Rock Star Bookcase {Design Advice}

What’s the difference between a regular bookcase and a “rock star” bookcase?


Add color depth to your bookcases by jazzing up the back. This is also a great idea for any room in the house, not just the nursery or kid’s room! Especially for renters who want to add some color to a space but aren’t allowed to paint their walls.

Three ways to get a “rock star” look:

1. Paint
The cheapest and easiest way to achieve bookcase stardom is paint. All you have to do is paint the back! If your bookcase doesn’t have one, you can create the illusion of a back by painting the silhouette of the bookcase on the wall behind it.
Other ways to get creative with paint: use a stencil to create a decorative pattern or use chalkboard paint* so that you can label where things go.

2. Wallpaper or Scrapbook Paper
Be bold and dress up the back of your bookcase with wallpaper or scrapbook paper. Enough said =)

3. Fabric
If you don’t want to go through the tedious work of using a stencil and wallpaper just isn’t for you, fabric is the way to go. With such a vast selection of fabrics at your disposal, your only problem might be choosing one.

Until next time!

image sources:
1. Caitlin Wilson Design
2.  rainbow bookcase – unknown
3. houzz
4. flickr

* Did you know that chalkboard paint is available in a variety of colors? You can also mix your perfect shade using this tutorial.


Too busy to visit every day? Sign up for our newsletter delivered weekly right to your inbox or subscribe to our feed! You can also become a fan on Facebook or Tweet with us on Twitter for all the latest updates.