The Props That Every Instagrammer Should Have On Hand

Creating the perfect Instagram photo takes a keen eye and a lot of patience. Having props on-hand can be one of the easiest ways to enhance your shot. Props can make all the difference when it comes to styling the perfect pic—combine that with some great photography and you’re all set! Here is a list of some of our fave go-to props:

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Fresh Flowers

Flowers can be used to brighten up a photo in a variety of different ways. Whether you are holding them in the forefront of the image or positioning them in a vase in the background, the flowers you choose should flow with the color scheme and overall feel of your shoot. The best part of working with fresh flowers? You get to take them home when you’re all finished shooting… SCORE!

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Ribbons + Confetti

Craft and dollar stores are typically treasure troves of affordable materials that can be used to elevate your images. A perfectly curled piece of ribbon or bright scatter of confetti could be the perfect way to balance your negative space.

Stationery + Desk Decor

Fun stationery and desk decor are great for styling lifestyle shots in the home. Have some cute notebooks, pens, and other cute accessories that fit your theme on hand, you never know when they’ll come in handy.  Plus, they look great in flatlays!

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Serving Boards & Trays

Serving platters and trays can be great ways to add dimension to a photo, especially when it comes to food photography. Marble and wooden pieces photograph beautifully and can really help to fill negative space.

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Backdrops

The background of your photo really sets the overall mood and tone, and having different backdrops at your disposal will help you to quickly decide on the direction you want to take your image. Things like foam core, wrapping paper, fluffy carpets and patterned fabric can be easily used to create the perfect background and make for easy clean up afterwards.

Our advice? Always pay attention to detail when you style your photos! What other Instagram props do you like to have on-hand?

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Dee is a beauty and lifestyle blogger at Liner and Glitter and Gloss, Oh My! You can find her on Instagram @linerglttrgloss. Dee is also a freelance writer and part of #ThePaidCrew editorial team.

Featured image by Sarah Pflug