Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Styling The Perfect Open Shelves

Use the back of your open shelves to bring personality to your room. Create an interesting backdrop for your shelves and make your collections more visually stimulating. 

Add bold color to your interior without overpowering the room. "Wow" the room... Paint the back of your bookcase with a pop of vibrant color. 
Image credit and design: Emily A. Clark

Wallpaper behind the custom shelving
Interior Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors
Photography by Susan Gilmore 

A striking lattice -patterned Stroheim fabric lines the back of these custom built-ins. 
Designer Marika Meyer.
photo Angie Seckinger Photography

Would you like to style your own but don't know where to start? Here fabric was used to back these open kitchen cabinets – DIY on a Dime the Tutorial by Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl

Jen from Tatertots & Jello updated her kitchen cabinets by removing the doors and adding a painted beadboard backsplash. A Great way to bring in added texture.

"Thinking Out Of Box" Back-of-Cabinet Surprise
To add interest to the open cabinetry, the homeowners adhered wrapping paper to foam core and placed it against the back wall.
Image featured at Better Homes and Gardens

After the backdrop of your open shelves are styled, It's time to showcase your favorite collections and decorative pieces. Tips on how to display on shelves and bookcases.  

How do you style the open shelves in your home?

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