How To Instagram a Room?

 

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through instagram and wondering how bloggers and instagrammers capture such inspiring images of there interiors? Well we ask two designers/bloggers/photograpghers on how they instagram a room and a few more tips along the way.

 


Fredrik Riskvik

  • Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Fredrik Risvik and I work in retail for a store called Høyer in my hometown of Stavanger.

  • Where do you find your inspiration to style the room?

It´s mostly when out travelling I get new ideas as to seeing so many lovely places. Coffee shops, small niche stores and just walking the streets with a mix of different architecture. I like the organized mess with lots of small objects.

  • What is your choice of equipment?

My iPhone is most used, but sometimes I use my Sony A7.

  • Do you use filters and if so which is your favourite?

I use VSCOcam (C6) and then adjust light and colours in Afterlight.

  • What is your favourite item of furniture to photograph in a room?

It must be the eames chair as I also got the (@onmyeames) account ;)

  •  What does the feeling of a space mean to you and how do you portray that through an Instagram image?

It gives me lots of ideas on how I can create it to my own, and as to photos I would want the photo to portray the setting of how we use it. A bit of natural mess with coffee cups and the sweatshirt thrown on the sofa.

Fredrik's favorite item, his Eames chair.

Fredrik's favorite item, his Eames chair.

Mixing up chairs for a didning table makes a space feel a little less formal and more personal.

Mixing up chairs for a didning table makes a space feel a little less formal and more personal.

Check out Fredrik Riskvik's instagram page over at instagram.com/fredrikrisvik/


SARAH VAN PETEGHEM

  • Who are you and what do you do?

I'm Sarah Van Peteghem, a Belgian interior stylist and graphic designer living in Munich (just moved from Berlin, where I lived for five years). I design my own prints, together with my boyfriend and blog about interiors that I find inspiring on my blog.

  • Where do you find your inspiration to style the room?

Pinterest is my go to place for finding and collection inspiration. I'm always on the hunt for nice items and combinations of colors, textures and materials. Furthermore, I will sometimes have a look in interior magazines as well, but I also find inspiration in Art galleries for example.

  • What is your choice of equipment?

I usually take pictures with my camera (a Canon 5d Mark ii) so I can use them on my blog as well. The quality is just so much better then the phone. When I take a quick snap though I just use the camera on my phone.

  • Do you use filters and if so which is your favourite?

For the pictures that I take with my camera, I usually don't use a filter. The ones I took with my phone I always edit with vscocam. I think they have nicer settings and filters than the build in Instagram ones.

  • What is your favourite item of furniture to photograph in a room?

A simple white sideboard is perfect to make arrangements on. I love the fact that when you change just a little bit in your home, your house looks different and updated. I will put different frames on top or try out one of my new designs and it will look different every week.

  • What does the feeling of a space mean to you and how do you portray that through an Instagram image?

I think light does a lot to a space. It's nice to take a picture in a bright room, because everything is so well lit, but then it can also be very interesting to take pictures of shadows, sunlight beaming through the shades or a candle lit evening.

Sarah has a real eye for capturing the light perfect for photos using soft textures gives a perfect touch.

Sarah has a real eye for capturing the light perfect for photos using soft textures gives a perfect touch.

Sarah shows us items perfect for a laid back weekend.

Sarah shows us items perfect for a laid back weekend.

Check out Sarah's instagram page over at www.instagram.com/sarah_cocolapine/


if you too want to create interior instagram photos here are a few items which could help create those little touches.

Tablo Table Large (White) - Normann Copenhagen
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The Normann Copenhagen Tablo table has a huge large white surface which is perfect for flat lay photos and houses candlesticks perfectly along with large coffee table books.

Hygge Scented Candle (Cosiness) - Skandinavisk
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Our Skandinavisk range of candles almost look too good to burn but we can gurantee that you will want as they smell amazing.

Placing objects like this Studio Arhoj pearl adds a personal touch around the home.

Chunk Of Marble (Large) - Menu
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Adding a little drama and luxury to a bookcase or coffee table with the Menu chunk of marble and it is true it's a big chunk!