I'm a self proclaimed instagram addict. Why? Because it's one of the most beautiful and visually appeasing social media tools and because I find the majority of the traffic for this blog via instagram. (P.S. you can follow Blog in Between on Instagram @bloginbetween).
Styling your instagram can be a lot of fun but you're not always sure what to post or use. So, I came up with a list of 10 different props you can use, and most are under $20!
Let's start with the base. This is one of the most important features of Instagram. Having a nice background can make or break the image. So, how can you find them?
1. A brick wall
Go around town or maybe the side of your house. This makes the prettiest backdrop for your hands (I love hand pics...) and makes your images pop.
2. White rug
Cost? Around $10-$100 for a fake one.
I literally use this all the time. If you're looking to master the flatlay, this is the perfect backdrop. I have this one from Target for $45.
3. Your Desk
Cost? Most likely free!
You probably have a desk or a table top works too. Love the look of white? Buy a $2 white foam board. (This is a secret that most instagrammers never tell you- they use a white board!)
4. Wood Background
Cost? Free or $20.
Don't you love the look of the distressed wood? I do! You can buy this on Amazon or go to your local Home Depot and buy some more. I like this etsy option for $10.
Candles magically up your instagram game. Whenever I draw a blank on what needs to round out my picture I add in a candle. Lit or unlit, it's up to you.
6. Office supplies
Cost: free or uber cheap.
Chances are you have some post-its or pens lying around, begging to be part of your instagram photos. I love using scissors, planners, pens, notepads, and pencils. Pictured: my fave planner.
7. Fresh flowers
Want people to swoon over your instagram shots? Throw in some pretty blooms. I like to pla around with the full bouquet or just using a few strategic flowers here and there. Some of my faves? Carnations! They last forever!
Sometimes it's awkward to have a photo of just yourself, the solution is easy- a cup of coffee. Whether in your favorite mug or from a coffee shop, you really can't go wrong.
9. Beauty Products
Need to add a bit of color to your image? Add in a pretty lipstick or pink blush. Beauty products are packaged the way they are for a reason, you might as well use them.
We all want to know what you're reading! You can stack them, open them up to where you've stopped or just put it on display.