Lusting over how those fashion bloggers create their pretty, clean Insta feeds?! Us too! Here’s our quick guide to everything you need to know to keep those followers coming!
Keep it in the Bedroom
The bedroom shot is the perfect way to provide your followers with a little insight into your personal life and style. A bedroom can say a lot about a person, so use this to your advantage and get creative. Keep it minimal with the classic white wall and muted bedspread, then add in those personal touches with greenery, statement art and feature lighting.
Let’s face it, not every pic can pull off the #nofilter look, and that’s where VSCO comes in to save the day. Applying a filter, adjusting the brightness and upping the contrast can make a world of difference to an image once unremarkable and dull and bring some life into your smashed avo. Choose a fresh combination and stick with it to ensure a consistent aesthetic throughout your insta page – and resist the temptation to go too overboard with the tweaking!
Location! Location! Location!
There’s no easier way to bore your followers than with repetition – mix it up and move around! You simply can’t go wrong with an incredible location, the perfect backdrop will spice up your feed and draw attention with the ultimate cool factor. Channel those easy summer vibes by playing with colour and texture at the Bronte Baths, or visit The Borrowed Nursery to create some contrast against those pretty pastel walls.
Your deskspace doesn’t have to be a dreaded area of work and study, get creative and surround yourself with items that inspire and motivate you – and then snap it up and add it to your insta feed! The ultimate deskspace will reflect who you are so use everything from books, to images and creative work to bring out your personal style. Add in some candles and leafy plants for a little colour and mood lighting and you’re all set!
Lighting can make or break a pic, and we’ve all been left devastated by a pic so dull that not even VSCO could save it. Worry not, we’ve got the ultimate tip in natural lighting. Each afternoon around 4pm the sun hits the magical time of golden hour, where you’ll have even the most uninteresting pic glowing. This is the time to whip out that #nofilter hashtag and add some much needed warmth to your insta page.
The go-to corner
Sometimes we feel a little snap happy out of the blue, and this is where a go-to corner comes in handy! Save time in setting up the perfect backdrop by having one all ready to go whenever you need. Your go-to corner should be clean and fresh with a minimalist background that works for any outfit. Follow the classic rules of including greenery, pops of colour and personal touches to keep it super cute!
Snapping the classic brunch pic is an absolute must for the perfect insta feed, and it all starts with the food! Breakfast has become an art form with most cafes experimenting with colour, placement and decoration to set up the perfect pic for you. Use cutlery and other table items to craft a masterpiece that inspires, intrigues and gets the tummy rumbling!
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By Nikkila Goulding