8 Ways To Hack the IKEA Sheepskin Rugs

updated Jun 25, 2021
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(Image credit: Hannah Lozano Styling: @jaime.roberts

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Many IKEA hackers know all about reconfiguring the BESTA or TRONES storage units, or making something fresh out of KALLAX shelves, but have you thought about all the things you could craft from the Swedish brand’s sheepskin rugs? 

IKEA has two sheepskin rug options, both of which are perfectly cozy and hackable. The $30 RENS is made of real sheepskin, while the $10 TOFTLUND is faux. And then there was the TEJN rug, which shoppers loved hacking, but is no longer available.

Below, eight ways to hack the IKEA sheepskin rugs. You can select any of the rugs to get these results, no matter which the original hacker used. They’re essentially a large fur sheet just waiting to be transformed into a soft seat cover, blanket, and so much more!

(Image credit: Hannah Lozano Styling: @jaime.roberts

Cozy Bar Stools

Adorable pug Penny Grace aside, these sheepskin covered bar stools by designer Jaime Roberts Elmendorf look perfectly cozy. 

(Image credit: Kim DiMaggio)

Fuzzy Vanity Seat

Bloggers Kim and Kyla covered an IKEA stool with the TEJN using fabric glue for a DIY fuzzy vanity seat

Soft Chair Covers

Check out A Beautiful Mess’s tieback chair covers, which use faux fur, but you can get a similar look with the IKEA sheepskins. The colorful patterns on their underside are a fun surprise.

Furry Foot Stool 

Or if you’re feeling extra crafty, make your own foot stool – base and all! This one shown on A Beautiful Mess also uses faux fur, but try making it using an IKEA sheepskin instead.

(Image credit: Travis J Photography)

Sheepskin Pillowcase

Clover Lane shares some great tips for sewing faux sheepskin into an envelope pillow cover.

(Image credit: Earnest Home Co.)

Fur Pom Pom Blanket

Keep that sewing kit out because Erin of Earnest Home has an Anthropologie-worthy hack for you, involving giant fur pom poms. Just sew them to your IKEA sheepskin for a DIY tiny  blanket.

(Image credit: Sarah Sherman Samuel)

Rocking Sheep 

This rocking horse by Sarah Sherman Samuel started as the bright red EKORRE IKEA moose. Use the sheepskin rug for this nursery sheep for a double-IKEA-hack win.

(Image credit: Paper & Stitch)

Pretty in Pink 

If all these white sheepskins are too neutral for your taste, Brittni of Paper & Stitch has you covered. Dye the rug in any color you like, opening up new possibilities for other hacks. Try a jewel tone hue and turn it into a stool, or a soft blush for a pillow cover.

Additional reporting by Carolin Lehmann