Best props to use in a flat lay

 Flat lay photos have become the new ‘in’ thing on Instagram – they’re classic, simple and chic ways to show off your favourite objects and current addictions in a pretty way. Creating a flat lay photo is one of the easiest ways to take your Instagram from “nice” to “are you a production designer? This looks like it was in Vogue.” But what props should you actually use for a flat lay? In today’s blog post I will be breaking down a few cheap and cute props that you probably have lying around your house.

1. Books – Try opening them up to different pages for different looks.

2. Plants – These can be artificial or real, you can use roses or cacti depending on your aesthetic.

3. Stationary – Pens and little paper clips are perfect for any negative space.

4. Jewellery – I always find that rings and dainty long necklaces look amazing in any flat lay. If you are going for more of a bold flat lay you can even try more chunky jewellery.

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5. Magazines – Layering fun and arty books and magazines will give your image a fun touch!

6. Laptop/Iphone – This would work if your going for a chilled vibe with some coffee and a blanket. But adding an item of technology can even give off an office/work vibe.

7. Polaroids or printed images – Use your own work or personal photos in the flat lay for an extra touch.

8. Planners/ diaries – Artsy planners or diaries can really add an extra something to your flat lay.

9. Food – Add some fruit for a fresh look or for a laid back vibe add a cup of tea or coffee which is my personal favourite.

10. Glasses – Maybe you have some funky sunglasses or some really out there oversized glasses that you don’t wear. Add them to your flat lay for all different types of looks.

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11. Camera – Add your Polaroid camera or head down to a vintage shop for a cheap vintage camera. The more vintage the better!

12. Makeup – Lipsticks always look really good, they look good closed but if you pop off the lid and roll the lipstick up it can really add a pop of colour.

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13. Perfume – The glass of the perfume bottle can really play with textures.

14. Blanket or a scarf – The texture of wool and cotton can once again be extremely interesting and add a soft touch.

15. Clothing – A cool, funky hat says a lot. You can even add shoes or bags.

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16. Hair pins – Never underestimate the power of a hair pin, little metallic bobby pins are perfect fillers.

Thank you so much for reading today’s post, make sure to like and follow if you want more photography posts. 🙂

 

 

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