Whether area rug or floor mat, entryway floor covering offers an all-important segue from life's messier elements—rain, slush, snow, dirt—to the warmth and cleanliness of a sheltered space. An indoor/outdoor area rug, doormat or runner is the way to go, owing to both their durability and practicality. Being easy on the eye doesn't hurt, either. The elegant Even Stripe Shag Rug, above, and the color-laden Bold Stripe Mat, both from Chilewich, are visually appealing and practically indestructible. Surya runners, like the indoor/outdoor Marina Runner, is as much graphic statement as functional floor covering.