Adding color to a simple bookcase adds such 'wowfactor'. You can do it inexpensively without the mess of paint by using fabric attached with spray adhesive to foam core board cut to fit inside the bookcases. Then just replace the shelves. Easily changed when you change your decor.

Yellow accents in eating area

smart idea to arrange skinny bookshelves in a corner to maximize storage space

love the shade of blue used on the back of this bookcase

One of the best things I've ever done: Installing built ins in the dining room using kitchen cabinets. #DIY

Put foam board with wallpaper on back of bookshelf - change out when you want something different. @Claire Dalgliesh (Fellow Fellow) Young

Ikea Expedit bookcase

bookshelf hung horizontally above bed with attached lights...love this!

How to decorate shelves

Elephant Buffet: How To Keep From Falling Down A Staircase~ Bookcase vs. Stair Rail

#Ikea #Hack Ikea BILLY bookcase HACK via Bliss at Home... Library wall made to look built in complete with brass lighting and a hidden sound system.

Beautiful built-ins with Family Photos on Display

Built-in bookcases set the stage for a perfect workspace: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/shelves/bookshelves-styles-sizes-photos/?socsrc=bhgpin090714gettowork&page=3

around the door bookcases using IKEA shelving

Very detailed instructions on how to turn Ikea Billy bookcases into built-in shelving

stylish built-in bookshelf - Michelle Workmans Interiors #bookshelf #built-in

IKEA bookcase hack: spruce up the inside with a stencil/wallpaper for a dramatic effect

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