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10 simple tricks to take better photos of your home

What good is there in splurging on your home's interior design and keeping it all to yourself? You’ve got to let the Instagram world know about your excellent taste, and you can do your home’s amazing design justice by following these photography tips!

 

STYLE IT

Got a new painting you want to show off? First pick a plain background, then style up the scene by pulling in some small furniture and accessories to complement the art work.  
(Interior design by Spacedge Designs)


USE NATURAL LIGHT

No amount of editing on your 101 apps can beat the beauty of natural sunlight… So see where the light hits in your home and make full use of nature’s best filter. 
(Interior design by Spacedge Designs)



FRAME THE SPACE

Negative space has its own beauty. Play up empty spaces by framing it with structural lines. The bold black columns and beams does just that in this picture.
(Interior design by Dwell Interior Design)


FOCUS ON THE DETAILS

The combination of materials – especially if they have unusual textures and motifs – can be interesting on its own. Focus on the details and shoot it at a high angle for a more striking image.   
(Interior design by WY-TO)

 

PLAY WITH SHADOWS

Photography is all about lighting, and there are numerous ways to be creative with shadows. Take advantage of the eye-catching shadows that designs with graphic shapes, such as these Acapulco chairs, can cast.
(Interior design by EHKA Studio)

 

GO FOR A LIVED-IN LOOK

Differentiate your home from a furniture showroom by adding lifestyle elements such as bowls of fruit and glasses filled with drinks. These little touches create a warmer and homelier touch.
(Interior design by Aiden T)

 

NOTICE REFLECTIVE SURFACES

While the bathroom’s emerald tiles are the main focus here, including the reflective glass panels in the same frame add context and interest to this shot.
(Interior design by Box.ID Studio)

 

PLAY WITH DEPTH OF FIELD

Experiment with placing objects in the fore- and background. Instead of having everything in focus, blurring the vase in the foreground and keeping the poster in the background sharp results in a photograph with a gentler mood.
(Interior design by Produce)

 

A CLEAN IMAGE

If the main object is interesting on its own, and has complicated textures like this wooden sculpture here, it’s best to keep the rest of image free of distractions.   
(Interior design by Metaphor Studio)

 

PLAY PEEKABOO

Instead of pointing and shooting in a straight-on, objective manner, stoop lower and have part of the main object concealed to give a sense of playfulness to the photograph. 
(Interior design by Museworks)

 

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