Almost Custom Bookcase (pretty boxes, covered books)
Punch up open-front bookshelves by lining the back with wallpaper. To avoid permanent application, cut foam-core board to fit the shelf back and apply the paper to that. The shelves keep the board in place.
Paint the bookcase the same color as the trim to help trick the eye into believing they are built-in units.
looking to refresh a room? add color, texture or patterns to the back of a bookcase.
Another great example of a well styled bookcase is the wall-to-wall built-in by Kate of Centsational Girl. After building this bookcase using 4 Ikea Billy bookcases, Kate used her amazing talents to accessorize the entire wall – WOW, what a task!