3 IKEA rugs that prove it's not just a store for flat-pack furniture and meatballs

Move over MALM

IKEA white faux sheepskin rug beside Annie's bed in her bedroom
(Image credit: Future/Annie Collyer)

IKEA rugs can hide the seven deadly sins of renting. Been a sloth with snacks on the sofa? Cover stains with an IKEA rug. Pride getting in the way of your parents visiting? The Swedish chain can sort you out. Gluttony got the better of your carpet — you get the gist.

The global home furnishing brand has come a long way since its mail-order catalog days offering easy-going, contemporary style at super affordable prices. Though its style may have been a little cookie-cutter in the past, its aesthetic is now passing the vibe check on Instagram and TikTok — we're seeing tons of rug trends all over our FYP.

From bold stripes to organic materials, I've chosen my top three floor coverings for your scheme. But for more practical advice, take a look at our feature on how to choose a rug

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IKEA KOLDBY cowhide rug in apartment with blue velvet sofa

IKEA KOLDBY cowhide rug in @malu_homestaging's apartment

(Image credit: @malu_homestaging)


IKEA rug in Annie Collyer's house

IKEA TOFTLUND rug in @athome_withannie's bedroom

(Image credit: Annie Collyer)



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Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.