While buying furniture at IKEA, it is a good idea to think about the floor. A rug or two can make a plain room beautiful. They can also help keep your feet warm when getting out of bed on a cold, winter morning.
There are several different types of rugs at IKEA. They range from manmade materials to handwoven fabrics. There are real sheepskin and faux sheepskin. The material is dependent on the needs of the customer.
Choosing a rug should be as well researched as choosing any item for the home. Some rugs are longer lasting than others, so pay attention to the reviews. Some use materials that may not be pleasing to buyers. While IKEA strives for environmental friendliness, there are many who don’t like the idea of real animal fur of any sort.
Some of the rugs at IKEA are beautiful enough to be hung on walls. There are two reasons one might choose to do so. The first, of course, is it may be aesthetically pleasing. However, those who have a home theater system or other needs for sound control may find them useful as well. Whatever the reason, IKEA should have something that will suit.
20 Best IKEA Rugs Review
1) VONSBÄK Rug, low pile, green, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
This is a large, versatile rug made of polypropylene. It can fit under furniture such as a dining room table or a love seat, or it can be used in whatever way the client wishes. It is low pile, so chairs can easily be moved. For those who wish it, anti-slip underlays can be used.
There are a few reviews of this. Most of the people who reviewed it liked it. However, it is rather thin and someone was using it in a bathroom. They thought it might not last because of the thinness. However, with the faded look and something to keep it from slipping it should last quite a while.
2) VINDUM Rug, high pile, white, 2 ' 7 "x4 ' 11 "
This is a high pile rug and thick enough to have several put together without visible seams. Like the VONSBAK, it is made of polypropylene with the addition of synthetic latex for the backing. It is better for sound damping than the VONSBAK, because it is very thick.
There may be some concerns about vacuuming this rug. A reviewer has commented that it isn’t a worry. They purchased a similar rug from a different company, and it was difficult in that regard. This rug has been easy to vacuum, according to the review. Depending on the flooring underneath, it may not require anti-slip underlays. However, having some on hand might not be a bad plan.
3) VEDBÄK Rug, low pile, multicolor, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
This is a beautiful rug in maroon and pink. It is oriental style, made with polypropylene and large enough to be an area rug under a dining table or other furniture. The colors are restful to the eyes and the material is long lasting. All of the reviewers loved it.
The rug is low profile, so anti-slip underlays are a good idea, especially on slippery surfaces. Older people and young children may find it dangerous if these are not added. However, if it being used as a wall hanging they aren’t necessary. With the gorgeous colors and the intricate oriental design it is fit to be just that.
4) HILLESTED Rug, low pile, gray/white, 5 ' 3 "x7 ' 7 "
The HILLESTED rug is a new one for IKEA. It is large and can be used for many different purposes. The neutral tones help it to go with just about any décor. It is low pile, so it may require some anti-slip underlays. The pattern is not frenzied, so it will work even in a bedroom.
All of the reviewers remarked about the high quality of the product. In fact the only negative thing someone said is that it shows dirt quickly. That said, it is easily vacuumed. The reviewer commented that it might not be a good fit for high traffic areas, but it would certainly work under the dining room table or in a small apartment.
5) ROMDRUP Rug, low pile, beige antique look, floral patterned, 5 ' 3 "x7 ' 7 "
This rug is listed as having an antique look. It isn’t for someone who desires a great deal of symmetry in a pattern, but most reviewers report being complimented frequently about the design. It is dark grey with somewhat faded looking patterns; great for a family room or under the dining room table.
The darker color is the only complaint listed for this rug. It doesn’t shed, vacuums easily and has a unique design. It was mentioned more than once that the rug needs to air out after purchase. It is best to put it in a well ventilated space after unrolling it until the smell goes away. It also takes about a day to lay flat after unrolling it.
6) RENS Sheepskin, white
When it comes to any sort of animal fur, it is hard to please everyone. Some people will argue that it is inhumane, others that they don’t all have the same appearance. Both and neither are true. It depends on how you look at it.
From the viewpoint of wanting a sheepskin rug, these are great for the price. They will require some maintenance and they do have some issues if they get wet. All furs have that problem. Most of the reviewers loved their purchase. Some thought these were a bit flimsy, but for the price, they are of good quality. If using on the floor, anti-slip underlays are a good idea.
