Fake a Built-In

create a built-in look with paint

Use the unifying power of color to create a built-in look. Using separate pieces such as a bench and a floating shelf, you can create the illusion of a built-in piece by painting everything in the virtual built-in the same color. It will trick the eye into seeing the separate pieces as a single unit.

Image by Benjamin Moore, via AT, decor hack idea from a pin