DIY This: A Quick, Bright Bookshelf Upgrade That's Totally Temporary

Is your bookcase basic? We've got a colorful cure.

By: Liz Gray

It’s Bright Ideas Week on I Heart HGTV! All week, we’re sharing projects to help you live a little more colorfully this fall. Show us how you add color to your home with #HGTVBrightIdeas.

Ah, the plain white bookcase. So versatile, but so....dull. Take, for example, this cabinet I keep in the entryway at my midcentury-inspired home. I love the clean, modern lines, but it's hard to find accessories that pop.

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Turn your bookcase from basic to bold with this easy design tip.

Enter: Foam board backing, decked out with colorful wrapping paper. In there simple steps, you'll have a colorful bookcase that can be transformed again in under 30 minutes. See how it's done:

Easy, no? I'm loving this coral-and-gold pattern for fall, but I'm already scheming about how I can add woodland-inspired paper or fabric for the holidays.

Stay tuned all week for more ways to brighten up your home's decor.

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