Place painted foam board in the back of the bookcase, giving the look of a painted bookshelf w/out the commitment. Love this idea for a small book shelf next to couch. Good way to use yellow without committing to it in a big space.
Instead of placing your storage bins at the bottom or top of a bookshelf. Break up the bookshelf by placing them in a uniform line in the middle! Easier to reach too! Place two of these bookshelves together to create more space to achieve this: or