Door mats are an important part of the home. A doormat is more than just decoration; floor mats are also a way to protect your floors and your feet too. They're referred to as welcome mats for a reason - door mats greet guests right at the door, sometimes before they enter the home and sometimes just upon entering. Your choice of mat should be an expression of your personality and your home decor—a taste of what's to come inside. It doesn't need to be a serious piece of decor, like an area rug. It can be fun and playful.