treated with a weather-proof sealant and is offered with two lines of custom personalization.

Buy It: Personal Creations, $78.99

DIY: Monogrammed Wood Doormat

Create a custom wooden doormat for a fraction of the price with our simple DIY project. Use wooden dowels, rope, exterior paint and a lettered stencil to create a high-end-looking mat on a low-end budget.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Monogrammed Wood Doormat

BUY: Modern Holiday Doormat

Deck your front door for the holiday season with this festive and inclusive holiday doormat. Each mat is crafted with a coco coir base and hand-painted with premium outdoor paint and coated with a weatherproof sealant. Plus, how cute is this mix of swirly script and block letter fonts?

Buy It: Etsy, $47-$82

DIY: Modern Holiday Doormat

Set the tone for jovial festivities with this fun, modern monogrammed holiday doormat. The pointed geometric trees feel fresh and modern and will be perfect to use throughout the holiday and winter season. Use a solid coir doormat, paint, spray polyurethane and basic crafting tools to customize the project with your surname initial.

MAKE IT: Make a Monogrammed Holiday Doormat

BUY: Friendly Fall Greeting

Greet fall with a gorgeous, new doormat. Specifically, this one. This hand-lettered mat is made to order from a 100-percent natural coir mat and is stain, rot and mildew protected. Once painted, each mat is coated in UV-protective sealant to reduce fading over time.

Buy It: Etsy, $45.00

DIY: Autumn Daze Doormat

Achieve an equally adorable autumn doormat with our easy stenciled doormat project. Take advantage of our free autumn template and use a coir mat, acrylic paint and basic crafting supplies to recreate this festive fall design.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Stenciled Fall Welcome Mat

BUY: Woven Boho Doormat

Bring a bit of texture to your porch with this pretty woven doormat. We’re smitten with this hand-woven rug’s natural blonde color and ornate braided texture. Each mat is crafted with natural esparto to naturally resist both dirt and dust in high-traffic areas.

Buy It: Etsy, $38.81

DIY: Round Rope Doormat

Turn up the texture on your own with our easy, round sisal rope rug project. Best part? This craft project can be completed in one afternoon for less than $20. All you need to get started are basic craft supplies, sisal rope, a non-stick rug pad, a cardboard work surface and a glue gun.

MAKE IT: How to Make Cottage-Style Rug From Sisal Rope

BUY: Colorful Boho Doormat

Bring on the boho vibes with this adorable, color-clad doormat. Soft blue, dark green and pale pink come together to create a whimsical motif on a vinyl-backed, coconut fiber outdoor rug. Style this cutie on your porch for spring and summer with painted ceramic planters and tropical plants.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $48.00

DIY: Painted Aztec Jute Rug

Get the boho look on a budget with our fun, painted jute rug project. Customize your rug to your taste by choosing paints that fit your front porch color palette.

MAKE IT: Make a Jute Rug From Two Doormats

BUY: Contemporary + Colorful Greeting Mat

Snag this artsy and modern doormat to accent your front door. This adorable design is made with a 100-percent coir mat and is hand-printed for indoor and outdoor use. We envision this darling doormat looking right at home on the front stoop of a contemporary townhouse or just outside an urban apartment’s front door.

Buy It: west elm, $29.00

DIY: Color-Block Doormat

Take notes from HGTV Magazine to create an equally adorable doormat for your home. Use their free, color-block doormat templates to craft a custom, contemporary-style mat for a fraction of the cost.

MAKE IT: Downloadable Color-Block Doormat Templates