The perfect home does not exist. Yet, when browsing through photos of influencers and image professionals on Instagram, one gets the impression that certain rooms have been taken from an interior design magazine. It thereby triggers the harsh comparison with one’s own home, which always looks smaller, darker and not quite suitable for the world of social networks. In reality, it’s all a matter of practice. Let’s take a look and see how you can make your home more “instagrammable” by changing the setting and applying a few simple rules.
The importance of de-cluttering
The neat images we see on Instagram teach us something important: chaos is not instagrammable. Ornaments, piles of clothes and too many visible objects create a confusing effect that is certainly not suitable to being immortalised. So, the first thing to do is to tidy up and throw out everything you don’t need. Besides being therapeutic, this task immediately improves the appearance of the rooms.
Light and perspective are your allies
After removing everything superfluous, the time has come to concentrate on what is essential. In this case, the essential elements to achieve a good photo are light and perspective. Try to take the photos close to sources of natural light. Find the right balance by using curtains in your favourite colour to filter the sunlight. Artificial light can also be very helpful and create unusual effects if adjusted carefully. Perspective is another element to keep in mind since it can drastically change the cards on the table. If, for example, you have a wide-angle lens, you can even make a studio flat look more spacious. The optical effect will make the house look bigger.
Find the strong points
Another tip is to use certain corners of the rooms to their best advantage and have them take centre stage in your home. Do you have a spacious living room? Choreograph the room in order to create “strategic” points where to stage a little set, changing objects and decorations from time to time. A framed print, a cushion or a vase of flowers can give the room a different appearance. If the strong point is the bathtub, you can unleash your creativity and create a set with candles, flowers and small objects that immediately give a homely feeling.
Let us move on to the kitchen, the ideal place where to immortalise super instagrammable dishes. The quartz surfaces are ideal for photos taken from above. Immortalise dishes created from your recipes or objects and details, playing with contrasts.