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Written by: Jackie Roane
One of the important things that people consider when designing a new home is what decorations they will be using. This consideration can factor in furniture, art, and even the different appliances and fixtures found around the house. Ultimately, whether you want to opt for a rustic look, a beach house vibe, or even a minimalist, modern look out of the Kim Kardashian playbook, it’s important to consider every touch and detail.
To that point, one smaller thing that people don’t always realize can impact the effect of the home’s design is a doormat. After all, this is one of the first things people see when they approach your house, so it is important to choose one that fits your home, personality, and vision for décor. The good news is that with the convenience of online shopping, you can easily find something that you like on the internet. On the other hand though, you won’t be able to see the product in person before purchasing this way. So here are a few tips you can use to ensure a good result when buying a doormat online:
Know what materials it is made of
When buying anything on the internet, it is important to know what materials are being used in the product to determine whether or not it is durable and worth your money. Our past article on ‘What to Know for Buying a Great Doormat’ highlights that outdoor mats made of teak, woven seagrass, or coconut fibers are built to withstand weather conditions, and will be able to last you a long time –– whereas indoor mats are normally made of cloth. This gives you some idea of what to look for, and many online stores will have materials listed in product descriptions, making it easy to check details before purchasing.
Check if its style matches yours
As we alluded to previously, doormats can tell people a lot about your personality, so it is important to pick one that matches your style. For bookworms and fantasy fans, for instance, there are different Harry Potter-themed mats that might make for perfect accent pieces. If you are into sitcoms, meanwhile, we also have mats that reference Friends, arguably the most popular show in the genre’s history. Then again, you can also opt for minimalist approaches or interesting original designs if they match the feel that you’re going for with your home. Don’t be afraid to express yourself through these pieces of decoration!
Be sure to purchase safely
Another important tip to take to heart is to be sure that you are making purchases through safe and trusted channels. Howstuffworks explains that when shopping online, the preferred method of payment is via credit cards. That said, an unsecured website can leave you vulnerable to hacks and data breaches, through which there’s a risk of running up credit card debt. AskMoney notes that this can affect your credit score, which in turn affects your overall financial standing in the long run. Poor credit will prevent you from taking out loans, or possibly even making large purchases you have in mind. Now, none of this is to say that these consequences are particularly likely. But there are risks to be mindful of when shopping online, particularly if you wind up shopping through smaller platforms and marketplaces you’re less familiar with (as often happens when we shop for artistic or decorative products).
Only buy from trusted shops
Our final tip is to buy from trusted shops. As discussed above, this is important for increasing the likelihood that your purchases are secure. Aside from the security aspect of things however, purchasing from reputable brands will also help ensure that you are getting quality products instead of something cheaply made. To emphasize this point, we’ll note that there are even items on Amazon that are fake and have subpar quality –– so it’s best to look at the suppliers themselves on top of just the e-commerce website. Here at Coco Mats N More, you will be sure to get exactly what you paid for, because we make our products with functionality, design, and your satisfaction in mind.
Buying a doormat online will be an easy task if you keep these four tips in mind.
Article written by Jackie Roane
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