Buy or DIY: Patterned Billy Bookcase

Inspired by open book pages, IKEA is introducing their Billy bookcase in a limited edition run. The black-brown Billy features a printed pattern on the inside (designed by Susanna Löfgren) which jazzes up an otherwise basic bookcase. But you don't have to wait for this in stores — take this idea and make it your own!

You can use your favorite wallpaper to coordinate with a room, or find decorative contact paper to line the inside of your bookcase. If you're really hands-on, you can even paint your own design.

The best thing about this simple idea? When you move or change your decor, you can recover or repaint accordingly without buying a new bookcase!

Via Livet Hemma

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(Image: Livet Hemma)