A few years back I decided my living room needed a rug. Naturally, as I was well into my obsession and fixation with all things IKEA, I headed there first to look through their range and hunt one down. I came home with the Ikea Lappljung Ruta rug that day and since then have noticed it pop up a billion times on Instagram in readers’ homes.
So what makes this rug so popular and is it worth the spend?
The best bits about Lappljung Ruta
For me, budget is always a concern. Rugs can be pricey, right? As I’m not yet in my forever home (still renting my humble abode), I’ll be holding off on any extravagant rug purchases until then. Come to think of it, I don’t know if I’ll even get a pricey rug, because some of the lower-end ones in terms of price point can be just as good.
The Lappljung Ruta rug was $99 when I purchased it, so it was totally speaking my language in terms of cost. I’m also a sucker for a geometric pattern and needed some black and white hue in my living space to ground the assortment of colours that were going on in there (I like to pack a tonne of colour into a room if I can make it work). So this rug ticked a lot of the boxes. It’s pretty thick, too, and can withstand my cats clawing into it.
Come to think of it, it’s also really easy to clean. I’ve had my cat vomit on it numerous times and the stain has lifted really easily (she’s got issues that one!).
The Bad Bits about the Ikea Lappljung Ruta
I’ve lived with the rug a while now, so I’ve had the time to think about what I would change about it (yes, I think about these first world problems – it’s completely normal).
The one and only thing I’d amend in the rug’s design is the blue and green trim down two of the sides. It’s an odd inclusion considering the colours are in tones that aren’t the easiest to match, so I’d much prefer they be gone (I believe IKEA released a larger, similar rug minus the trim, though. Let me know if you have it because I couldn’t find it on their website).
I recently noticed the IKEA Sillerup rug (above) on a visit to the Tempe store and am deeming it the new Lappljung Ruta. It’s still bears a striking black and white pattern but the design feels fresher and more interesting, yet it’s distinctly IKEA and will still work wonders for grounding a space.
At such a low price point you’d be mad not to give the Ikea Lappljung Ruta a go. They’re great for kids rooms, play rooms, living space and family rooms – and work with a tonne of furniture and decor colours and styles.
Do you have this rug? I’d love to get your take on it in the comments below. Is it winning or woeful and what furniture and decor have you matched it with?