Tulsa, OK (PressExposure) October 05, 2009 -- Sometimes, the idea of decorating a small space strikes terror in the heart of homeowners. The Camo Shop is here to help homeowners answer their small space decorating questions with rustic decor.
First up, says Tony Brobst, president of The Camo Shop, is talking about what to do with the walls in a small room.
"Conventional wisdom is that you don't use dark colored wallpaper or paint in small rooms, because it makes them smaller," he said. "However, that's not necessarily the case. If you have darker ceilings and floors, then you can get away with dark colors on the walls as well. It's more the contrast between dark and light that makes a room look smaller than it is."
If floors and ceilings are light, however, Brobst suggests looking to your rustic decor for colors.
"You don't have to paint your walls white," he said. "Many rustic decor patterns have light greens, tans, or light blues that would look good on the walls."
Another tip for keeping smaller rooms feeling more spacious is to use mirrors. Because they reflect they light, everything looks brighter, and it gives a room the illusion of more space.
Knick-knacks are another thing that can clutter up a small room. Brobst recommends keeping only a few things out, and rotating them with other rustic decor items.
"If you rotate your picture frames, deer antlers, area rugs, and other smaller items, you can keep your room looking fresh and still keep it relatively clear," he said.
Get everything you need to make a small room shine: from wallpaper borders to rustic dÃ©cor lamps. Visit The Camo Shop online at www.TheCamoShop.com [http://www.thecamoshop.com/cabin-bedding-rustic-bedding/].