Be Inspired!

The world is already filled with more intelligence and advice than it needs or can comfortably handle. The world is now ready for some wisdom and a spoonful of inspiration.

Nothing inspires like inspiration can—not employee of the month, not cash incentives, not even the promise of a trip to some exotic holiday spot. We are not driven by external factors…you already knew that. The real drivers of inspiration are located somewhere deep within us. We are driven by certain things that matter only to us and when we come across these, our very own highly customized triggers, they release inspiration in us.

Now, a humble doormat may not be able to meet such high expectations. After all, there’s not much they can achieve from their fixed spot on the floor. They can, however, act as a reminder to go look for the things that will get you all excited and enthusiastic about the things that matter.

Here are a few inspiration-inspiring mats that we have picked out of our collection on www.cocomatsnmore.com

Save the Planet

Save the planet

This is the one message that can possibly save lives. If we all do bit to conserve nature, water, resources, and curb our greedy and destructive ways, we may still be able to leave behind a place that the future generations can call home.

 


Be Green

Go Green

It’s totally good for you…and everyone around. Plant more trees, make lifestyle choices that will not harm nature, buy organic, buy from ecologically responsible companies and businesses. And, of course, the green mantra: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle.

 


Words of Wisdom

Love Dream

Now here’s a doormat that has done some deep thinking in life. Seriously, if we were to take its advice, we would live rich, empowered, peaceful lives. Think about it.

 


Joy, Bliss, Love

JoyBlissLove

We can safely say that this is a trio everyone is on the look-out for. Only you know what gets you these, but if the message stays with you–and hopefully your guests–long after the doormat is out of sight, then we’d say mission accomplished.

 


Happiness

Happiness

Hey, what are you working all those long hours for? You’d say to buy a better house, a car, better lifestyle, new gadgets, exotic holidays, good food and so on. And what do these eventually give you? Yep, that’s what this mat is all about.


Home of the Brave

Brave

Courage is in short supply, yet it remains a quality everyone aspires to have.  If you consistently toe the courage line, then put a mat on it.

 

 

 

We have many other mats with messages. Do drop by and check them out on www.cocomatsnmore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rugs that make you look twice.

This week we would like to open your eyes to some unusual and creative rugs. The idea is to think different, and these rug designers most definitely have been doing plenty of that.

Lace Pattern Rug

Lace RugSource: www.indopic.com

This rug is unique in its combination of elegance and creativity. Made out of a solid colour body, it disintegrates into a delicate and gorgeous lace pattern at corners.


 Pastoral View

Green Rug

Source: http://www.chatelaine.com

A bird’s eye view of some verdant rural pastureland is exactly what this rug affords you. It’s like importing a small section of the English countryside into your living room.


 The Bora Bora Island Rugs

Bora Bora RugSource: www.digsdigs.com

Float your own islands at home. These Bora Bora island rugs have been created by designer Petra Sistikova to replicate the real shape and aerial views of the Bora Bora Islands. You can use these rugs individually or joined together as a cluster. Though they are bathroom rugs, they can be used anywhere you would like to see islands in your home.


 Brands and Labels Rug

Brands RugSource: www.digsdigs.com

This rug will keep your guests engaged and staring at it for a long time. It could be your DIY project made from old clothing labels. Or you can simply check out where this rug is stocked and buy it.


 Weight Watching Rug

Weight RugSource: http://weburbanist.com

A rug that will keep you on your toes. It has a built in scale which will display your past, present and goal weights…just in case you were thinking of escaping the weight matter.

Which one of these do you like the most? Write in and let us know.

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The Art of Black and White.

White is the colour of purity. It represents light, goodness, clarity and benevolence.  Black is the colour of mystery. It is adopted by all things that would like to exude style, inscrutability, seduction and power. When these two very commanding colours come together in a place, they create drama.

These doormats have all the stark artiness that is bound to occur every time black meets white, whether in photography, art, decor or fashion. If you think black and white is art, you’ll find these mats match the inclinations of your dual-toned heart.

Polka Dots Doormat

Polka DotsThere is an innocent kind of stylishness to the polka dot design that will catch the interest and attention of everyone who sees this mat.





Piano Doormat

Piano

A graphic-arty, foot-tapping doormat that cleans shoes and keeps your house spotless. Sound like music to your ears?

