Decorating Trends

Decorating Trends from Becki Ownes

Becki Owens


Professional "Trendsetter" Becki Owens is here to help you decorate your home with some of the latest, hottest trends in home decor. Now based in Southern California, Becki started her design career working on model homes for large real estate developments. This led to the creation of her own company specializing in staging homes for sale. Becki mastered taking an ordinary California tract home and turning it into something unique, customized and appealing to buyers for her clients. She has been transforming spaces ever since, from a single room project to entire custom builds. With her love for fashion, Becki finds she is always gathering inspiration from personal styles and translating them into awesome interiors. She is always on the hunt for what is just around the corner and is excited to share her favorite trends with visitors to Rugs Direct. See more of Becki's design transformations at her website,

Layering rugs with natural fiber foundations is a trend that is easy to embrace and instantly elevates a space a designer look. Layering several rugs in one room can give an effortless Bohemian vibe, but even in more traditional spaces layering two rugs with different textures or patterns adds dimension and depth to your design.

One of my favorite decorating trends in area rugs right now is a bohemian style rug. Their artistic patterns and vivid colors add vibrance, especially to my clean, minimal designs. These bohemian style rugs give a space a unique personality. They are a great way to liven up an ordinary, flat looking space, adding interest and character.

Neutral rugs are one of my favorite choices for the clean, fresh look of my designs. They work with every style and are excellent foundation for layering in colors and other textures or patterns. I love the unique patterns and designs available in neutral rugs right now. They are what I consider "the new neutrals" and are a great way to freshen up and transform spaces.

One of the hottest, upcoming trends I see in home decor is the vintage overdyed look, now with exciting updated colors and styles. Rug manufacturers have caught on that the overdyed trend is coming on strong.

The truly unique North African style found in Moroccan-inspired rugs is at the leading edge of today’s decorating trends. In my opinion the rich culture of the region can translate to an exciting flair in most any room.

I love decorating with what I call, "pretty blue rugs." There are so many shades available, from ice to deep indigo, that my hues of blue trend is having a welcome resurgence in popularity throughout the country.

Pink isn’t a color just for girl’s rooms and nurseries anymore. It’s a color that adds an updated, modern element to a space. I almost always leave a pink signature; it’s one of my favorite ways to add color to any room. Consider a rug with a pop of pink to create a fresh foundation for your living spaces, kitchens and even bathrooms.

One of my favorite neutrals for large living spaces is a soft, gray rug. The cool neutral tones work in classic or contemporary designs. Gray tones are soothing and sophisticated at the same time. Don't be fooled into thinking gray is bland or bleak. A gray rug can be a great update for a casual or more luxe space.