I’ve always loved this bookcase composition and shared it in a previous about creating a dazzling display. This white bookcase was dressed up with the addition of grasscloth wallpaper at the bookcase back. It adds an unexpected touch to a typical built-in – via Cottage and Vine
If you have an extra 12 to 18 inches to spare, a simple solution is to give your room some depth and interest by "layering" your furniture. I've always been a fan of bookcases, but I especially like them as a backdrop behind other pieces.