How Custom Personalized Doormats can be a great addition to your home or office
When meeting new people, we always talk about how important first impressions are, but we rarely consider the first impression one might get went entering a building – especially of the floor! We often think about the wallpaper or the lighting, or even the layout of the room itself, but the floor is often the last of our concerns.
It’s time to change that – making the entrance to your home or office appealing and interesting is a great way of engaging those who visit, whether it’s friends or fellow professionals. One quick and easy way to do this is to get an interesting doormat, especially one that’s customised to suit you. But just what kind of customised personalized doormats are out there?
Not a fan of being too showy, but still want something that stands out? Go for something classic and simple, but with a hint of flair. If it’s for an office, choose a strong colour that matches your brand, and then add a small but noticeable logo. This will tie your doormat into the branding you’ve got going on, without it being overwhelming. If it’s for the home, you have many more options – if it’s minimal you want, why not go for a complimentary colour to your flooring, perhaps with subtle striping. You could also go with a simple phrase that’s familiar to you – rather than the standard ‘welcome’, have something more personal such as ‘welcome to the [name] family’ or similar. It’s easy to add a hint of personalisation without losing the minimal nature of it.
The Art Lover
Maybe you’re the opposite of the minimalist – you like art, and you like it big and prominent. Isn’t a shame that the floor often goes overlooked? Well, no longer. Plenty of places let you customise doormats with whatever you want, so how about choosing a piece of artwork? If you’ve ever wanted to walk over the Mona Lisa’s smile, or fancy adding a hint of Klimt to your hallway, take the opportunity and get them as a doormat. It’s a great way of adding colour and intrigue to your entrance without taking up limited wall space. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter – whether it’s explaining why it’s your favourite piece of art (or why it’s art you fancied walking on – the two are not always the same!).
Pop Culture Time
Why not use the opportunity to show off something you love? If you’re a Tolkien fan, get Bilbo’s familiar sign of ‘no admittance except on party business’ printed, or perhaps ‘speak friend and enter’. Prefer something a bit subtler? If doesn’t need to be a quote – why not get an image of the Tardis, or the standard “welcome” but in a familiar font?
Do you have a particular loud or scrappy pet? Instead of the usual ‘beware of the dog’ sign stuck awkwardly in a window, use your doormat to declare it instead. Whether it’s a joking reference or a serious warning, it’s a great place to put it as people are guaranteed to see it! You can even get outlines of the dog breed printed, or do something cute with paw prints. Of course, you’ll have to make sure the doormat is somewhere they’ll see it before encountering said pet, but that’s a whole different issue.
Huge or Tiny
Another reason to get a customised doormat is if you’ve got an awkwardly sized entrance. Most doormats tend to come in one standard size, and if that’s too big or small then tough. By ordering a customised one, you can ensure it looks right and you don’t need to cut off any awkward corners, or have a weird amount of space either side of it. Whether you choose to get one half the size, double the length, or simply an unusual shape, there’s many more options open to you!
Of course, these suggestions only touch on a tiny amount of the customisable options out there – whether you choose to buy, order to even do-it-yourself, there’s a lot that we’ve barely even touched. Spend some time thinking about how you want it to tie the entrance together, and what sort of first impression you want to give. Are you quirky, professional or elegant? Whatever the image you want to project, finding the perfect doormat is a great starting point.
By Alfred Stallion and CobaEurope.com!