Welcome mats to make you smile!

I was just invited to design a pink ribbon welcome mat for Carpet One Floor & Home to benefit breast cancer research and treatment. I’m excited and honored to take on this project. The initial design is due in 1 month so I am looking everywhere for creative inspiration for my design.

I love this project for three reasons – first, “welcome” is such a great word and feeling. This is how it’s defined in the dictionary:

1. Received with pleasure and hospitality into one’s company or home: a welcome guest.

2. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying: a welcome respite from hard work.

3. Cordially or willingly permitted or invited: You are welcome to join us.

Next, I love color and patterns and creating something with those elements and finally, I love the idea of supporting such a great cause!

{The 2013 pink ribbon welcome mats from Carpet One Floor & Home.}

{The 2013 pink ribbon welcome mats from Carpet One Floor & Home.}

I thought it would be fun to look at some of the welcome mats available for purchase now. With spring right around the corner a new welcome mat may be something you are looking for to spruce up your entry!

{Clever and simple welcome mat, from Target}

{Clever and simple welcome mat, from Target}

{Waves of blue welcome you with this mat, from Overstock.}

{Waves of blue welcome you with this mat, from Overstock.}

{Floral and pretty welcome mat from Frontgate.}

{Floral and pretty welcome mat from Frontgate.}

{Spring will welcome you with this green fern mat, found on apartmenttherapy.com.}

{Spring will welcome you with this green fern mat, found on apartmenttherapy.com.}

{Modern, bold honeycomb doormat, found on houzz.com.}

{Modern, bold honeycomb doormat, found on houzz.com.}

What colors would you use if you were designing a welcome mat? Do you have a favorite mat? Share below!

April Pardoe