To my dearest:
Hey everybody! Today, I’m back with a blogging segment with tips from your blogger babe! A lot of people wonder how bloggers take such beautiful flatlays! I’ve been getting many compliments on my flatlays recently on instagram, so I thought I’d share my little nifty tips and tricks to help you get started!
Think of an Overall Theme
I think the easiest way to begin making a flatlay is to think of a theme for it. This one, is mostly Chanel. I also used similar tones and colors to make that theme even stronger. Classic black and whites.
BONUS TIP 1: Marble Background is always beautiful. If you don’t have any marble, create the illusion, with THIS here. Simply unroll it or make your own DIY Marble Board. I glue mine to a board, and take it everywhere for photoshoots! It’s easy, simple, and cheap. It literally takes minutes to make. Can you guess that all the marble in my pics, were actually taken on this board?
Accessorize with Bling & Add Some Pattern
In this photo, I was trying to take a product flatlay for the two Guirlain products. I pulled layered it on top of a Harper’s Bazaar magazine, accessorized with jewelry and a monogram LV clutch to add some pattern. Remember, it’s always a good idea to have little bling pieces to decorate flatlays. Little pieces of jewelry, little paper clips, thumbnails, or anything like that would do the trick.
Layer Things To Add Depth, Find Ways To Add Texture
See how I layered my iPhone X on top of a leather journal? That adds depth and makes the picture more interesting. The leather binding to the book is a nice touch of texture that is different than the overall theme. The gold pen has some dots and lines, which is also a subtle way to play with texture.
BONUS TIP 2: Take advantage of the little nifty things you have laying around the house, make up, plates, or absolutely anything interesting can be added to a flatlay!
Just Add Flowers.
Yes. And they are your best friend! Just look how gorgeous this is! And it’s so simple, clean, minimalistic. It’s probably also the more effortless flatlay you can compose!
When in Doubt, Bring Out the Candles and Ribbons
When I said flowers were your best friend? I meant it. But, candles and ribbons come in pretty close to it. These are probably the most perfect props for flatlays in my opinion. They’re easy to use and effective. Plus, they’re relatively easy to find around the house.
Go For an Interesting Background
If you want to make things even more interesting, you can go for a less conventional background. It’ll add some optical illusion to your flatlay. Like this one I did!
Put Everything Together.
For this shot, I basically put everything together. I played with a ton of optical illusions to make it interesting by adding the different post cards. The designs also adds “texture” to it. I layered the post cards and instax minis on top of a box, which made everything look much more dimensional. The use of flowers and candles is also incorporated here.
Well, that’s it for now dearies! I hope the little tips make sense and will help you create the flatlay of your dreams! Remember, composing flatlays and photography is an art, so not everybody does it the same! Add your own flair into the equation, and make your flatlay yours! What tips do you have for taking flatlays? Feel free to share it with everyone! Or share your troubles with taking flatlays, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions! I look forward to hearing from you all! Have a wonderful weekend!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.