Shelves Background – 5 Ways to Add Interest and Texture

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The panels of bookshelves, the back of built-ins, or behind your open shelving, all great places to add style, color, and texture. Shelving is a great way to fill up a blank wall, give dimension to a room, or create an art piece with a combination of books and decor. It’s also a fun opportunity to get creative!

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However, for a cohesive look, you need to make sure that you balance the color, shape, and color. 

Wallpaper

From traditional to bold, wallpaper is back in a big way this year. Wallpaper can do a lot more than what paint can, and it creates a larger WOW factor. If you’re like me, and it scares you to wallpaper an entire room for fear of you’ll get sick of it in a year and have to scrape it off, adding it in behind your shelving is the perfect (and subtle) way to go.

 

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Driven by Decor

Background Color

Adding color behind your shelving is a great way to make a bold statement in your space, like the Styled Press. I always like to choose a signature color for the entire room and then sprinkle it throughout. Whether it’s the wallpaper or simply a fresh coat of paint, it’s sure to create a bold look.

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Tiles

Whether it’s open shelving or more of a built-in look, adding tile for a backsplash is another fun option. And this doesn’t have to just go in a kitchen. Another great option is adding in tin ceiling panels for behind your shelving, which is half the cost.

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Arrange Books by Color

What gives the most texture to your shelving is what’s actually on the shelves. Arranging the books by color is a fab way to make a statement and add texture to the room. You want to balance both the shape of the books and texture of the books throughout the shelves. With books, I like to choose a signature texture of books to sprinkle throughout not only the books, but materials in the decor. I get all my home staging books from second hand stores, always for under $1.

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Wood Paneling & Shiplap

Shiplap, our favorite. Another interesting option to spice things up. If you’re going all white, MDF works great to create your shiplap backdrop. We have a full tutorial on how to do that HERE. Otherwise, old pieces of wood or new lumber with a rustic feel give warmth to a space.

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The reveal of #breezypoint coming soon!

So there you have it! Our five ways to add some texture and color to your space. Check out how to style your shelving next.

 

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