5 Easy Steps for Creating a Flat Lay

I recently shared a picture on Instagram of a flat lay I’d created and I found myself getting a few comments and messages about it.

It’s a bit of a different topic for me but I thought I’d go through the steps of creating a flat for people who wanted to play around with making their own. 

1. Collect a few things that you’d like to photograph.


I always have the main reason for the photo, in this case it’s the diary, and then choose a few other props to include to. At the minute I’m enjoying using flowers and plants (fake of course because I can’t keep real ones alive!) in my photos. 

2. Lay out your background.


I tend to use wallpaper samples as a) they are free and b) you can easily pick and choose depending on the theme. This one is from B&Q and is the Fine Decor White Driftwood Wallpaper. Just roll it out and ensure it’s smooth then you’re ready to start putting together your flat lay.

3. Play around with your picture.


Move around your pictures contents until you’re happy with the way it looks. I always like to try it a few different ways as I’m really indecisive!

4. Crop your picture.


Crop out the background so your focus is the objects and you can’t see any of the background. I just use the cropping tool in my photo gallery on my phone. Play around until you’re happy.

5. Use an editing app to brighten your picture.


My favourite editing app of the moment is ColorStory. You can choose two good brightening filters – POP and LITE BRIGHT. You might want a different colour effect so the filter is really down to personal choice. 

Once you’ve done all of that you should have a pretty flat lay that you can use for your Instagram, Blog or whatever project you’re working on.

Does anyone else love a good flat lay? Let me know your top tips if you do.

Little Big Love

Becky xx 

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