 

 

 


Notes Doormat

Notes

A doormat for musically inclined eyes! After all, music is also a kind of art form.

 

 


 

Rhombi Doormat

Rhombi

We see diamond cuts, kites and kind of stretched squares. We also see criss-cross. What patterns and objects do you see in this geometric print doormat?

 

 


Ring Formation Doormat

SemiCircles

Oddly pleasing, this doormat reminds you of the delicate filigree work found in the architecture of old palaces and monuments.

 

 

We have many more doormats in a variety of designs and patterns on www.cocomatsnmore.com. Drop by and check them out.

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DIY Doormats.

DIY doormats are fun to work on and pretty to look at! Creativity knows no bounds and DIYers use a variety of methods to transform plain coir mats into something fun and pretty that adds colour and style to their entrances. It’s also a great way to give a faded old mat a colourful makeover.

One of the most favoured methods of sprucing up a plain mat is spray painting it. Spray painting doormats is easy and good fun if you know how. Here are all the things you need:

A Plain Mat

The first step is to buy a plain coir mat. Cocomatsnmore has plain pure coir mats and coir with vinyl backing for greater grip. We even have a thin coir mat, if that is what you are looking for.

Plain Coco Mat

If you have a design in mind with a border, then you can save yourself some trouble by buying a vinyl backed coir mat with a bold border like the one shown below.

Plain Coco Mat With Border

Paint

Next you will need spray paint. This can be purchased from any hardware store or borrowed from male pals, if they have one. There are special lighter spray paint devices for home decor that can be purchased from online stores.

Spray Gun

Stencils

Stencils can be made out of paper or cardboard using a simple cutter or scissors if you want to print letters or even designs on the mat. They can be cut out on a piece of paper like the image below:

Stencil

Source: www.restoredstyle.com

 

Or they can be cut-outs of an alphabet or a shape that you want, like the one done below:

Stencil 2

Source: www.somewhatsimple.com

If you want to create a line based design, you can use masking tape.

Taped Doormat

Source: www.parkhouselove.com

 

You can also use lids of old cans and jars and cookie cutters as stencils to paint a shape on the surface of the mat. Moulds, easily made out of potatoes, are useful for stamping custom design prints on the mat.

batman-cookie-cutterMethod

— Choose a spot that can be used for spray painting–one that will not be greatly affected by the mess the process can create.

— Place your coir mat on the chosen work surface. Ensure the surface is covered with a newspaper first.

— You can spray paint the mat with a background colour and then use the stencil to create shapes/alphabets. Alternatively, you can leave the mat plain and use the stencil or moulds to stamp the design on the surface. The matter has to be decided by your heart.

— Allow 48 hours to dry before use.

— Enjoy the end results.

mat 1

Source: www.restoredstyle.com

 

mat2

Source: www.parkhouselove.com

Tips

  • Spray painting uses paint that coats the mat fibers rather than dye them the way professional mat manufacturers do. As a result, these spray-painted designs will be more vulnerable to fading. A good idea is to have a picture or design that is less dense or lighter in the center and more concentrated on the borders. A block of design or lettering stamped in one corner of the mat looks classy and arty.
  • If you have a design that is evenly spread across the mat face, then always do a double or a triple coat, leaving adequate time for drying between two coats.
  • Keep the stencil. It can be used to re-coat when there is fading.

Try these out at home. Let us know how it turned out. Give us cheats, improvements and little tips. And do post pictures. We’d love to see them.

Happy DIYing!

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A Summer of Memes.

Anything heavier that a pair of crocs is too heavy for summer. This is the right time for something uncomplicated, light, breezy and fun. The last time we looked, at the point those four things met was a meme…sitting right beside the beer! So, here are some summer-related memes to set the mood.

Summer Hogging

Source: http://cdn.funniestmemes.com

Parents are partly responsible for the situation above. The urge to stuff something in every time a child opens his or her mouth to say “Im bored” is overwhelming.

Summer Lazing

Source: www.diylol.com

Yeah, because, as we all know, work is what you do in non-summer months.

Summer Seas

Source: www.memerial.net

Can’t figure out what is more cold: friends like these or the blue sea.

Summer Stealing

Source: www.funniestmemes.com

That’s your food they’re talking about, by the way.

Summer Breaks

Source: www.bergmannfitness.com

Even diets take summer breaks.  Besides, diets can wait, ice cream won’t.

