Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. For those who know my home well on Instagram, have you noticed something different about my living room?
Have you spotted my watermelon smile Lume door mat ?
Yes, you heard right, it is a door mat. I’m sure I’m right in saying that most people wouldn’t even imagine having a door mat as part of their living room decor right? This has disrupted perceptions hasn’t it? Let me tell you why I love it in my space.
Traditional door mats have a horrible rough texture, but my Lume Turtle Mat made of nylon is super soft to stand on.
Are you fed up of slipping on mats? Well, the great news is that these mats have an anti-slip rubber backing. It’s so lovely to have it firmly in place and not have to adjust it every few minutes as the kids run around.
Also, if you have elderly relatives, I would replace their mats with these. I have seen my fair share of older patients coming into the Emergency department, having tripped over loose rugs or mats. Obviously, the gorgeous design is a major factor to me allowing it in my living room. It really has such a happy vibe and has lit up my space on these dreary Winter days. Another added bonus are that they are machine washable.
It’s such a relief to have a mat that maintains its beautiful design and form after wash, so no more heart sink from those mats that come out with colour runs and crumpled textures. As well as being aesthetically beautiful, the Lume collection of Turtle Mats do work hard as a doormat.
They are pretty hard wearing and really do absorb all that grime and moisture from your footwear at the door, protecting your carpets and hard floor surfaces indoors.
Here’s another happy design. I’ve placed this pineapple mat by my bed as I love a bit of soft cosiness on my feet as I get out of bed.
Hope you’ll agree with me after this, that doormats don’t always have to be at doorways.
There are a multitude of areas where they can be placed, from kitchens ( especially by the sink area), to bathrooms, utility rooms and more.
I believe Turtle Mat is showing at the trade show Top Drawer this week. If you are going, you should go check their stall out.
Hope you have enjoyed this post. I’m off to Paris next week as the guest of Maison et Objet. Do follow me on instagram and insta stories, as I reveal to you the latest interiors trends.
Have a fabulous start to your weeks.
( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Turtle Mat, but all views are my own).