The 10 best doormats
Chosen by Alice-Azania Jarvis
1. Muddy Boots
The leaves are starting to turn, the temperature is dropping: it's walking season again. Remind ramblers to shed their wellies with Laura Ashley's Muddy Boots Mat.
2. Birds And Floral Coir Rubber Backed Doormat
It may be getting cold outside but you can keep a touch of summer with Gifted Penguin's offering. The blossom print is pretty enough for any abode.
3. Frog Prince
Get youngsters to wipe their feet by laying out this fun mat from Beth Stevens. Children will love it: a cut-out frog prince with bright green detailing.
4. Rose Potpourri Doormat
Almost too pretty to be trampled underfoot, Red Candy's Rose Potpourri Doormat could be hung on the walls as a tapestry.
5. Vintage Leaf
Floral but still funky: You can count on the people at Not on the High Street to offer a bit of fun. The quirky website is full of goodies, including this unique mat. With retro multi-coloured leaf prints, it's guaranteed to brighten up even the darkest of hallways.
6. Target Mat
Specialist Turtle Mat knows its stuff. This target-print design, made in the UK from recycled cotton and rubber, promises to trap 95 per cent of all wet mud, dust and dirt and comes with a five-year guarantee. An investment buy.
7. Green Rubber Peacock
Doormats don't have to mean bristles. Shirk tradition with this ultra-modern rubber peacock-shaped one. Ideal for the kitchen door, it comes in a selection of colours and, best of all, it even wipes clean.
8. Ambigram Doormat
Don't want guests? No problem. Turn it one way, and this wise-cracking SUCK doormat spells 'Welcome'. But rotate it 180 degrees and unwanted visitors will be instructed to 'Go Away.' We can't guarantee they actually will though.
9. Chunky Boucle
One for the minimalists, this. Made from chunkily woven fibres in earth tones, it fuses practicality with design.
10. Keep Calm And Come In
The Keep Calm phenomenon is taken to a whole new level with this cheerful bright-red Mollie and Fred number. It is perfect for lovers of nostalgia chic - simply team with Union Jack cushions and your royal wedding mug and you're away. Rule Britannia!
Don’t let your guests walk all over you. Welcome them in style with one of these bright doormats.
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