Summer Sunning

This one’s living the dream—the only person on a virgin, white-sand, private beach.

Summer Swaeting

Source: www.heavy.com

Heh heh…at the right temperatures, a lot of people will know what he is talking about.

Summer Working

Source: www.heavy.com

Everyone wants to lose this battle in summer. Everyone.

Summer Road Rage

Source: www.cheeseburger.com

Bubble wrap. Always better than bubbling rage.

Summer Shaving

Source: www.thefunniestpictures.com

Ladies, the season you have been waiting for is here!

Summer Unready

Source: www.instatagphoto.com

And then you hit the gym and expect, hope and pray for a miracle!

Summer Heat Hell

Source: www.memegen.com

We’re not sure either, but this too shall pass. Pretty quickly if you are at the beach.

Stay cool everyone.

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The Beach on Your Doorstep.

Summer is about to blaze into your hitherto spring-happy life. It will bring with it the vacations, lazy bumming, towering glasses of lemonade and flip flops. Did we mention the heat?  So, the sun that was so mellow and friendly in spring will be turning into a malevolent beast with the turn of April.  He’s out to make you sweat. He‘s going to make you break out and bicker.  And he would have had the upper hand, had it not been for the beach—the coolest place to be on hot summer days.

Beaches are the perfect antidote to the maddening heat. The beach is home to the cool sea, the little grains of gold called sand and that distant horizon where the china blue sky blends into the aquamarine water. It is the place to go for tans, bumming, bikinis, water sports and dips into the salty sea.

Doormats do not go to beaches—they’re just not cut out for that sort of a thing. They can, however, bring the beach home to you. Check out our selection of sunny, summery beach-based doormats and see how they add a touch of light-hearted beachiness to your doorstep.

Welcome Beach Doormat

Sun umbrellas, starfish and shiny shells, ice cream, suntan lotion, beach towels, bikinis, flip flops, beach balls, sand castles and beach volleyball are just some of the migratory delights that can be spotted on beaches this summer. All we can say is Welcome Summer!

Welcome Beach Doormat

Sunbathing Doormat

Sunbathing is a favourite summer-time delight. All you need is one bottle of suntan oil, one untanned person, one beach towel/deckchair and straw hat/sunglasses (optional). Start by rubbing the oil liberally all over the untanned person. Let the person lie on the towel or deckchair. Add straw hat or sunglasses as per taste. Now let the sun slowly roast the untanned person to a lovely golden brown color. Remove from heat and decorate with something in bright-colored cotton. Goes well with a cool drink in hand.

Sunbathing Doormat

Beach Yay Place Doormat

This is for those who go Yay at even the thought of the beach.

Yay Beach Doormat

Sea Shells Doormat

No one can resist the iridescent beauty of sea shells scattered along empty beaches. We always pick a few in a bucket, a beach towel, a scarf or a straw hat and bring back home these underwater-coloured jewels from the wealth of the ocean. And sometimes, you find them scattered on a doormat.

Sea Shells Doormat

Aloha Hibiscus Doormat

Though this is not strictly a beach doormat, who can dare to disassociate the beach from Aloha? After all, a beach-y island holiday in Hawaii is always on everyone’s wish list. And you’ll get there some day soon. Until then, this mat will be a reminder that the best things in life are waiting for you on an island not all that far from home.

Aloha Doormat

There are more mats that embody the sunny summer beach spirit. Come on over and check them out at www.cocomatsnmore.com

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A Place Called Home.

Where is home for you? For some, it is a plush apartment in an upper class quarter of the city. For others, it’s a charming house in the countryside. Perhaps a quaint cottage on a green leafy lane? For those who like going places, it could be a caravan that’s always on the move. Then again, maybe a bungalow by the foamy blue sea or a serene lakehouse fits the bill.

No matter what your idea of a perfect home is, our doormats are perfectly at home outside it.

Home is Where the Welcome Mat is Doormat

Home is where the Welcome Doormat isEver notice how people’s homes are a reflection of their personalities? From the location to the style of house, the decor, and art on the walls, houses give out clues about the people who live in them. If your heart has decided to call a place home, put a doormat outside it and make it official.

