10 Blog Props I Love

If you’re a blogger, coming up with new blog props for your photos all the time can be hard. You want to keep things fresh, look pretty, but still have your own recognisable style/brand. I love when people take great care with their photography, to make things look their very best; no matter what type of blogger they are.

Sometimes we end up getting stuck in a photo rut though, and coming up with new ideas can be tricky. So today I thought I’d share my list of favourite blog prop ideas with you guys, in the hopes that it inspires your photography!

 

1. Colourful papers/textures
I’m a huge fan of colour, so I immediately love to see lots of colourful paper/card/tissue paper used in photos. However, you can play around with this by sticking to muted colours, or rolls of marble paper!

2. Plushies
Probably a surprising one, but I love to see people use plushies and other cute toys/collections in their blog photography. Whether it’s Tsum Tsums, Pop Funko’s or other geeky toys; it adds so much fun and personality!

3. Stationery
The greatest thing ever is buying new stationery, and now you have even more of an excuse because it makes great blog photos! Pencil cases, cute pens, notebooks or sticky notes; all of them are fab.

4. Magazines
Adding a shot of a magazine in a photo seems to add an instant chic feel, don’t you think? Okay, well it does if it’s Vogue or another gorgeous mag; maybe not so much if its Auto Trader! Plus it means you have a whole magazine of imagery you could use as part of your photo then!

5. Tech
Laptops, phones, tablets, ipods – all make great blog props and can work wonders in your photography for really setting a scene.

6. Beauty products
I love when people use lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes or even just a hand cream; it adds a girly touch no matter what the blog post may be about.

7. Artwork
If you want your blog photography to be unique, there are so many ways you could use pretty artwork in your shots. In fact, check out my Etsy store for cute prints that make great blog photo props!

8. Fairy lights/Bunting
Framing your images or adding more depth with fairy lights blurred in the background, or cute bunting handing down; can make a whole world of difference! It means your photos have something extra special, rather than a simple face on shot of that new lippie.

9. Balloons/confetti/glitter/party decorations
I LOVE this, and I tend to use these things a lot. I personally love a colourful, party vibe; so confetti, glitter and other typically ‘party’ themed items feature a lot in my photos. I’ve become quite known for my colourful confetti over the years haha 🙂

10. Plants/flowers
A beautiful addition to any style of blog post, is plants or flowers. They set a scene naturally, and can add colour, or keep muted if you wish. I just LOVE when people use ’em!

 

What about you guys, what blog props do you love using/seeing?

 

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  • Steph

    I also really like fairy lights in the background, as well as a colour scheme. There doesn’t always have to be a colour scheme, but sometimes it looks more ‘put together’, intentional and professional.

    I’ve only just recently started noticing other’s blog photography-with the intention of upping my skills. Let’s see how that pays off!

    Steph

  • Laura Torninoja

    I’m definitely a fan of flowers and colourful stationary – they always make any picture seem a bit fresher (in some cases literally haha!). I like the other tips too – I’ll need to bookmark this post for future use..! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • I bought some flowers from IKEA as blog props and OH MY GOD they have really helped improve my photos! I want to invest in some more props too but I need to create my own style at the same time which is something I’m still figuring out lol.

    Definitely going to bookmark to this 🙂

    Ali | Ali Caitrin

  • Alyssa Larsen

    I really love cute paperclips for some reason as well as flowers! Your photos are always gorgeous!

  • clare⭐

    Great ideas! I really want to try adding fairy lights to my photos 🙂
    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I love this post, I am going to have to bookmark it so that I remember it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  • Pollypoptart

    Great post -you do great photos on here and on instagram so I definitely respect your opinion! <3
    Paula http://insertmyblognamehere.blogspot.com

  • Love this list! I use a lot of these things for blogging photos, but love the idea of party decorations!

  • Trying to up my prop game by finally coming up with a theme – now I just need to collect all the pieces for said theme! I love seeing flowers and vintage bits and bobs in photos, gives them a bit of life and history!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Maria

    This post is so helpful! Thanks.
    -Maria
    She Blushes

  • Plushies! This is why your photos always look amazing, I would have never thought of plushies! <3 Loved this post, it definitely has given me some inspiration!

    Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow lovely at the Makeup Rev party! 🙂 xx

  • Erin Russell

    I love a little candle tray for mine, or a scarf. Love a blog prop!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • I have few props at my disposal, mostly because I don’t want to spend on them, lol. I have a fake bouquet of white flowers that show up in almost all of my photos, and then there’s my pen/pencil holder with a bunch of my writing tools. Sometimes I’ll use a lit candle in the background for warmth, but that’s mostly all I do right now. I’m debating on a style change – should be fun to create!
    Ashlynn| http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

  • Thanks for sharing your suggestions! I’m hopeless at using props for my posts and I really should invest in some. I’ll keep these ones in mind when I’m on the look out for some 😀
    VioletDaffodils
    xx