Decorating & Design

February 16, 2017

DIY: Bookshelf Hack

Senior editor Sally Armstrong dresses up plain bookshelves with rolls of wood-veneer trim. 

DesignEd_Stock_2014_Sally_0051Has your bookshelf felt more drab than fab lately? Even the simplest unit deserves a dash of personal style — and decorative wood trim is an easy way to do it. I looked in a few different retailers before finding this arrow-patterned trim, but there are plenty of options out there. Applying it to the edges of the shelves was a subtle change, but one that had a big impact on the space with minimal effort.


Author: As told to Amanda Tucci

Alex Lukey (portrait), Kim Jeffery


House & Home October 2016


Sally Armstrong