My favorite part about blogging and instagram is taking picture and being creative with my layouts. Now your idea of creativity could be completely different than mine, but we all have a certain kind of taste and aesthetics that we vision for our account. That being said, when is comes to photography not all have pinterest worthy homes and walls or let alone furniture. But that’s something your audience doesn’t have to know. Here are few tricks on how you can achieve beautiful backdrops for your photographs without spending a fortune. Cause lets be honest those stunning marble tables can cost a bomb.
The endless looking background :
We all see pictures with a background that is pure white without any harsh edges, giving an illusion of light filling up the space from behind without adding dullness to the picture. This is how I achieve it, I bought a large sheet of white card stock and rest half sheet against my laptop flap and let half lay flat on the table, creating that curved rounded corner, it is this rounded edge which creates thes illusion go infinity, and Voila I have my endless looking backdrop. Wasn’t it super easy and cheap?
The Marble Background :
On to the “it’s of it” photography background, you don’t have to be upset about not having a marble counter top or floor, all you really need is a Marble pattern vinyl self adhesive sticker paper, that you use to line the shelves. And a board to act as a surface or simply stick it to the foam board. There are tones of variety available that you can chose from here are few options :
matte version, matte version 2 or glossy version
Measure the board, and cut the Vinyl sheet 2-3inches bigger than the actual board, stick it and you have it. A perfect marble background for your chic flatlay.
WhiteWooden Table Background :
Similarly, you can pick any design of wallpaper, if you are sick of seeing marble backgrounds, and you want to be more creative with your flatlays. Not all of us have fancy tables lying around our house, and we don’t have to run out to get one either, just go to any home department store where you can get wallpaper samples, take a large sample of a wood patterned sheet and you have a beautiful table without anyone knowing, (well at-least without any of your insta friends knowing).
For making this ugly table look posh and expensive, all I had to do was, to spread the ‘free-wallpaper-sample’ (I got from Wilko) over it.. Would you have ever guessed it, if I didn’t tell you this little secret of mine? Lol.
Similarly I got another wallpaper sample to play up with as a backdrop..
Since blogging has become wildly popular companies have come up with beautiful backdrops papers for all genres of bloggers. From rustic, worn out, old walls to marble to tiles you name it and you have it. And best of all you can get these from Aliexpress as well for as cheap as possible.
Hope this was helpful, and gave you some easy, cheap ideas to create a chic looking background, for your next insta pic 😉