How to Make Every Room in the House Instagram Worthy
Everyone seems to be on social media these days. While not as popular as Facebook, Instagram has a very rabid following as well. Did you know that as of June of 2016, there were more than 500 million active Instagram users on that month alone? It’s up from 400 million from September of the previous year.
Showcase Your Home to a Different Audience
Do you know what this means? This means that your home has the potential to be seen by hundreds of millions of Instagram users. Most homeowners want to showcase their homes. This is why we invite guests over. This is also why we spend a lot of money to improve how our home looks. There’s no room left untouched when it comes to our desires to make our home look better. This is so when someone comes to visit, we can showcase our beautiful home.
Sure, we get regular visits from our friends and relatives. They’re already fans of your home. If you want to showcase your home to a different audience, you can use Instagram and other social media sites.
Market Your Home
There’s also a good chance that you’re reading this article because you’re selling your home. Your real estate agent probably recommended that you use social media. Social media marketing is one of the best strategies when it comes to selling your home fast. You can easily sell just about anything on social media. Of course, you have to make sure that it will be attractive to social media users.
With this in mind, you have to make the rooms in your home Instagram worthy to attract the attention of prospective buyers.
How to Make Your Rooms Instagram Worthy
Whatever the case may be, whether you just want to showcase your home or you’re in the process of selling it, you should follow these rules in order to make your home Instagram worthy:
- Paint the walls white.
The color white is chic and sophisticated. This is why it can easily stand out. It’s also very clean, which allows social media users to see your rooms for what they really are. In addition, the color white makes it easier for viewers to visualize your home as their home, which is very beneficial if you’re in the process of selling your home. This is because you’d want prospective buyers to see your home as their future home.
Of course, it’s not a good idea that everything in the room is white. You have to use other colors to complement and provide a nice contrast to the white walls. Just make sure that it’s color coordinated, which should be very easy to do if the walls are white.
- Decorate your walls.
Painting the walls white also makes it easier to decorate your walls. Whatever you place in your walls will easily pop out, so take this chance to beautify your whole room by decorating your walls.
Besides, you’ve seen how popular Instagram users utilize walls. They pose by amazing-looking walls all the time.
What can you do? Hanging a piece of interesting artwork is a good start. You can also place plants by the wall, which by the way is also a tip in itself to make your rooms more Instagram worthy. You can even hang and display pictures and mementos artistically.
- Add more natural light into the room.
Filters are nice and all, but they can’t replace the true beauty of natural light. You can add more windows to rooms so you can invite more natural light in. This will lead to beautiful #nofilter pictures.
Sure, filters are nice and you should use them when you can. However, the best light will always be natural light. Besides, allowing more natural light into your home has additional benefits as well.
You can talk to a window contractor for help. You can also move things around because there’s a chance that big and bulky furniture are getting in the way of the natural light.
- Add flowers.
Flowers can brighten up anyone’s day. This is why we give flowers to loved ones on special holidays or even when they’re down. In the same manner, bright flowers can brighten up your room.
Place a vase of bright flowers in your monochromatic kitchen and watch as the flowers add a splash of color and life to your kitchen. You can also place it by your bedside table. Add a book on the same bedside table and you have your focal point right there.
- Use props.
A lot of shots taken for the ‘gram have added props. They’re not usually there. They’re just added to make the shots more beautiful.
For example, adding a pet into the frame is a popular way to get more likes on Instagram. Books and magazines can also work. Bathrooms can benefit from having bright beauty and cosmetic products.
Carpets, rugs and small cushions or throw pillows are also popular props. This is because they come in a lot of different patterns and designs.
- Add shelves.
Shelves are amazing focal points in rooms where storage is a must like bathrooms and kitchens. If you’re really serious in making your rooms more Instagram worthy, you may want to get in touch with cabinet and shelf contractors.
Best of all, they do serve a nice purpose of adding more space to your rooms.
Find and Maintain Your Own Style
While you can take inspiration here and there, at the end of the day, you need to have your own style. Make sure that your whole home complies with your chosen style. People should look at a room, and know what style your home has.
Instagram users like determining what style that room has. If they’re having a hard time knowing, then that’s not going to help you out. If they do know, and they’re a fan of that specific style, you’d have a potential follower who will be always ready to like and even share your Instagram posts.
To really get the best out of your pictures, you should also learn home staging so you present your home the best way possible.