Add a Little Color
An open-shelved bookcase provides a great opportunity for some added interest in the background. For darker wood shelving, try painting the back wall with a light or soft shade to help the bookcase stand out. Conversely, a white or light wood shelf against a wall with a bold, bright hue or a darker shade will really pop. As well as being functional, it’s a great way to add creativity to your space.
Don’t mistake a stocked shelf with a designed shelf. Take some time to really envision a bookshelf set up that not only provides you with the storage and display functions you need, but adds a bit of your personality to the space as well. Browse BDI’s collections for some ideas and inspiration.