If you are a serious Instagrammer, you understand the importance of maintaining a beautiful environment. Many serious Instagrammers are using this platform to build businesses and make a living. Knowing this, you’ll want to approach your home decor efforts from a completely different angle. A great visual aesthetic is going to be key, but the way that you go about, particularly in relation to your instagram brand and purpose, is going to be the most important. It’s essential to note what’s currently trending and what looks beautiful on camera, because despite decorating once, you’re going to be kept on your toes to decorate again to remain relevant. That being said, there are some general decor tips to help make your home as instagram-friendly as possible.
The Living Room
Many people use the living room as a space to hang out. It’s also a great place to create videos and connect with your audience. When you’re filming in your living room, you might decide to film while you’re sitting on a couch. If you don’t have a sofa in a lovely color, just purchase a slipcover. The couch doesn’t matter as much as the pillows do. Most people invest money to buy an array of pillows. Purchase pillows with different textures, fun quotes, and colors. Emoji-shaped pillows are a popular trend right now. It’s also a good idea to have a small table behind the couch. On that table, have a few candles and picture frames. When you’re ready to record, make sure the candles are lit. This helps to create a nice ambiance. Plants are major in home decor trends right now. Many people are cultivating the habit of plant care. So, do your best to include greenery in your home.
You’re going to want to consider how you work with space though. Most people will agree that daylight is going to be your best friend when taking photos, so while you’re decorating consider your signature color scheme and arrange it accordingly to be placed somewhere with a lot of access to daylight. Additionally, you may or may not film for instagram, but if you do, you’re going to want to consider where you setup your camera and to leave some space to place it accordingly without creating awkward angles.
A light, airy aesthetic is the most appealing for a kitchen. Clean countertops are essential. Floating shelves are a popular trend in home decor as well. If you would like to have accessories, try to keep them as neutral as possible. It’s okay to have a pop of color here and there. However, make sure to avoid bulkiness in the kitchen. A candle, floral arrangement or a few cookbooks on a cookbook stand will work well. If you have a love of desserts, a glass dessert tray works perfectly. If you have granite countertops, this is always a plus. If you’re able to paint your cupboards, paint them white. A neutral kitchen will help with small decorations that correspond with the color scheme of your choosing. Unless you know that your instagram will be consistently full of bold colors, keep it simple, and decorate according to the mood you want to create. Lighting might be tricky in this space, as not all kitchen have a direct outside light source. In this case, buy really nice lights to place overhead, or invest in an app to help remove strange shadows from your photos.
Currently, a lot of people are in need of self-care. Self-care is a major buzzword in the digital world and thus a lot of social media is dedicated to it. That means any of your instagram photos or videos might be centered around skin care tips that will have you in the bathroom. Like the kitchen, unless you have a very bold color scheme, focus on neutral tones in your bathroom. A neutral-colored shower curtain will work well. Colors like tan, white or cream are really nice. If you have a few floral arrangements or plants that you can set in different areas of the bathroom, this works well. You can also change them up as well depending on the mood that you want to give in a instagram post.
Playing with the mirror and the wall in front of it is also going to be fun, so don’t put any permanent fixtures there, leave it blank and include decorations only when you want a certain aesthetic or celebrate a holidays.
The office is a major space to consider. After all, you are an entrepreneur and more than likely you work from home. Make your office space inspiring by adding a few key components. Acrylic desks are very popular right now. Acrylic chairs are pretty appealing to many people as well. On your desk, include a fun lamp, a floral arrangement and a great screensaver on your computer. Most Instagrammers use Apple computers so don’t be afraid to show it off if you have it. This also can be a great place to decorate a dynamic wall to take regular outfit photos in. Whether you want something bold and loud, or more ethereal and romantic, you’ll need a blank wall you can completely devote to instagram. Whether you need to paint it so often, or hang different artwork or decor, you’ll want something you can unabashedly play around. The office, being a space that is not normally used by guests or other family members, can be a great place to do this.
Don’t be afraid to take a look at what other Instagrammers are doing. You can edit their style and customize it to your taste. Remember that your floral arrangements and greenery don’t have to be real. Many faux options look real and don’t involve any maintenance. Overall, make sure you pick pieces that speak to you. If it feels right to you, the authenticity will shine through. Followers can smell an inauthentic brand miles away. Always be faithful to you.