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5 Tips for Taking the Best Photos of your Home for Instagram

If you love sharing your home on Instagram, read on for 5 top tips on how to take the best photos for Instagram to get followers and likes.

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If you love sharing your home on Instagram, you know that the key to getting likes and followers is to take beautiful, eye-catching photos. But if you're not a professional photographer, it can be hard to know where to start.

First and foremost before you take your shot, remove anything that will make the area look untidy such as the old post you still haven’t looked at, the coffee cup that hasn’t quite made it to the dishwasher yet or that slightly embarrassing item left on the counter (before it is shown to the world via Instagram). Although these items can help make the home seem real and lived in, they will also distract viewers and draw focus away from the aspect of your home that you are trying to showcase.

Here are five more tips for taking Instagram-worthy photos of your home.

#1. Find the best lighting

Good lighting is essential for taking beautiful photos of your home. Natural light is always best, so try to take your photos during the day when the light is soft and even. Avoid using flash, as this can create harsh shadows and make your photos look flat. If you're taking photos inside, use lamps and other light sources to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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#2. Choose the right angle

The angle at which you take your photo can make a big difference in how it looks. Instead of shooting straight on, try shooting from a higher or lower angle to add interest and depth to your photo. You can also experiment with shooting from different distances to create different effects.

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#3. Edit your photos

Even the most beautiful photo can benefit from a little editing. Use a photo editing app just as VSCO to adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your photo to make it pop. You can also use filters to give your photo a unique look and feel. Just be sure not to overdo it, as too much editing can make your photo look fake or artificial.

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#4. Show off your house’s unique features

Show off your home's unique features. One of the best things about sharing your home on Instagram is that it gives you the opportunity to show off its unique features. Whether it's a stunning view, a cosy fireplace, or a cool piece of art, make sure to highlight the things that make your home special.

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#5. Tell a story

Tell a story. A great photo is more than just a pretty picture – it's a story. When you're sharing photos of your home on Instagram, try to tell a story with your photos. This could be the story of how you decorated your home, how you use different spaces, or how you make your home a warm and inviting place. By telling a story, you'll not only create beautiful photos, but you'll also connect with your followers and give them a glimpse into your life.

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By following these tips, you can take beautiful photos of your home that will make your Instagram feed stand out. Happy snapping!

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