Good Questions: How Do I Decorate This Shelving Unit?

Good Questions: How Do I Decorate This Shelving Unit?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 22, 2007
Hello AT, I just moved into my first apartment and I have never decorated before. I love this built-in shelving unit but it seems plain and awkward as is. How do I decorate it??? Should I paint the inside? If so, what color? Should I use neutral tones? Thanks! Diana

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Dear Diana, There are two things you can do: 1. paint the inset back panel a darker shade, either neutral tones or color. 2. arrange the shelves more beautifully: less clutter, more focus on a few treasured pieces and - again - a bit more COLOR. Anyone else??
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