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paint removable foam board and place it in the back of the bookcase, giving the look of a painted bookshelf, but without the commitment. Great idea for my teak bookshelf.

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Decorate with Seashells

Coral and glass jars filled with sand and shells from your beach vacations create a summer still life and beach memories in a bookcase. Coral branch shown available at

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Lessons Learned in Styling a Bookcase

Decorating Ideas for Styling a Bookcase

As you can see, there is nothing dull about this color! Buttered Yam wall color by Benjamin Moore

Bookshelf styling. Place some books upright, while others are horizontal. Interupt books with photos and other art objects.

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Savvy Decor and Design Ideas Under $50

Grab a quart of paint in a color you'd never dream of putting on your walls and paint just the back of a bookcase.

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DIY Floating Shelves for my Living Room

How to build simple floating shelves.

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Paint the back of the bookcase a darker color. Makes the white and all of the objects stand out more. Really love this look

While these items aren't necessarily what would go with your decor, they show how to use a nice variety of items to style a bookcase. Your eye wants to bounce around and see everything!