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Should you Buy the IKEA LAPPLJUNG RUTA Rug?

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).

IKEA SILLERUP Rug Review - TLC Interiors

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.

The Verdict

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?

Want more from Ikea? Should you buy their outdoor furniture? What about the Friheten sofa?


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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28 Responses

  1. Hey I’m curious, does the color run? I’m thinking of placing it on top of an existing light-colored wall to wall carpet.

  2. I just got this rug 2mx3m without the blue/green down the side for $69 on special right now. It’s giving me a migraine though. I think I’m a bit old to deal with the stark contrast of the pattern. Am considering dying the white bits grey to tone it down a bit.

    1. Hey Roz. Is the patio covered or uncovered? I wouldn’t use it outside unless there is a roof overhead protecting it from the elements. But that is my guess. Would be best to ask IKEA or take a look at the product specs online.

  3. Hi Chris, we got this rug and love it! However, it has a lot of white little fuzzies or threads noticeable on the black carpet parts. Did you or anyone have this and did they go away? We just hope we don’t have a lemon! Thanks!

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