Adding Design Interest to a Neutral Room via Apartment Therapy

February 20, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Patterned wallpaper and/or fabric used to line the inside of bookshelves is something that I am seeing a lot of these days. Is this design feature on the up and up or am I just late to the game? Either way, I really like it.

According to a recent post from our friends at, DC designer Marika Meyer uses soft details to jazz up neutral color palettes—including adding patterned fabric to the back of a bookcase, like seen in this picture. Check out the rest of Meyer’s tips to “subly elevate a room” here.

For more decorating tips, check out these ideas from

22 Ways to Arrange Your Shelves

What Your Paint Color Says About You

Simple Updates to Old Furnishings


  1. Bee

    What a lovely idea! We’re just moving into a very modern apartment, all minimal with wooden floors and white walls and have been wondering how we can add some pattern whilst still creating a simple, clean look!
    Now to go fabric shopping!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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