Decor Guide: Make Your Home Instagram-Friendly

May 1, 2018

There is nothing worse than scrolling through Instagram and getting jealous because everyone seems to have a luxuriously-decorated home for taking photos. Fortunately for you, there are numerous ways you can achieve the same effect without moving into a Beverly Hills mansion. All it takes is a little ingenuity and creativity. Therefore, in order to help you make your home truly instagrammable, we’ve prepared a list of some of the most popular tips and tricks for you to try out. Let’s take a look and get inspired.

Living room personality

The living room is the place where you can let your personality shine. You can achieve this by fetching your favourite books, magazines, CD’s, vinyl records, etc., and placing them on your living room shelves or a coffee table. The key here is to position all of these items so that whoever takes a look at your photo can instantly guess what kind of person you are and what you’re passionate about. However, don’t forget that if you cram too many items on the shelves, people will only get confused by all that clutter. Therefore, make sure to pick only essential items that really show off your lively personality and feel free to display them proudly. After all, adding that personal touch to your place is what matters the most.

Play with different light settings

First things first, experimenting with different light sources in your home can help you enhance the quality of your photos. You should start by letting the sunshine in during the day so that you can create a natural atmosphere perfect for taking amazing selfies. During the evening, it’s highly recommendable to go for some ambient lighting solutions in order to set a cool, serene mood and further accentuate the beauty of your furniture and other home accessories. For example, you can illuminate your place with intricately-shaped backlit panels or use multi-coloured LED strips which will catch everybody’s attention. Finally, don’t shy away from experimenting with different lighting until you find the one that makes your photos look truly amazing.

Bathroom fabulousness

As all Instagram users already know, the bathroom is the most ideal room in the house for taking selfies, especially once you decorate it the right way. For instance, you can begin by applying wallpaper with a funky print to create a theme in the bathroom which will serve you as a great background. On top of that, we recommend opting for a pastel blue and beige colour palette to bring out the true meaning of class. Afterwards, you can invest in a large mirror which will create more depth and make the whole room look more spacious. Lastly, if you want your bathroom to make jaws drop, you should opt for stylish pieces like glamorous freestanding bathtubs which will serve as a perfect interior fashion statement.

Turn your home into an art gallery

In order for your Instagram photos to start catching attention, it’s necessary for you to express your creative side and go wild with some unique art pieces. No matter whether you’re gifted yourself or simply love getting lost in the works of your favourite artists, art pieces like oil paintings, sculptures and even embroidery will certainly show everyone a deeper side of you and add that final touch to your home design. Lastly, if you’re interested in photography and consider yourself to be good at it, don’t hesitate to show off your works as well. We are sure that all your guests will simply love it.

Go green

Another great way to make your Instagram profile the talk of the town is to invest in some chic greenery and flower arrangements. Furthermore, plants will add a breath of fresh air to your home and show everyone that you care for the environment. For this reason, the majority of people are going crazy for small indoor potted trees like the dwarf palm and the lemon tree. Additionally, if you have a backyard, don’t hesitate to spruce it up with a lot of colourful vegetation. Just imagine having a lush Japanese cherry tree to match your small fabulous garden. How cool would that be!? On top of that, once you get your green thumb in action, you can be sure that everyone will want to copy your beautiful and unique landscape design.

The pet zone

Last but not least, we promise you that there is not a single person on Instagram who doesn’t love animals. So, for this reason, we highly recommend separating a space in your home to serve as a pet nook. For example, if you have cats, you should pamper them with a big feline playground with lots of toys and a big scratching post. However, if you have dogs and some free space under the staircase, you can turn it into their very own private relaxation oasis with lots of fluffy pillows and chew toys. All in all, if you want your follower count to skyrocket and your adorable pets to be super happy, don’t shy away from spoiling them.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to turn your home into a fabulous instagrammable place. All you need to do is follow these few easy steps and not be afraid to show off your creative and bold side. Good luck with your redecoration project and don’t forget to have fun while taking photos.

Chloe Taylor
Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time.