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Luxurious loft apartments are known for their expansive, open floor plans. With few interior walls to break up the living space, you need another way to define “rooms.” Area rugs are a great way to accomplish this. Each rug grounds the furniture grouping around it, creating the illusion of separate spaces without a physical barrier. Follow these tips to pick the right area rugs for your loft apartment.

Rug Style

While you have a wide selection of area rug styles to choose from, here are four options that could pair well with your loft’s industrial aesthetic.

  • Vintage rugs typically have a traditional pattern with radial symmetry, lending a sophisticated look to the living space.
  • Cowhides and sheepskin—whether real or artificial—have an organic shape and relatively small size ideal for intimate furniture groupings.
  • Oriental rugs are hand-knotted creations typically considered antiques that may be handed down from generation to generation
  • Contemporary rugs have geometric, coastal, or mid-century modern patterns.

Rug Material

Identifying the ideal rug material depends on your lifestyle and the room the rug will live in.

  • Natural fibers—including wool, cotton, silk, jute, and sisal—are durable, long-lasting, and effective at hiding soil.
  • Synthetic fibers—such as acrylic, polyester, and polypropylene—are affordable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean.
  • Artificial silk—including viscose, bamboo silk, and banana silk—is typically woven into busy patterns great at concealing dirt. However, even water spills can ruin the fibers.

Carpet Pile Height

Pile height refers to the length of the carpet fibers.

  • Low-pile rugs have short loops or cut fibers. They are best for high-traffic areas or multipurpose spaces where furniture is moved around a lot.
  • High-pile rugs have long, luxurious fibers. Their plush feel makes them ideal for bedrooms.

Rug Size

Follow these room-by-room guidelines to pick the proper rug size.

  • Living room rugs should extend under the front legs of the sofa and neighboring armchairs. For floating seating arrangements often used in loft floor plans, the rug should contain the front and back legs of all the furniture in the grouping, with a few inches to spare.
  • Dining room rugs should extend 24 inches past the table’s edge so even pushed-back chairs fit within its range.
  • Bedroom rugs should sit under the bed and extend 12 inches or more past the sides and foot of the bed.
  • Kitchen rugs should fit within the main workspace, landing several inches away from the toe kicks. Long, narrow rugs, known as runners, work well in galley and single-line kitchens.

The Mitchell Lofts, nestled in the up-and-coming Deep Ellum neighborhood, exudes the wildly popular modern/industrial ambiance you want your living space to have. Our luxurious multifamily apartment community is anything but cookie cutter, with 72 of our 79 loft rentals offering unique floor plans. Residents also enjoy premium amenities that promote a maintenance-free lifestyle. If you’re ready to rent a loft in Dallas, TX, please call 214-247-6798 and schedule a tour today.