5 Tips For Better Flatlays

As promised, I’m back and better after my little break! I’m finally done for the rest of the year, so you won’t believe how much time I have just to explore and have some fun times. I’m starting off with some serious photo tips to improve your flatly game! I love doing a  good flatly for my IG every so often, but now I want to share my thoughts and tricks with you!The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays

1.Get up high!

Getting up high is a benefit of flatlays and gives a new perspective to the photos. This new perspective is a very good thing to have when exploring different styles and often helps you capture the entirety of the objects you’re shooting.The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays

2. If you’re inside, contact paper is your new best friend

I LOVE contact paper. I bought a marble roll and a white roll to cover my desk and it’s the best decision of my life! It really helps create a nice and neutral background for all of the shots and is quite easy to use.The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays

3. Make use of what you have!

You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of roses to make your flatlays shine. I like using flowers when I get them or my old makeup jars with a tiny Diptyque candle and reusing these items in many flatlays, but new ways. You don’t have to buy new things every time you buy new items every time you do a flat lay, so explore your closet or accessories bin and find what you love.The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays

4. Find your style: organized or disarray.

Most people choose between the different styles, but play with both. Some people find that having everything super organized strikes them, but for others having everything strewn about in an unorganized manner is perfect for them. Play around with both because they require different things, but find which style you like most.The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays 5. Try and use Natural Light

Natural light is so nice for flatlays! You can make great compositions and take out a lot of the editing that you may need to do in post-production by using natural light. It may bring a time constraint on your shooting time, but it makes for great shoots in the end.

The Hat Logic - 5 Tips For Better Flatlays

I really do hope these tips have helped and if they did, let me know in the comments below with which you like or any other tips that you may have.

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  1. December 16, 2016 / 12:35 am

    Thanks for these tips on how to capture nicer flatlay photos. I’ll definitely keep these tips into consideration the next time I capture my flatlay photos. 🙂 I really need to perfect the craft of capturing flatlay images.


    • December 16, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      I’m glad you like the post and I really do hope that they help!! 🙂 x

  2. December 16, 2016 / 2:42 am

    I love these flatlay tips! I didn’t even think about the contact paper one so that’s super useful to me. I always use magazines in my flatlays because i love some fashion in a shot and there are so many amazing Magazines or catalogs you can use in your flatlays. Xoxo, Christine

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips!! Contact paper is such a blessing! I use it on my desk and just clear some stuff off when I wanna do one!

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Flatlays are a hit or miss, so I’m glad these tips will help yours be the hits!

  3. December 16, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Flatlays are not my strong point and I am always trying to improve on it so thank you for these tips! I have been using contact paper recently and love it!

    • December 16, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      I’m glad these tips help!! Amazon has loads of different papers for you to choose from, so I definitely say take a look! x

  4. December 16, 2016 / 10:47 am

    These are some great tips, and I agree with all of them. My Instagram began with just flatlays before I started blogging, so this is taking me back to my roots haha! Love your fun lays!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • December 16, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      I’m glad you agree with the points and I’ll have to go back and look at your flatlays! xx

  5. December 16, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    I am such a huge fan of flatlays and droll over some of the amazing ones on Instagram! These are great tips and the most important for sure is to take a photo in natural light, makes a helluva difference.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  6. December 16, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Really great tips for creating the perfect flatlay! I’m obsessed with flatlays! There are some product boxes I can’t bring myself to throw out, in the event I’ll need it for my Insta (#fashionbloggerproblems hahaha)

    xo, Jo

  7. December 17, 2016 / 1:43 am

    Such great tips babe! Need to do more flat lays but I’m always scared of them because I’m never as good as those above but you’ve inspired me!

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Don’t be scared!! Just keep working at them and it’ll pay off! x

  8. December 17, 2016 / 10:16 am

    See i didn’t even kw all this tips hahaha YOU definitely are the best blogger with great content hahaha Now I can make my flat lays better thanks to this post!
    Thanks for sharing babe.


  9. December 18, 2016 / 2:55 am

    These are really helpful tips! I love doing flatlays and I actually play with both organized and not so organized lol
    I also think natural light is so important! It makes a huge difference in the quality of the photos!

    Bisous, Josie

  10. December 19, 2016 / 12:32 am

    These are the perfect tips!! Flatlays definitely come out so nice when it’s from an aerial view! And omg LOL I have the same marble paper! It’s such a gamechanger and it definitely spruces up a simple flatlay. Thanks for sharing!!

    XO Jenn

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      That marble contact paper is a blessing! I love it so much!!

  11. December 19, 2016 / 1:40 am

    I love a good flatlay and totally agree that lighting is key! And I totally think they do a great job of breaking up my Instagram feed.

  12. December 19, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I read this post at the perfect time !!!!! Thank you for these tips. I am getting ready to shoot 3 flat lays that I have been putting off because I am having a creative mental block. This was such a helpful post ! Especially the contact paper ! Thank you !
    xx, gracie

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Glad you really enjoyed these and that they helped!! xx

  13. December 19, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    These are great tips! I’m actually about to start shooting some flatlays after this so I’m glad that I came across your post 🙂 xo, sharon


  14. December 19, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Love all of your 5 tips, all are very useful for a good flat lay.

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