The IKEA Rug That I Regret Not Buying

So, we went to IKEA yesterday. On a Sunday. Crazytown. I always try to plan my trips to IKEA on the weekdays when the madness is less, the lines aren’t a mile long, and when the bathrooms are actually in working order.

But we went on a whim because there was a particular rug I wanted to get that I saw online. This one.

Ikea Geometric Rug |

But for some reason, I read the size of the rug wrong online and thought it was bigger. It’s actually only about 4×5.

Then I thought a 4×5 rug for $129 was pretty steep.

But I can’t get it out of my head.

New Ikea Rug |

Those are my colors. My “jam.”

I thought it would be so fun to put in our homeschool room and I was already starting to get visions and inspirations from this rug on how to decorate the classroom area. We will just be doing a portion of the gameroom upstairs, not the full room by the way. I think. Don’t hold me to that.

With part of IKEA’s A/C out, a crazy amount of people just strolling the aisles very slowly, and 2 tired hungry kids, we left. Maybe their A/C wasn’t actually out, but it sure felt like it!

So what do you think? Should I make a trip back?



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  1. Yes because it could be used to teach fractions and triangles plus it’s nice!

  2. No, it isn’t that great. Unless you still need other stuff from there I wouldn’t go back.

  3. No, I don’t think so

  4. Anonymous says:

    No I agree. It’s not that great. You will find the perfect one.

  5. In a word, GET IT!!!! It’s awesome!!!! DIY and make it work!!!!

  6. Yes, how funny when I first saw the picture of it, I immediately thought that would be a great rug for your home school room rug!

  7. Get it! Get it! Get it! I would make a poster to cheer you on :). I love it!

  8. Mary Stewart says:

    Just one word…NOPE! I get what the others above me have said, but it looks like a plain woven rug that someone has taken a hoop and loop tool to and stitched on the pattern. A plain indoor outdoor rug from Lowe’s , Home depot or overstock can be stenciled with the same pattern in the same colors. I bet you could get a much bigger rug than that Ikea rug for $129. Your blog inspires me…so do what you do best…DIY that sucker!

    • Exactly what I was going to say. If the size isn’t the right size, then don’t get it, you will regret it.
      But you can DIY that rug if you think the pattern and colors are what you want.

  9. No. I’m sure the is a better, cuter, perfect one out there for your room.

  10. If you must have it, DIY it in the size you want as stated above a few times!

  11. I personally wouldn’t buy it for that price. I read your entry today, Tuesday, and had just read on Monday, about something similar, with pillows. Found the link:

  12. When my boys were younger I wanted a “football” rug. Couldn’t find the PERFECT one so I made one. I took a large “grass green” carpet remnant, taped off and painted the yard and goal lines, stenciled the numbers and BAM…perfect football rug! I just used latex paint and it lasted for YEARS!
    You can make a geo rug…one you will be much happier with and won’t feel bad about when it is time to “dispose” of it down the road.

  13. I would try to do a knock off. Doesn’t look incredibly difficult and it would be cheaper.