Door mat - suggestions and how big should it be?
I know there was a recent thread on door mats and the LL Bean Waterhog was suggested. There are a couple I like but I was hoping for something "prettier". And durable. Maybe that is a pipe dream! My front step is very big. Dimensions are 8'2" wide and 4'4" deep. The current mat is 4' wide and 2'6" deep. We had ilex bushes flanking the step which we had removed, so now much more of the step is visible. The mat is also terribly faded even though it is only a year old. I also want a nice mat for my pretty front door (which some of you may remember helping me pick the paint color)!
Another reference point is the white woodwork framing the door - the width of that is 7'8".
So, any suggestions? The door is south facing, so gets full afternoon sun. There is an overhang but the mat will still be in full sun. We are in the NYC metro area.
Here are some pics.