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Top tips to help you choose a rug

Want to give somewhere in your home an upgrade that combines beauty for your eyes and comfort for your feet? Here are some tips to help you choose which rug or rugs will suit you best.

A child lies on a rug on the floor drawing on a roll of paper which has one end on a black NORDVIKEN extendable table.
A child lies on a rug on the floor drawing on a roll of paper which has one end on a black NORDVIKEN extendable table.

How big should your rug be?

In a seating area, a really large rug can hold your sofa and armchairs. Or you could put just their front legs on a more medium-size rug. With a smaller rug, you can put your seating around it. In your dining area, it’s best to choose a rug that’s big enough for your chairs, including when they're pulled out from the table.

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It's easy to make a bigger rug

If you want a larger rug, you can make one by putting two rugs together. Rugs help you create different zones in a room, like a TV zone or a dining area. So putting two together also helps you make a bigger zone. Or you could even go for a wall-to-wall carpet feeling by putting a lot of rugs together.

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See all large & medium rugs

Pile or flatwoven?

Pile rugs feel soft and cosy and many help reduce noise in your home because dense, thick pile absorbs sound. Flatwoven rugs are thinner which makes them a good choice in your kitchen or dining area because it's easy to move your chairs in and out and also to vacuum up crumbs.

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How to pick a rug you love

Do you want to go for a bold style statement or make a big splash with your favourite colour? Or do you want something low-key that blends in with the rest of your home furnishings? There are a lot of options in the IKEA range to help you find a rug you love.

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See all large & medium rugs

Protection against slipping

An anti-slip underlay does more than cut the risk of anyone slipping. It also helps keep the rug in place when you’re vacuuming it. The thicker STOPP FILT rug underlay with anti-slip, shown here, also makes thinner rugs feel softer and protects both the floor and the rug from wear.

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Rugs that help your kids play

Kids love to play on the floor, so with a rug, you can make your kids' room cosier, and make playtime more comfortable. Some rugs even have patterns that your kids can use in their games. IKEA children's rugs are designed to match the rest of our children's range, too.

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See all children's rugs