What Does Game of Thrones Have in Common with Ikea?

  • What Does Game of Thrones Have in Common with Ikea?

What Does Game of Thrones Have in Common with Ikea?

There are always new details and theories about Game of Thrones that shape the way we watch the show, and this new one that's been discovered will definitely surprise you.

In relation to a slide on the screen behind her, she said during a presentation at the Getty Museum: "These capes are actually IKEA rugs". You can hear it for yourself around the 27-minute mark.

Michele Clapton, a three-time Emmy award victor who designed the costumes for the show's first five seasons, revealed the secret about the Night's Watch furs, admitting that "these capes are actually Ikea rugs". "I know, we take anything we can". Then they underwent a special process to make them look worn - something she described as a "religion" within the GOT costume department. So she's basically saying the costume team went all Joanna Gaines and sanded, distressed and clipped those rugs like a five-year-old left alone with the family pet. "Here they were waxed and frosted so they belonged to the landscape". Publications including The Cut and Esquire speculated that the carpet was either the trendy but affordable Tejn or the slightly upgraded version of the rug called Rens. Yep, that rug in your living room is the same item that kept Jon Snow warm on his night time guard shifts when he used to patrol the wall. But who can forget the good ol' days?