Which way around should a doormat go? With the design/text facing the person entering the house? Or facing me as I go and answer the door? Twitter seemed to give me a mixed response when I asked the other day – it seems to depend what is actually on the doormat; “welcome” quite obviously needs to go facing the person entering the house, where as it was more difficult to decide for just an arty design.
The reason for my question was because I have a new doormat courtesy of Flamingo Gifts. Its design resembles an airmail letter – with the traditional phrase “home sweet home” in one corner. I originally put it so I could see the writing every time I walked through the hallway. But I’ve since turned it around so it greets me as I walk in. I’m still undecided!
I don’t know what sort of gifts you give when it comes to birthdays and Christmas. Where do you get your ideas from? I’d never considered giving a doormat as a gift before, but when Flamingo Gifts approached me about choosing a product to review, I had a browse of their site and it struck me as an excellent idea. This one is under £20 and looks great. It is made from coir (coconut) which is sewn by hand in the villages of coastal Kerala. It’s suitable to use inside and outside and is much nicer than the plain one I had in its place before.
There are lots of other gift ideas on the site too – they snuck in these two little things with the doormat – very cute and would make excellent stocking fillers or secret santa presents.