When it comes to dreamy interiors my desk space is about as good as it gets - and even that's filled with papers and empty coffee cups on a regular basis. So when it comes to taking pretty pictures for my blog I like to get a little creative and make an entire day of it. I mean, who really has a perfectly clean white floor to take flatlay pictures on? Not me. So instead I used a large piece of thick white card to chuck on the floor whenever I need it. Voila!
If you want something a little different than a plain background, collect a few pieces of wood and line them up as if they're wooden flooring of some sort (I know, I'm spilling all of my best kept secrets here). I literally just took apart an old wooden palette, added a few licks of paint on one side (so that I can still use them as plain wooden planks) and put them to the back of my wardrobe.
But the best part comes in the form of props - aka things you probably already own in your day to day life. One of the cheapest things to use as a background is an open magazine. One magazine = countless background options! The next is going for flowers. Since I'm terrible at watering plants I tend to reserve cacti and fake flowers for photo taking time, but obviously this all depends on how much of a dedicated flower shower-er you are. Candles and random vases or pots are always great for filling space in a photo if your pics are looking a little bare.
Lately I've fallen in love with using kitchenware as backdrops - what a wild life I lead. The trays picture above come as a set and are from Dot Com Gift Shop - which is basically crack for anyone into home decor. If you haven't already noticed, I use them in basically every photo I take these days (proof is on Beauty Talk Daily) so to say they have a low cost per wear use is a complete understatement. And the plate? Don't even ask me how pricey that thing was. Who knew pretty crockery was so expensive?