How-to Beautify Your Bookcase

When artfully arranged, it can be a stylish inventory of interests, not just a storage unit. Here's how to go from cluttered to curated.

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Ralph Lauren Great Harbor Wallpaper
Photo: David Hillegas

Brighten the backs.

For an unexpected twist, try lining bookcase backs with wallpaper. A light pattern breaks up the heaviness of built-ins.

Great Harbor Wallpaper in White, $60 per roll; for retailers

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey