Prop Ideas for Blog Photography


Prop Ideas for Blog Photography – Do you sometimes browse through different blogs and seeΒ props/items you wouldn’t have thought to use for your blog photography?

Well, I used to and in this post I’m going to be sharing some simple prop ideas for blog photography that you’re going to love and use! πŸ™‚

Prop Ideas For Blog Photography – Flowers

This is an obvious one, I mean who doesn’t love seeing flowersΒ in blog photos – if it’s not on a blog, then it’ll be on instagram!

Either way you NEED to give flowers a go, they’ll add such a pretty touch and a very elegant feel to your photos – once you use them you’ll want to use a variety of different colours and types which is great! πŸ™‚

Prop Ideas For Blog Photography – Smoothies

Not only do they taste yummy but have you ever thought about using a smoothie in your blog photography?

No? Look at the picture above – you can see that it really adds a cute, colourful touch to the photo whilst complimenting the colour of the flower too – just have your smoothie in your favourite mug and colour co-ordinate that too or have it in a clear glass with a pastel coloured straw.

It’s little things like this which will attract your readers and this is what you want, you want to capture your readers’ attention and give them something that they will love!

It’s not only what you write about but how things look too!

Prop Ideas for Blog Photography – Magazines

I’ll be the first to admit that I used to completely ignore the stack of magazines that I would ‘collect’ but they actually serve as wonderful props and backgrounds for your blog photography!

You’ll have noticed that fashion and beauty bloggers use magazines A LOTΒ –Β just browse through Bloglovin and you’ll see what I mean!

There’s a reason for this! Whether it’s to add a ‘fashionista’ vibe to your fashion flat lay or whether you want to show off a new lipstick – you really can’t go wrong with using a magazine!

The glossy pages will compliment your photos making items stand out plus this gives your photos an edge and your readers will thank you for the variety!

Prop Ideas For Blog Photography – Marble

Ahhh, where would we be without marble! This is SUCH a hit and as you might have noticed – I’m loving this (a little too much) and using it in most of my beauty post photos!

It’s one of the most simple backgrounds but I personally think it’s the most beautiful due to it’s simplicity. It gives photos such an elegant, classy feel and if I want to add some colour – a little flower will make an appearance πŸ˜‰

This is a trend that will be going nowhere anytime soon…..

Here are some of my favourite places to shop for props – all affordable!

Wilkinsons (Home / Decorative)

Next (Home/ Decorative)

House of Fraser (Home / Decorative)

H&M (Home / Decorative)

BHSΒ (Home / Decorative)

Β I would love to know what you all think – let me know what you tend to use for your blog photography! πŸ™‚


Image – PinterestΒ 


  1. August 15, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I’m forever looking for props for my photos and sometimes it’s the unusual things that make the best props. Thanks for these tips. xx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 3:40 pm

      I know – the quirkiest things tend to work out for the best haha! πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. Gabrielle
    August 15, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    I love how you’ve blogged about photography pops as they’re the ‘finishing touches’ that can just ‘make’ an image! I love your suggestions of places to visit for props.. H&M home is a brilliant one, I agree, their home department is really something (I adore their marble and/or copper dishes) πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 3:42 pm

      Hahaha thank you very much! Yes – H&M have wonderful things but my local one doesn’t stock home stuff so I have to go further out to another one but they have such a gorgeous marble range too! πŸ™‚ xxx

  3. Cristina
    August 15, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’m in need for some props!

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you – glad you like it πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. August 15, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Great tips, I definitely find background the hardest, whilst it’s summer I like to use the natural environment BUT as soon as it gets colder I am CLUELESS and definitely will take on board these tips, thanks hun xx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:16 pm

      Aww – hopefully these tips will help you though! Check out different places and create your own background / board for placing things on and adding little flowers and accessories – that helps! πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. August 15, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I love the idea with flowers and smoothies! I also think a coffee to go or maybe a Latte from Starbucks would just look as good! I’m ready to explore some of this things in my upcoming posts! Thanks hun for the awesome info!

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:17 pm

      Haha – yes! Starbucks would be brilliant too! See, you’re a few steps ahead of me haha! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks! :)xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Awww thank you so much hun – glad you liked this post and hopefully it’ll help you in some way too!! I have more coming soon on backgrounds and how to create your own too! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ xxx

  6. August 16, 2015 / 6:20 am

    Great tips.
    I love doing flat lays too.
    For me flowers and magazine are the easiest way to beautify your photos and you nailed it

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      Yes – they really are beautiful!! πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. August 16, 2015 / 8:01 am

    I’m always looking for new photography props trying to constantly improve my photography skills. Flowers are one of my favourite things to use but I am yet to try marble. Will check out the options you have here, thanks for sharing x

    Beauty with charm

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much hun – yes, flowers do add such a beautiful touch! πŸ™‚ xxx

  8. Babs
    August 16, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Fabulous β€’β€’β€’β€’ Love it β€’β€’β€’β€’
    Thank you Layla!!!

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Yaaay – thank you!! Glad you like πŸ˜‰ xxx

  9. August 16, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Thank you for these ideas. πŸ™‚

    Mich x

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks Mich! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 5:03 pm

      Hahaha – ah, my local H&M doesn’t have home things so I have to go further away but it’s so worth it! They have gorgeous things! πŸ™‚ xxx

  10. August 17, 2015 / 7:53 am

    Thanks for all the lovely ideas. I really struggle with the photography part of blogging. πŸ™‚

    • sprinkles
      August 17, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you hun, glad you like it! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 18, 2015 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much – I’m glad you agree and like the post! πŸ™‚ xxx

  11. August 17, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    I love these posts! I will definitely try a fresh smoothie or a coffee for more lifestyle-y posts πŸ™‚ xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • sprinkles
      August 18, 2015 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you hun – yay!! Can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚ xxx

  12. August 18, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Love the marble background and flowers idea! Always makes a post look so fresh and bright!

    • sprinkles
      August 18, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Ah, thank you so much – glad you like it πŸ˜€ xxx

  13. September 27, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Great tips πŸ™‚ I will definitely try out some of them! I am not very good at taking photos and I always use my iPhone to do so since I do not own a great camera yet so I need all the help I can get πŸ™‚


    • sprinkles
      September 30, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      Perfect! I have some phone photography tips coming soon!!! πŸ™‚ xxx

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