Home Doormat

HomeImagine spending 2 hours stuck in the slowest-moving traffic. Imagine working so hard you forget what happened to the hours between 9 am and 5 pm. Imagine spending 2 months on the road, living out of a suitcase. And then imagine walking up to your door and seeing this mat. There really is no place as comforting as home.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet HomeNo matter how plush your office is, how high flying your job is, how hard you party, what kind of a globetrotter you are, how many fancy places you’ve been to or how glamorous, glitzy and wild your life is, there is only one place where you can just be you. That place is home sweet home.

Home is where the Beach is Doormat

Home is where the Beach isWho doesn’t like the beach? It has the sea, it has sand, it has sunshine, it has beach bumming. And if you are really lucky, it hosts your house. A doormat for those with beach-front homes as well as those whose unofficial address is the beach.

Home is Where the WiFi is Automatic Doormat

Home is where the WiFi is AutomaticThere are some among us for whom WiFi is like oxygen. There’s no life for them—or their devices—without it. After logging in and out of WiFi networks all over the city, you know you are home when your welcome is in the form of automatically connected WiFi.

Icon Doormat

Home Icon Vinyl Back Coco Doormat

If you got this doormat, then do get this doormat.

There are many other doormats available on www.cocomatsnmore.com. Feel free to drop in any time and look through them.

 

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Doormats That Love Cats.

A couple of weeks ago, we did a post about mats for dog lovers. Immediately after posting it, however, a thought clawed its way into our minds: what about the cats? We could see visions of miffed cats speaking in hissy voices of a dog bias. We’d like to reassure our feline friends that we love everyone equally. To prove it, here’s a post about our range of mats for those among you who are owned by cats.

A cat is a different creature from the creature a dog is. Where dogs have all the sweaty and over-the-top enthusiasm of an entire fan club rolled into one person, cats are filled with secret worlds and mysterious spots that are off limits to outsiders. A dog says, “I am wildly happy to be here…can’t think straight…please feel free to take control of the situation.” A cat, on the other hand, can steadily stare at you till you are forced to look away abashedly, proving once and for all who is really in charge.

Our collection of cat lover mats will allow you to show your cat-love off to all who step up to your door.

Never Knowingly Used Catnip Doormat

A cat on weed is the kind of challenge that gamers face in action games. However, on this mat, the cat solemnly and innocently claims it has never had catnip…knowingly.  You will just have to take the cat’s word for it ‘cos you’ll never ever really for sure know the truth.

Never Knowingly Used Catnip Doormat

We Decorate with Cats Doormat

Cats are gorgeous creatures—languid, fluid, graceful and sure-footed. Their slanted green and golden eyes, their perfect noses, their shiny coats are all such pleasing features as they lie around your house, creating perfect portraits of repose.

We Decorate With Cats Doormat

Cat Day 751 Doormat

If your cat kept a diary, you would never…ever know about it. So this doormat is, basically, the closest you’ll ever come to knowing what kind of stuff she would scribble in it.

Cat Day 751 Doormat

Home of the World’s Best Cat Doormat

Well, once you’ve fallen for the charms of Miss Fluffybum and Slanted Eyes, you will find that this mat is an apt representation of your sentiments…and those of every other cat owner in the world.

World's Best Cat Doormat

Visitors Approved by Cat Doormat

So, yes, the cat does take its status as owner pretty seriously. What’s that? You’re the owner, you say? Yep, sure. (Giggle giggle…snicker snicker)

Cat Approved Visitors Doormat

Two Cats Doormat

Two little cats sitting on the doormat. One said: Scare the dog? The other said: Ooh, I’d like that! Have you ever considered the possibility that your darling kittens may be more famous around the neighbourhood as Double Trouble?

Two Cats Doormat

Autumn Cat Doormat

This is less a doormat laid out on your porch, more an autumn-hued painting of your most favourite animal in the world.

Autumn Cat Doormat

These mats also make great gifts for friends and families who own cats. We have a wide selection of doormats and matting solutions for homes. Check them out on www.cocomatsnmore.com

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The Friendliness of a Welcome Doormat

Funny, witty and rude doormats have their place and we’re saying they are great fun. You have to admit, though, that it does feel good when you walk up to a doorstep—someone else’s or your own—and the doormat sends out a cheerful welcome to you.

A Welcome doormat is a great way to make guests feel appreciated and welcome even before you open the door. We’ve handpicked a few to help you get an idea.

