Door mats are excellent items homeowners can use to bring their living rooms back to life. They’re extremely versatile, non-slippery, and they come in a wealth of designs and material types. Perfect for both modern and traditional residences, mats will change the overall appeal of your personal space to 180 degrees. A lot of people are looking for affordable yet innovative ways to redefine their living rooms. Door is inspirational, useful, and fun. Here are some creative ideas for door mats to redefine your living room.

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Vibrant colorings 

Bring your living room back to like with a vibrant welcome mat. Make sure you’re investing in quality too. Apart from a decorative purposes, door mats are also meant to keep your home bacteria and dirt-free. If your living room’s decor is becoming dreary but you don’t have a budget to redecorate, you can always add a pop of color by investing in a beautiful door mat. General prices for these rugs are somewhere between $10 and $100, so you’re not really breaking a bank to revive your living room. Pastels are in trending this year, as well as neon colors. Keep it simple though, and try not to exaggerate with the color combos. 

Unusual shapes

Door mats are available in a myriad of shapes and sizes. The traditional four-sided mat works perfectly for your entry way; however, since we’re looking for something to place in the living room, it’s definitely an innovative idea to invest in door mats with unusual shapes. Heart-shaped mats for example, are certainly interesting. They add a touch of romance to your space, and they will instantly brighten up your living room.

If your home is decorated in a minimalist style, you can always purchase a contemporary mat, such as an After Matisse. Inspired from the paper cutouts of Henri Matisse, such an iconic mat will certainly draw some attention. The irregular shape and sculptural quality are absolutely breathtaking.

Unusual materials

Most door mats are made of rubber, and although the material does have a lot of benefits (easy to clean, waterproof, water trapper, etc.), it’s not exactly suitable for the inside of your home. If you’re willing to invest in a mat to place in the living room, you can always make one. There are so many DIY projects out there to inspire you. Here are some great ideas:

  • Make a mat from clothes you’re not wearing anymore – This is probably the easiest, cheapest, and most ingenious way of making a beautiful mat for your living room. First of all, you need to shred a lot of clothing items. Keep the strips long and tie them together. Braid them, glue them, or knit them in order to make a beautiful mat for your home.
  • Braided mats – Purchase some ordinary rope from the hardware store, and use conventional braiding techniques to create a mat. You can always check the web for some tutorials to help you improve your technique.
  • Cork mats – You may have to drink a lot of wine for this type of mat, but it will be worth it. If you’re not a drinker, you can always purchase the corks and make your own cork mat.

Fresh grass in your living room

A knit grass mat in your living room will completely change the allure of your space. Set up some more green decorative items like flower pots for example and your home will become a fresh, natural oasis. Redefine your space, open up the windows and welcome as much natural light as possible. It’s amazing how much you can do with a tiny budget for your home decor. Door mats are not just meant to keep your floor clean; they’re excellent at redefining a space.

Is your living room decorated in a traditional style? Then add a vintage-like mat. Do you want to make your living room look classier and more contemporary? Then add a mat with funky geometric shapes. There are so many original ideas you can use to change your home’s appeal with mats, rugs, and runners without spending a lot of money. You just have to think outside the box to make that happen.

By Jason Phillips and!