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Doormat DIY Ideas: Fast, Fun Fixes to Upgrade Your Entryway

updated May 3, 2019
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First impressions count right? One of the first things any visitor will notice about your home is the doormat. While many opt for the typical brown grassy mat, you don’t have to settle for a boring design. Add custom messages, cut shapes, and play with color! There are many inexpensive ways to add personality and give guests a happy place to wipe their shoes.

Monstera leaf images are front and center these days, and Marwa of Enthralling Gumption pays tribute to them with this bright and summery pink doormat pattern.

(Image credit: Place of My Taste)

This altered wooden doormat, made by Aniko from Place of My Taste, has a secret. It’s reversible! It’s plainly painted on one side, and has a flower pattern on the other.

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Pretty Life Girls broadcasts her own homebody status with her spraypainted doormat. We approve this message!

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Creating a custom stencil is quite simple process of cutting a thick paper with an exacto knife. Adrianna Adarme shared this simple cute design from her book on Lonny. She advises using a clear varnish top coat to help seal in the paint.

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Hannah’s old doormat was faded and tired and she found a way to not only brighten it back up, but to make it more functional with her house number. You can see the “before” photo over on The Home Steady.

(Image credit: Nalle’s House)

Another playful design is this polka dot cloud doormat by Nalle’s House. She also used a plain round mat, cut a few curves to mimic a cloud shape and then carefully handpainted dots allover.

All the DIYs shown take just a couple of hours on a Saturday morning and the weekend to completely dry. Spruce up that front door!