Hanging poster board behind dark shelving is an easy, inexpensive way to brighten the space.

Here, we’ve used classic white poster board, but you can choose any color or pattern to suit your decor. And, since it’s easily removable, you can change the background as often as you like.

  1. Clear the shelves so you have room to work.
  2. If the shelves are adjustable, you can begin sliding full sheets of poster board behind them. Be sure that the tape or adhesive you use to secure them won’t damage the walls.
  3. Work from the bottom up, overlapping each new piece over the previous one and hide the horizontal seams behind the shelves.
  4. Cut pieces to exactly the dimensions of the top shelf in order to hide the seam.

Watch the video above for details and tips.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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