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Modern Plaid Outdoor Mats (Designed by Me!)

by - Monday, November 02, 2020

If you've been reading here a while, you know my love for plaid runs deep. Plaid and all its variations - tartan, windowpane, gingham, buffalo check - I love them all.

So it happens, I've been on the search for a plaid outdoor mat for a while. After we relaid our walkway and painted our front porch this summer, I knew I wanted a new welcome mat at the front door. But finding one with a modern plaid design and contemporary colours was a challenge.

And then I remembered... I had a Society 6 shop and could just design my own welcome mat! 

Read all the way through for details on the 40% off sale 11/2 to 11/8 for this welcome mat!

As a bonus for Rambling Renovators readers, click here to get $15 off your first purchase in my Society6 shop.

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If you're not familiar with Society 6, it's a site where you can upload your original artwork and have it printed on almost anything from pillows to phone cases. You can then make those products available for anyone to shop and earn a small commission.

In my own shop, I offer select home decor products and travel photography prints. But the great thing is, if you like my design but want it on a different product, say on an iPhone case, just let me know and I can make that product available instantly!

But let's get back to this outdoor welcome mat... 

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Plaid Outdoor Mat

Rug Design and Construction

I am SO impressed with this rug! It features a looped vinyl with a latex backing. The rug has some weight and doesn't feel flimsy. I think it'll do a good job of staying put, won't slide around, or be tossed easily by the wind.

Most outdoor rugs I've had are made of coir and unfortunately they wear very easily and look their colour quickly. In contrast, the colours on this rug are vibrant and stay true to my design. You can see how it's captured even the slightest variations in dark blue and light blue. 


The loops are firm and attached securely to the latex backing. I think the looped design will do a good job of trapping dirt. I imagine that this rug will be easy to clean, with just a quick shake or washing down with a hose.


This size is the 30"x20". Society6 just started offering a 36"x24" size and I would have ordered that if it was available earlier. This size is good for a single door, but if you have sidelights on either side of your door like we do, you might want to opt for the larger rugs.

Do you like to layer your outdoor rugs? You can definitely do that with this mat! A typical standard 18"x30" welcome mat would look great layered on the larger 36"x24" Society6 mat. 

Pricing and Canadian Delivery - and a 40% off sale!

For the quality of the mat, I think the price is excellent. Society 6 prices are in US $ but even with the exchange, it's a fair price. In addition to the rugs, I LOVE their new smartphone cases with hidden spot for a credit card AND mirror! There's lots of options for gifting.

The welcome mats are produced in the US. For reference, I ordered the mat on Oct.9th, it shipped out Oct.22nd, and landed on my doorstep on Oct.29th. There were no additional duties either!

And lucky readers - from Nov.2 to Nov.8 you can enjoy 40% Off Throw Pillows, Throw Blankets + Welcome Mats + 30% Off Everything Else!

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I'm sure I'm not the only plaid outdoor rug enthusiast, so I've put together a whole collection for you to shop! This collection features various plaid designs in modern colour palettes. And I've incorporated some holiday colours that I think would be a great addition to your Christmas exterior decor!

For a limited time, I'm also offering custom colour combinations. If there's a particular colour you wanted, let me know and I can create a rug just for you.

I hope you enjoy these welcome mats and all of the products in my online shop. I've had fun designing them (and I think I'll have to do a stripes collection for summer!)

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