7) TÖRSLEV Rug, flat woven, stripe white, black, 2 ' 7 "x4 ' 11
The TORSLEV rug is machine woven cotton. If done properly, it is machine washable. It has to be cool water and line dried. It also has to be on the delicate cycle. One reviewer said it wasn’t washable, but some many others mentioned how well it washed it tends to lead to an assumption that the directions weren’t followed.
The pattern of this rug is on both sides, so it is reversible. The cotton used is one hundred percent recyclable and is sustainably grown. The rug is easy to vacuum and can be used as an entryway runner, in the kitchen or in the bathroom. One reviewer uses it for the area her kids come in from the swimming pool.
8) MANSTRUP Rug, low pile, gray antique look, floral patterned, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
This rug is made of polypropylene, and is fairly nonslip. All of the reviews are five stars. The colors, which are faded grey, delighted all that purchased it. One reviewer mentioned that there is an accent rug that is slightly darker, and that the two went well together.
This rug is easy to vacuum and easy to clean, even if there are pets and small children involved. IKEA recommends the use of nonslip underlay with it, to prevent falls that could be dangerous… especially for older people. The back is synthetic latex, which helps with preventing slippage as well. It is recommended that the rug be professionally cleaned when needed.
9) LAKOLK Rug, low pile, blue, antique look, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
This rug has some similarities to the ROMDRUP, which is in grey. This one is in blue and much easier on the eyes for those who prefer some symmetry in their furnishings. It is faded so as to look antique, and is a good asset for most rooms.
All of the reviewers loved the rug. Like other rugs made from polypropylene, it should never be machine washed, dried or dry cleaned. It is easily vacuumed and can handle the dirt that pets and children may apply to it. IKEA mentions that the rug may need to be in a well ventilated room for a day or two to get rid of the smell. It will also lay flat after one to two days.
10) LOHALS Rug, flat woven, natural, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
This rug is made entirely of jute, which is a natural fiber. While it is machine woven, the nature of the fiber makes it likely to have some small deviations in size. One reviewer said the deviations were one to three inches among the four she bought.
The rug is more mat-like than carpet. It has a slightly rough texture, which may be uncomfortable to bare feet. However, it is a beautiful rug and very environmentally friendly. Jute is a sustainable crop that benefits the farmers who grow it. It doesn’t require the heavy chemicals some cotton products do. It can tie in a room nicely.
11) HAMPEN Rug, high pile, gray, 4 ' 4 "x6 ' 5 "
Most of the reviews on this product were positive, but a few noted the same things the negative reviewers mentioned. Because it is made from polypropylene fibers, there is a strong chemical smell at first. One reviewer suggested opening the package and leaving it on the porch for a few days to rid it of the odor. It is also slippery, and IKEA strongly recommends using a nonslip underlay with it.
As might be expected by the inexpensive price, the rug is on the thin side for a high pile piece of carpet. However, most of the reviewers expected this and love it for the purposes they purchased it. One made a “lounging area” for her teens so they could watch television. Another uses it under the bed. It’s also great for dorm rooms.
12) VINDUM Rug, high pile, white, 6 ' 7 "x8 ' 10 "
The biggest complaint about this rug is similar to all of the other rugs made from polypropylene. The first few days it has a significant chemical smell. Some of those who are sensitive reported having eye irritation. IKEA works hard to prevent anything that will cause customer safety issues, and they do recommend airing it out in a well ventilated area.
That said, the high pile on this rug makes it great for going under furniture or for lounging. It can be fitted together with additional rugs to make a carpeted look in a room. IKEA recommends a nonslip underlay for this carpet as it can be slippery, especially on hard wood.
13) KYNDBY Rug, low pile, gray antique look, floral patterned, 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 "
There were absolutely no negative quality reviews on this product. There were two negative reviews, but they were minor details. Apparently, a Roomba may think of the rug as a set of stairs and not want to vacuum it. It is also blue rather than grey… fairly clear to see on the website picture but perhaps not in the store.
Most people loved the size, the price and how beautiful the rug is. One reviewer purchased it so that it would withstand dogs, cats and children. According to this reviewer, it does well under those circumstances and is easy to clean. Nonslip underlays are recommended.
14) GÖRLÖSE Rug, low pile, black/white, 4 ' 4 "x 6 ' 5 "
This black with white stripes rug is large enough to go under the dining room table or to carpet a small room. It is highly recommended that nonstick underlay be used, as one of the chief complaints about the product is that it is very slippery.
