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Whether tan coir or black rubber, the average doormat serves a purpose, certainly, but rarely does much to shape a visitor's first impression of your home. Want to liven up your entry area with a punch of personality? Lay out a peppy doormat like this one from The New England Trading Company. Made of recycled float rope—the same stuff used to haul lobster traps out of the ocean depths—the Colors of Maine doormat appeals not only for its loose weave of vivid colors, but also for its conversation-starting origin story. Available at The New England Trading Company; $39.95.
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