Think about what you currently have at your front door that welcomes your family and friends. Does it reflect your personality and style?
Styling your front door is a great way to enhance the exterior of your home, set the overall mood and also make the first impression as you welcome your family and friends into your home.
With a few decor pieces like a simple wreath, doormat, flowers, and lighting, you can create an inviting entryway that feels warm, cozy and full of character. Another styling idea I love to incorporate into my front door area are layered doormats.
Layered doormats are a trend that’s here to stay and is a fabulous decorative idea that adds style to your front porch, big or small. We’ve seen this used by many interior designers to create a space of interest, depth, and my personal favorite, the layered look.
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Before I get into some of my favorite layered doormat mix and match combinations, here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect mats for creating a layered mat combination for your front entryway.
Measure Your Front Door & Entryway
The first thing to do is to measure your front door and porch space. By doing so, you want to make sure you are getting a doormat and outdoor rug that fit and look good in the space.
Front Doormat Sizes
Once you have your measurements, you are ready to find that perfect doormat and rug. There are a few options you can choose from. The standard doormats and most available in most stores are the 18”x30” doormats. These doormats are well suited for a single front door (30”- 36” wide).
There are also larger doormats that come in 24’’x36’’ or 30”x48” that are suited for double front doors (60” wide). These doormats might be a bit more expensive but don’t worry if they don’t fit into your budget.
Another option is to use a 18”x30” doormat, which looks appealing with double front doors when used with a base rug. I’ve discussed more below on this method.
Layered Doormats – How to Mix and Match
To achieve the layered look, place two rugs on top of each other. You will need a top mat (the doormat) and a base rug also known as an outdoor rug.
Your top mat should reflect your personality and the season. These doormats don’t last for long so it’s best to replace them every season which is also a great way to refresh your porch.
My favorite stores to get affordable decorative doormats are Target, Walmart, World Market, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Kirkland’s. These stores have a nice collection that can accommodate anyone’s style.
You can also get a plain doormat and create a do-it-yourself (DIY) doormat with unique wording or pattern by following this tutorial. I might attempt to DIY a plain doormat in the future. If I do, I will share with you all the details.
It’s best to look for rugs that are described as outdoor rugs or indoor/outdoor rugs. These types of rugs can withstand foot traffic and weather changes all year round. They do not require you to change it every season if you decide not to.
Tip: Use a power wash to keep this rug clean.
You can find outdoor rugs in the following sizes: 2’x3’ and 3’x 5’. I recommend a standard doormat be placed on top of a 2’x3’ base rug and a larger doormat on top of a 3’ x 5’ outdoor rug.
Nonetheless, if you have double front doors and don’t have a larger doormat, it’s okay to use a standard doormat on top of a 3’x5’ outdoor rug. A larger base rug should be equal to or larger than your front door. This helps to balance out the floor space with the front door.
Layered Doormats Ideas
Now let’s get into some of my favorite mix-and-match layered doormat combinations. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Front Door Styling Ideas
To keep your front door style simple and refreshing for all seasons, I like to add an evergreen wreath for an all-year-round look. For the holidays, you can add fairy lights to your wreath to embrace the holiday glow.
Lanterns with LED candles are also a great way to refresh your porch. You can get the ones that operate with a timer, which are programmed to turn on at dusk and turn off automatically in an hour or two.
You can also style your entryway with outdoor planters of various heights or a mix of plants and planters.
Elevate Your Front Doors With Layered Doormats
I hope you love the layered doormat style as much as I do. It’s a great way to elevate your front door and impress your family and friends as they visit your home.
If you choose to update your front door with the layered look, tag @simplicityfordesigns so I can see how you style your layered doormats.