Make an interesting background for your shelving or vignettes by placing something unique behind it, such as a painting, wallpaper, or paint on the inside of the bookcase itself or even the inside of cupboards. This works the same way a pretty tablecloth works at formal dinners, providing a backdrop for your finest dinnerware and silverware. There are vignettes everywhere in your home, whether you know so or not. Maybe there is one on the buffet in your dining room and you could place a chalkboard behind it to write down what's for dinner. Maybe there's a unique display in your china cabinet and you want to highlight all those pretty pieces with a beautiful color on the inside of the cabinet. Or maybe the mirror in your bathroom would look great with a beautiful wallpaper behind it. Most people start with the console table in the entryway from their front door.
Take a look at these pictures for inspiration...
Ofer Kamil house tour via Apartment Therapy
BHG via Decorology
Bloglovin via Material Girls
Jen Ramos's home (of Made by Girl) via Adore Home
KML Design via Decorology
The Decorista's tumblr
Vanessa - Valencia headboard via http://abodelove.blogspot.com