It does not matter kind of a place you live in—a trailer, an apartment, a cottage, a boat—if it welcomes you at the end of the day, it is home. And as we all know, home is where the heart…and the doormat is. The Home is Where the Welcome Doormat.

Home is where the welcome mat is

Well cowboys and cowgirls, had your fill of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly at work? Then come on over home where you can hang up your boots for the day. This Cowboy Welcome Doormat is more than happy to welcome you home.

Cowboy Welcome Doormat

If your gorgeous house is a wholesome vanilla cake, then your warm and caring hospitality is the icing on it. And this cute little Cherry Welcome Doormat is the cherry on top.

Cherry Welcome Doormat

Like to say it with flowers? Then you may find the Lavender Welcome Doormat to your liking. The delicate sprig of lavender next to the welcome sign will please those who like all things delicate and elegant.

Lavendar Welcome Doormat

There are people in this world who pig out on bacon…and cannot, for the love of breakfast, understand how people live without it. If you are one of them then the Bacon Welcome Doormat will meat…sorry meet with your approval.

Bacon Welcome Doormat

 

It may be a jungle out there, but, apparently, it can be a jungle in here too.  With the Welcome to the Jungle Doormat, you have done your duty of putting up a warning signpost for your guests. If they are intrepid enough to enter in, they get to meet the animals!

Welcome to the Jungle Doormat

 

This is a good mat for those whose teenage drama queens have graduated and have found jobs in important cities.  Or for people who don’t have to answer to a boss anymore. Or for people who have finally finished paying their mortage. In other words, the Welcome to Paradise Doormat is meant to grace the doors of people who are living one hell of a happy life.

Welcome to Paradise Doormat

 

There are more Welcome mats on www.cocomatsnmore.com. You are welcome to search through our range.

 

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The Dog Lover’s Doormat.

Before you read the post, please answer the following questions in Yes or No:

  • You have, at least once in your life, had some furniture (mostly sofa mattresses) ripped to shreds or tiny, tiny, very tiny unrecognizable bits.
  • You have lived with someone with disgusting breath, overgrown fingernails and unshaved body hair, and you don’t think there’s anything abnormal about it.
  • You always have company at home…sometimes even when…ahem…peeing.
  • You now know that smelling other people’s butts is less of socially deviant behavior, more of a “let’s see what you ate today” thing.

If you have answered Yes to all of the above, then you are a dog’s human! And this post has been specially created for you and your furry housemates.

People who own dogs are a different breed altogether. It’s like their whole existence has now been successfully—and happily—synced with their dog’s life. As a dog owner, you pretty much know what we are talking about, don’t you?

So, for all you who feel totally loved in spite of all your flaws, for you who cannot recall the last time you enjoyed a day of bark-free peace, here is a collection of bow wow doormats.

funny-doormat-yay-dogs

We absolutely love the Yay Dogs Doormat. Man’s best friend? Man’s most loyal buddy? We definitely think that’s something to go yay about.

 

funny-doormat-we_re-excited

 

So, there are these particularly happy, super-excited dogs that become incontinent when they see you…or a bee or a ball or an entire steak on their plates.  Guests could consider themselves warned with the We’re Excited Pee on the Floor Doormat.

 

funny-doormat-welcome-diversityHumans are boring when it comes to diversity. We’re not really all that different looking under the skin. Now dogs, they know what diversity is all about. Dachshunds, German Shepherds, Huskies, Bull Dogs, Chihuahuas, Labradors, Pugs, Beagles…with the Welcome Diversity Doormat, the list of who is welcome can be endless!

Funny_Doormat_Wipe_Your_Paws
Wipe your paws. After that you can Come, Sit, Shake Hand and Eat. If you want, you can Roll Over and nap for a bit because soon it will be Time for a Walk. The Wipe your Paws Doormat is a must-have for every home that converses in dog language.

 

funny-doormat-we-like-big-mutts
The We Love Big Mutts Doormat should grace the doorway when your living space is shared by big bums with tails who lounge around on the sofa all day. The only time when they really move it is when you say: Time for a walk ol’ boy!

 

Obedience School
For homes of dogs who have flunked obedience school only because they chose to graduate with full marks from the K9 Academy of Mischief.  The Obedience School Doormat.

 

There are many more fun mats that dog lover can choose from on www.cocomatsnmore. Drop by and search for dog mats. Also check out our range of funny mats.

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