(awesome doormat from thefancy.com)
Do you need a doormat? Not always.
You do need a well-appointed door, even if that just means a clean door with polished hardware on it and no scratches, etc. Often, polishing or painting the numbers on or near a door will help it to “shine” in a magnetic fashion.
That said, a doormat can be a fail safe way to add feng shui’d personality, wecome & elemental excitement to an entranceway. When you walk upon a doormat you have a sense of what a space will feel like once you enter. It can be subtle, but its there.
For example, if you walk up to a filthy doormat that is askew, what do you immediately presume you are walking into?!
Picking a doormat, if you want one, is easy— its all about YOU. Don’t worry about “what the books say” is the best doormat. If you have a specific issue I may recommend something specific, but, ultimately focus on “your” style. And “your” functionality. You might need an industrial strength doormat for people in your backyard, rather than a precious design. You might trip on a thick doormat and find that a thinner one issafer… or none at all.
If a doormat is awkward or acts as an obstacle in any way…ditch it. the idea is to create a smooth way in and out of your home, doormat or not!
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