To make your house/flat welcome and cozy you should start from the very beginning. So a doormat is an important thing either. I don't like plain boring doormats. I prefer them unusual and showing the character of the interior or the owner's personality. I'm still trying to find a nice doormat for my flat.
After I moved in here I got this cool shoe cleaner (upper photo) but I thought it's too cute to use it so it's just a decoration.