How to create eye-pleasing flatlays

I dicovered flatlays mainly through Instagram but nowadays you can find them everywhere. I love creating flatlays for my blog or Insta, so today I thought I show you how I put mine together.

How to master your flatlays

I think the most important lesson is to never leave the center of the picture empty. It’s where we naturally look first at in the picture. I usually place a product in the middle or have a magazine laying there.

The second lesson is to just have fun and play around! I always try new things, change up my background or use new probs. I also like to through in some flowers.

As a third lesson I dare you to change up your angles. This one is something I just recently started myself. It doesn’t alaways have to be the birdseye view. You can come in at a more tilted angle too. It makes it all the more fun.

Things that always work in flatlays

I do have some staple pieces, which often return in my flatlays. Candles are always great and so are prints! Jewellery, especially rings work really well too. Just scatter them around. Oh and not to forget a good magazine or flowers, twigs, leaves or any kind of plant, they help with getting depth into your flatlays or some more colour.

There are many more probs I could suggest but I think I’ll do a blog probs post soon anyways. So keep an eye out for that one.

Hope you liked my post and found it somewhat helpful. Let me know in the comments down below and leave me a link to your flatlays if you decide to use some of my tips!

Have a great day lovelies, xx

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20 responses to “How to create eye-pleasing flatlays”

  1. Simone says:

    Thank you for your tips! I’m far away from beeing an expert about flatlays. As I like to improve my work, it’s always interesting to read how other bloggers master it. xx Simone from Zurich

  2. Kate says:

    Will definitely be saving this post as I am yet to master the art of a flatlay! X


  3. I am slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy getting the hang of flat lays But still have a lot to learn. I’m saving this post to refer back to it!!

    • Lea says:

      It’s a learning curve like with everything else but I hope you’ll soon get the hang of it. And just have fun! xx

  4. Andrea Broom says:

    thanks for all your tips, I am always looking for tips on how other photographers, blogger do and like to learn. Thanks for the great advice 🙂

  5. Sophia says:

    Thanks for these tips! Your pictures always look so pretty 😀 xx

    Sophia //

  6. Tereza says:

    Love this post! I think beauty flatlays have become so boring over the past few years – it’s so difficult to make them look unique. You do it so well though! The way you edit your photos makes them really stand out so whenever I see them on my Insta or Pinterest and I can immediately tell it’s you 🙂

    • Lea says:

      Thank you so much Tereza. I’m always on the hunt for some new inspiration and I’m really happy that you see my pictures as “unique”. Love when my efforts pay off ;). xx

  7. i just love a good flatlay and i could certainly stare at them forever. i feel like i haven’t mastered them just yet but i’m getting there.

  8. Danielle says:

    I personally love flatlays! Thanks for the great tips! Sometimes I have trouble finding object to go in my pictures because I do not want to use the same object over and over.

    -Danielle Ruppert

  9. Alice says:

    Lovely post! I love a good flatlay, I’ve been using them in pretty much all of my posts lately and on Instagram.

    Alice |

  10. Meg says:

    Great tips! I really need to get better at flatlays because mine are just awful. I envy this marble background everyone has!
    Meg x