Whether or not your home has a welcome mat set at the front door might seem like a minute detail when it comes to considering the grander scheme of your home décor, but you’d be surprised at the difference they can make! It makes sense, if you really think about it; the area around your front deck, porch, and central door is the first impression that visitors get of your home. That makes welcome mats a great opportunity to set the tone for what your home looks like on the inside and how you want the world to see your home from the street.
There are plenty of awesome looking welcome mats that you can buy pre-made in stores but where’s the fun in that? As avid DIY enthusiasts, we’re super huge fans of making our own things and floor mats are no exception. Check out these 15 awesome DIY welcome mat designs that are totally customizable and made entirely by you!
1. Wooden rainbow mat
Are you the kind of modern person who really likes bright décor but still likes to keep it stylish? Then you’re probably a huge fan of colour blocking! Here’s a design from
2. Grout tile welcome mat
Have you always loved the look of stone tiles and mosaics and done your best to mimic that in your home while still keeping things quite contemporary? Then we have a feeling you’ll be pretty into this novelty message mat that
3. Straw trivet mat
Straw trivets are useful for all kinds of things. You’ve probably seen them around your grandparents’ kitchen before, left over from how trendy they were in the 70s. That’s why we love this swirling straw trivet mat idea from
4. Garden hose half mat
Are you a gardening enthusiast who loves upcycling old gardening tools and making it apparent that if you don’t answer your door on the first knock, it’s probably because you’re out working in your flower beds or herb gardens? Then we think this upcycled garden hose half mat is the perfect project for you!
5. Wine cork door mat
Any wine connoisseur will know how easy it is to start accumulating corks, as well as how bad it feels to always be throwing out something so solid and usefully versatile. That’s why we’re totally obsessed with wine cork crafts! To be honest, we could write (and have written) whole posts about different ways to upcycle corks, but for now we’ll just show you this wine cork welcome mat created by
6. Leather belt mat
Are you the kind of décor enthusiast who prefers a grand aesthetic full of rich, dark colours and hardy materials or fabrics? Then you’re probably pretty into things made of dark leather. That might not sound like something you can translate into a welcome mat, but
7. DIY pebble mat
Have you gone to great lengths to establish a natural aesthetic in your home that’s similar to what one might find in a relaxing health spa? Then you probably already know the lovely visual effect a few prettily polished stones and pebbles can have on a space. Our home is actually similar to what we’ve just described, so we made our own version of this stunning (and surprisingly simple) pebble and river stone mat from
8. Bottle cap mat
Were you intrigued by the idea of making a wine cork floor mat but wine isn’t actually your drink of choice because you’re much more of a beer person? In that case, this bottle cap mat from
9. DIY fabric floorcloth
Are you a sewing enthusiast who has been scrolling through our list so far just lying in wait until an idea pops up that will give your skillset its time in the sun? Then
10. Stenciled “You Are Here” mat
Perhaps you’re in the mood for customizing your own mat but you’d rather alter a pre-existing mat rather than starting entirely from scratch yourself, at least for now? Then check out this stenciled letter idea featured on
11. Hand painted “Home” mat
Do you love the idea of making yourself an easy block letter mat but black letters made from stencils isn’t quite bright and fun enough for your tastes? Then try painting your own message with colourful all purpose paints instead!
12. DIY striped monogram mat
Creating a pattern on a store bought mat using paints and stencils is all well and good, but perhaps you’re a bit more of a design enthusiast? Then check out this easy but eye catching striped monogram design that puts the concept of negative space to good use.
13. Monogrammed wooden mat
Are you a big fan of more than one idea on this list and you’re having trouble choosing between a few options? Then how about blending them together to create something really unique instead? We love the way
14. Stone and chalk welcome mat
Do you already have a stone slat right at the step before your front door that you like the look of but feel kind of bored with? You could cover it up, but you could also take the super easy and affordable route and draw chalk designs that mimic a welcome mat, just like
15. Easy Hello welcome mat
Just in case you’re still enamoured with the idea of stenciling but you can’t quite decide what kind of fonts or lettering you’re interested in, here’s a simple may design in a classic bill posting style from
Do you know someone who just moved into a new place and could use a brand new welcome mat for their place, but they’re having trouble deciding on what to make? Share this post with them for a little bit of inspiration!