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How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment

 

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Instagram Tips

 

Our friend Jamie of Exposed Brick DC is back with another inspiring guest post for our Apartminty readers!  Not only is Jamie amazing at sifting through the clutter and finding the best rental deals in DC, she also has incredible taste.  This is reflected not only in the way she puts herself together but in how she puts her gorgeous living space together.  From sensible furniture arrangement to creating captivating vignettes, Jamie has one of the most envious and Instagram-worthy apartments we’ve seen, so we asked her to give us a few tips on capturing our spaces in the best light, examples included!

Look For The Right Lighting

It can be intimidating to show your space. Your home is personal. If you are like me, you are always second guessing what shots are Instagram-worthy. A good rule of thumb is light. The right lighting can stop you in your tracks and make just about any space appealing. I took this shot of my apartment the minute I walked in the door after work one evening. The light was so beautiful that I forgot about the tangled cords and remotes in the shot. Luckily I keep my studio pretty tidy so I can capture the moment when it strikes.

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty

Gather Your Favorite Things

I have always believed in the one decorating rule, “If you love it, then it will work.” Showcasing your personal style on social media is easy when you love the things you have. I certainly don’t love everything in my apartment­– decorating is a never-ending process. However, I do usually have a few things that I am crushing on at any given time. I have found that grouping my favorite things together inspires me and leads to that Instagram-worthy shot.

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty

Remember That Sometimes More Is More

Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Layering objects adds dimension, creating a more interesting shot. When there is more to look at there is a better chance followers will linger on your post. This photo mixes several different elements: traditional, natural, greenery, etc. There is a little bit of something for everyone.

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty

Pay Attention To Detail

The point of Instagram is to tell a story with only a photo. Sometimes the tiniest section of your apartment will inspire. Try focusing on a small part of your apartment to tell a larger story. This is also a good opportunity to highlight things in your apartment that you are most proud of. At this moment, I was particularly proud of how a sweet little arrangement was able to spruce up the under utilized space above my radiator.

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty

Gather Inspiration

If you are stuck are looking for inspiration, follow some of my favorites on Instagram:

@onekingslane

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From One Kings Lane

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@apartmentherapy

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From Apartment Therapy Instagram

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@bunnywilliamshome

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From Bunny Williams Home Instagram

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@elledecor

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From Elle Decor Instagram

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@gk.interiors

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From gk.interiors Instagram

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@kapitomullerinterior

How To Take Instagram-Worthy Photos Of Your Apartment | Jamie Grigg of Exposed Brick DC for Apartminty | Example From Kapito Muller Interiors Instagram

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Want more Insta-Inspiration?  Make sure you’re following Apartminty for our favorite decor inspiration, latest blog posts and the hottest rental deals across the US!

About The Author

Jamie Grigg

A lover of design, decor, and the apartment hunt, Jamie Grigg created Exposed Brick DC. Exposed Brick DC has become a go-to resource for those looking to rent and buy within DC. Since creating EBDC, Jamie has become a licensed agent in DC and works with individuals to both find and design their new spaces. When she isn’t scouring Craigslist and the MRIS, Jamie can be found at local flea markets, antiquing, playing volleyball, or trying out the latest restaurants.

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