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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Blog Props, Backgrounds and Extras

Today's post is all about blog props! I love blog photography and one of my favourite parts of posting a new blog post every week, is putting together a nice set up for the photo. There's nothing more satisfying than creating the perfect layout or finding just the right combination of objects. 

Backgrounds: Use These as a Base
Patterned Paper
For a glossy effect, find paper with gold foil or holographic accents.
Chopping Boards
You'll find there are some really nice marble and wooden chopping boards out there.
Fluffy Blankets
These give off a nice textural effect but aren't too distracting to the eye.
Pretty Plates
They make a nice central prop for the rest of your objects.
You can lay different objects across the page or use cutouts to make collages.
For a background that really pops, scatter a layer of confetti. 

Props: Use These as Your Primary Props
Artificial Flowers
You can put them in a nice vase or lay them bunched together in the corner. 
Use notebooks with eye catching covers or inspirational quotes on the front.
You can either show the laptop as a whole or focus on one aspect such as the keyboard. 
Fairy Lights
Leave a trail of soft light around the rest of your props. 
Polaroid Camera
Sit it alongside a pile of your favourite polaroids. 
These are nice to place in corners or off to the sides.

Extras: Use These as Your Secondary Props
Especially if you've used a lot of neutral coloured props, add them for some splashes of colour.
Paper Clips
If you're not too keen on the traditional paper clips, there are plenty of other fun shapes to look into.
Sprinkle rings and charms around for a more glitzy, glam aesthetic.
You can use it to create a nice border around a certain object or just drape it from one corner of your set up to the next. 
Washi Tape
You can't go wrong with a strip of cute washi tape. 
Scrapbook Die Cuts
These come in a range of designs and styles, they'll be plenty for you to choose from. 

What's your favourite blog prop to use?


  1. They are all great ideas! My white bed sheets are often a props! MAgazine as well! xx corinne

    1. Thanks for your comment Corinne! White bed sheets can definitely come in handy when all you want is a nice, clean background. AnnieChanie

  2. Such a fun and informative post!! I definitely picked up a few tips for my own blog. I recently tried scattering confetti as a background, and it seemed to work nicely. I love your idea of using different kinds of glossy or patterned paper as a backdrop, as well as magazine collage, a really creative idea! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Yay! I'm glad you found this post helpful. I haven't had a chance to try all of these blog prop ideas but I definitely want to give the confetti a go. That's really sweet of you to say! Thank you Helen! AnnieChanie


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