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7 Best Flatlay Props You Should Buy

Do you want to shoot a Flatlay but are short on flatlay props?

Many day-to-day items that you might already have around your place, can be flatlay props.

Every flatlay tells a story. Flatlay Photography is not just a top-shot of some items thrown in together.

There are things that go behind creating an aesthetically pleasing flatlay. Your flatlay can be beautiful with multiple props and even with 2-3 props in a minimal theme.

To save yourself some time, plan out your flatlay in advance. Plan out the composition, write down the props you might need, the light which will match the mood, etc.

It can take some time to get used to this. But you will realize that your flatlays start looking more well-put and attractive.

Check out my Pinterest board – Flatlay ideas for inspiration.

In this post, we will cover the props category in detail. A list of flatlay props that you can use in your pictures. Build up your collection slowly, so that you’re never short on props again.

List of 7 flatlay props you need

Cup & Saucer

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One of the most versatile flatlay props has to be a cup and saucer. It can be styled in so many ways.

And even it is not the hero prop in your flatlay, you can add it in a corner or at the back as a side prop.

They’re pretty affordable too! And chances are that you already have one in your house.

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Flowers & greens

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Flowers and greens bring in a fresh pop of color in flatlays. You can use them as a bouquet, single flower, or petals spread around the setup.

Greens such as the popular monstera leaf or, succulents, a small potted plant can be a great addition to your flatlays.

As it is not possible to have fresh flowers with you at all times, invest in some good-quality artificial flowers too.

Dried flowers and pampas grass is a trending choice, although it is a bit more expensive than the other options.

Also Read: Online Courses for Flatlay Photography

Dainty Stationery items

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Stationery items come in all sizes, big and small. You can get them online or at any nearby stationery store.

Some of the items that can be used as flatlay props are paper clips, notebooks, washi tapes, vintage scissors, etc.

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Wooden & other trays

Create layers in your flatlay by using trays such as wooden, mirror trays, desk organizers, and cement trays.

Aesthetic cement and terrazzo trays are going around a lot these days on Instagram.

Also Read: How To Shoot Flatlays With A Color Palette | GarimaShares

Ceramic plates

Thick ceramic plates in pastel colors are a gem. They can be a little harder to come across, but when you spot one, get it!

I have a white ceramic plate that I use often in my flatlays. Here’s how you can style it-

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Small jewelry pieces

Bracelets, rings, minimal necklaces add a luxe factor to your pictures. Keep the jewelry you wear and the jewelry you shoot separate.

For flatlays, you can manage with a bit more affordable accessories if you take care of them so that they don’t lose their color. Avoid wearing them and don’t let them touch the water.

I used a necklace and a few rings in this flatlay I posted on Instagram. The cement tray on the top left is from May Homes.

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Candles

Want to create a cozy flatlay? Don’t forget a candle!

Almost any kind of candle works for flatlays- jar candles, pillar candles, bubble can



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