There are so many factors that go into a great Instagram post: the outfit, the pose, the filter. But before you can even get all that down, there's one essential piece that ties not just your photo together, but your whole feed: the backdrop. Now, you probably don't want every single picture to have the same background. But whenever you post an at-home selfie or #ootd, Instagram backdrop ideas can really help your photos pop.
The type of background you want for your post can depend on the type of Instagram theme you're trying to channel. Are you into nature? Do you prefer solid backgrounds? Do you like busy works of art? Once you figure out the kind of vibe you're going for, you can use that to determine the colors and patterns that might go into the backdrop you want to use for your photos.
The kinds of photos you post can clue you in on the best options as well. If you like posting pictures of your funky and loud fashion sense, you don't want a background that'll conflict with the main focal point of the photo. And in a similar way, if you're used to wearing more muted colors, it might be a good idea to give your photos a fun background. Either way, the choice is yours.
Here are nine backdrop ideas that are sure to get your Instagram photos on-point.
If there's a brick wall on the side of your house or even somewhere on your block, you can use it as a backdrop for your Instagram posts. Brick walls are a great way to create a more sultry or rustic look to your photos. Brick goes well with a lot of colors, so the outfit possibilities are endless. And it's easy to stay on theme without having it be too distracting. Even if you can't find a brick wall near you, you can easily find a brick wall backdrop online for cheap. Either way, you're looking at a crisp-looking feed and a really cool photo.
If you know of any really old, antique doors either in your home or somewhere in your neighborhood, these can also be a fun option for photo backdrops. This is especially true for full-body shots or photos of outfits. Using an antique or cool-looking door in the background of your photos can help give your posts and overall feed a more artistic feel. Plus, imagine all the punny captions you can have using knock-knock jokes.
Take it a step up from scarves and use any funky bedsheets you might have as the backdrop to your next photo. Because they are typically larger, you can hang your bedsheets up against a wall and take more wide-shots without worrying about getting your wall in the background of your photo. On top of that, a plain white bedsheet can be especially helpful if you're used to posting a lot of products that need to be easily-readable against a surface.
Whatever theme you want to go for, you never have to worry about spending too much money or putting in too much work. Fun and beautiful backdrops can be wherever you look. It's all about being creative.
If you want a backdrop that's more fun and playful, you can make a backdrop off of any patterned scarves you have around at home (or buy for cheap at a fabric store). By hanging up the scarves against a wall using velcro or fabric tape, you can transform your old wall into a beautiful new background. And if you have multiple different-patterned scarves, you can constantly switch it up in your photos. This is a great choice if you like taking photos with more subtle outfits or want to show off a great product.
Nothing says crisp and clean like a shiny marble background, which can be a great choice if you want to show off a fancy meal or even just a chic outfit. And lucky for you, you might not even have to go far to find some marble. If you have kitchen (or even bathroom) tiles that have a shiny look to them, they can serve as a backdrop. With a few edits and lighting adjustments, no one will even guess you're snapping photos right at home.
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