The other chief complaint is the smell. Polypropylene does have a distinct chemical smell for the first few days after being opened. It should last no more than the first two weeks. It should also not make anyone ill. If either of those happens, IKEA would prefer if the product would be returned for a quality check. They are committed to customer safety.
15) NAUTRUP Rug, high pile, multicolor, 4 ' 4 "x6 ' 5 "
If you are looking for a warm rug to put down on a cold floor, look no further. This rug is made of wool with a synthetic latex back. It is thick, high pile and can even go over floor heat registers if necessary. As it is natural wool, it does shed some and requires vacuuming to get up the threads, but it cleans easily if there are spills.
All of those who reviewed this rug love it. Some use it under sofas and others under a coffee table. It is a good idea to use nonslip underlays with it, especially on slippery floors such as hard woods. Unlike those made of polypropylene, the rug does not have a chemical smell.
16) ROSKILDE Rug, flat woven, indoor/outdoor green-blue, 6 ' 7 "x8 ' 2 "
The design of this indoor/outdoor rug is reminiscent of a computer screen. It is unusual and it goes with many different color schemes. Some of the reviewers use it on balconies, especially those that have pets. It is made of polypropylene, so it does have that characteristic chemical odor for the first few days.
One of the reviewers mentioned that she needed it under her bed, due to the dust that can build up on hard wood floors. Her Roomba vacuum has no problem detecting and vacuuming it, making dust bunnies less of a worry. This would be a great rug to have beside the pool, allowing swimmers to get their feet dry before going inside.
17) SÖNDERÖD Rug, high pile, blue, 5 ' 7 "x7 ' 10 "
This is a beautiful rug in flowing blues. The designer used flowing water is a theme for this creation and the colors will make any room pop. It is plush without being too plush, and very soft. As it is made of polypropylene, there are the usual complaints about the smell. If it lingers longer than two weeks, IKEA wants to know; quality control is important to them.
Many of those who reviewed this rug said that they bought it for dogs and children to play on. Most are very happy with the purchase, but a few have had problems with the edges fraying early on. This is another area IKEA would like to know about if it happens.
18) KOLDBY Cowhide, brown
If you are looking for a unique rug, look no further. As no two cows are alike, no two rugs are alike. The leather backing prevents it from slipping, and the colors can be chosen in the varying shades of leather. It handles a Roomba with ease, and is very soft and comfortable.
The biggest complaint about this rug is that it comes folded. Those folds crease it a little bit and it takes time to straighten out completely. One person did use rug tape to keep an edge that was lifting up down. Shapes and colors will vary. The rug may also shed a little bit, but it should last a long time.
19) BRÖNDEN Rug, low pile, handmade multicolor, 5 ' 7 "x7 ' 10 "
If you are into sustainable products that help lift people out of poverty, this rug is for you. If you want a handwoven, uniquely individual rug, again, this rug is for you. It is made of wool in India. Those who make these rugs receive fair wages and good working conditions. IKEA is firm on that policy.
The rug has different textures, which makes it interesting. It doesn’t have a bad smell, like some of the other rugs. It will shed more at first, as it is a natural wool product. IKEA recommends frequent vacuuming in the beginning. The colors tend to be darker than the picture, but that can be a good thing.
20) LINDELSE Rug, high pile, natural, beige, 5 ' 7 "x7 ' 10 "
While this rug is made of polypropylene, there were none of the usual complaints about a chemical smell. One reviewer mentioned that it was a somewhat different color than the one on display at IKEA, but it turns out that the one on display was on the dirty side. All reviewers love this rug.
It is highly recommended that the nonslip underlay be used with this rug. The rug is soft, comfortable and easy to vacuum. It is also easy to keep clean, although it is not machine washable. It doesn’t shed, which makes it ideal for high traffic areas and for families with small children and pets.
Choosing the Best IKEA Rugs
No matter what type of rug you are looking for, IKEA has some great selections. They can fit most lifestyles and climates. IKEA is committed to customer safety and happiness. Negative reviews often have a follow up from IKEA, offering a refund or asking for more details to improve quality.
One of the best aspects of IKEA products is the insistence that all people who work for them or for their suppliers are well taken care of. This is true of the natural, handmade products. Jute is a crop often grown in poorer countries, but those growing it for IKEA products are well paid.