Instagram Photo Ideas at Home

Super creative Instagram photo ideas at home of yourself, for girls, guys, outside in the garden, in your bedroom, etc... You’re going to love it!

Hello beautiful people of the Internet!

Today I’m coming at you with Instagram photo ideas at home .

These are picture ideas at home of yourself, for girls and for guys.

There will be some cute photo ideas and some super creative ones too.

I’ll also share with you some extra tips like:

  • Which hashtags you can use for your photo and
  • Which filters to use to make your photo look beautiful


Let’s go.

What you’re eating

Let’s start with one of the easiest at-home photo ideas: take photos of what you eat:

Recommended filter:
Food or Blogger Filter Packs in Preview App

Recommended hashtags:
Food, Food Blogger, Homemade Food, Flatlay in Preview App

What you’re drinking

You can also take a photo of you drinking or just a photo of your drink in your hand.

Drinking selfie:

Or drink photo only:

Or you chilling with your drink:

What you’re cooking

Love cooking? Or attempting to cook?

You can create a carousel post of your cooking steps:

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we resorted to *literally* stretching two cups of bread flour and it’s now raining homemade poppy & fennel seed crackers in my apt! ??

A post shared by christine han (@dearsaturdays) on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:31pm PDT

Day in the life

Take photos throughout your day and then create a carousel post :

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Quarantine day 29 ??

A post shared by Chiara Ferragni ✨ (@chiaraferragni) on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:11am PDT

Your journal

Do you journal? You can take a photo of your journal, or of you writing in your journal:

Recommended hashtags :
Bullet journal, Planner, Slow life, Lifestyle Blogger in Preview App

Your work-from-home office

If you’re working from home, you can share a photo of your workstation.

If you’re studying, you can share your desk situation:

Or you can record a desk tour video:

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Sharing my home office desk space today since most of us are working from home right now!?✨ A clean, decluttered space allows you to focus and be more productive. Check out my blog for a full room tour! ??

A post shared by J E N N I F E R M A R I E ?? (@love.jen.marie) on Apr 4, 2020 at 5:57pm PDT

Favorite spots in your home

You can take photos of your favorite spots in your home. Or even different spots in your bedroom only.

It can be just your bed, or your couch, or maybe a shelf you’ve decorated:

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Cozy at home ☁️ with all this extra time in the house, I’ve had lots of questions about where everything is from! ?? You can screenshot any of these photos to shop via the LTK app or click the link in my bio. If you don’t see the exact item linked, it’s because it’s older so I’ve made notes of where those items are originally from below the product links. I also included rug sizes and any additional info you guys have been asking for! A few other notes: paint color is Extra White by Sherwin Williams. Kitchen island color is Black Magic by Sherwin Williams. We live in a 3 story townhouse that we built 2 years ago. The bottom floor is our basement with a wet bar & entertaining space. The middle floor is our living space with our kitchen & living rooms. The top floor has 3 bedrooms (one is my office- not very cute so I didn’t share pics ?). Hope this helps! LMK if you have other questions and I’ll try to do a tour soon! – this pic: Sofa & coffee table are from @urbanstylesindy, cabinet is older from @athomestores #liketkit #LTKhome

A post shared by Kathleen Post ( on Mar 29, 2020 at 7:21am PDT

Recommended hashtags:
Home, Interior, Home Decor, Home Organisation and Hinch in Preview App


Talking about decorating, you can post a photo or video of you decorating:

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Spending weekend time in this cozy and comfy reading cum working nook? loving whole monochrome look. Watch the whole video of how i created this corner? . Beautiful handmade porcelain planters by @harlaarts Background music: Justin Bieber – Forever @justinbieber . . . Saturday #myhomevibes

A post shared by Myhomevibes (@myhomevibes) on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:10am PDT

Pantry / Fridge goals

If you love food, nutrition and wellness, or just want to show your organisation skills, you can take photos of your pantry:

Or how you snack in your pantry:

Or a photo of your fridge organisation skills:

Staircase photo

Awesome photo idea at home for fashion and lifestyle bloggers. If you have stairs in your home, you can take fun and stylish photos in your staircase:

Your daily routine

Instagram photo idea for students and business owners. You can take a photo of your schedule. It can be on your computer screen, your physical diary, or your blackboard, like this:

Morning routine

Share the details of your morning routine, with a picture of you in the morning.

You can also create a short video of your morning routine, like this:

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i hope everyone’s doing okay today ? my heart was v heavy this morning and i just didn’t want to keep acting like everything was totally normal because it isn’t. here’s a snippet from my morning today. even though i might not be 100% it’s important for me to still show up for myself. getting fresh air and getting ready for the day always brightens my mood. and playing with vincent ALWAYS makes me feel better. while everything is overwhelming right now, drop some things that make you happy, or things you’re grateful for down below. ? i’d love to read them and i’m sure others would love the positivity as well. _ our family sends you the biggest hug and all the love! thank you everyone out there working for us to stay safe! nurses, first responders, truck drivers, mail and delivery and EVERYONE ELSE. we LOVE you! ?

A post shared by Brittany Lupton ☼ CPT (@_brittanylupton) on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:18pm PDT

Night time routine

Share a photo of your night time routine.

It can be a photo of an activity you do at night, or what you do to wind down, or the products you use at night (like tea or skincare products):

Bed side table situation

Love your night table / bedside table decor?

Are you reading a nice book at night?

Or keep some beauty / relaxation essentials on your bedside table?

Take a cute photo of it:

Skincare photo

You can share a photo of your favorite skincare products:

Or a photo of yourself getting pampered:

Photo in bed

Another fun Instagram photo idea at home is to take photos in bed:

Take photos from above your head

A creative Instagram photo idea is to take photos from above your head.

Reach your arm high up above your head and take a photo of yourself from above:

You can also set up your tripod or ask someone to take a photo of you from above:

Cosy photo on the couch

Keep it chilled and comfy by taking photos from your couch / sofa / living room:

Funny dance video

These are super popular Instagram post ideas at home at the moment.

A lot of people are posting their TikTok videos on Instagram:

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Nobody can say we aren’t makin’ the MOST of staying inside ? We can’t be stopped hahah ? can we talk about how @matt_shepp is lowkey so smooth tho ??? #dance #tiktok #fridaynight

A post shared by BRE SHEPPARD (@bresheppard) on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:57pm PDT

Sing / Do a TikTok challenge

Like this:

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Who else stopped shaving? ? the things you start doing during quarantine

A post shared by Negin Mirsalehi (@negin_mirsalehi) on Apr 8, 2020 at 7:21am PDT


Don’t want to take a photo? You can share a quote:

Print a quote

Another cute Instagram photo idea you can do at home is to print a quote and create a flatlay with it:

Write a quote on paper

This is one of my favorite Instagram photo ideas at home.

Hand-write a quote on a piece of paper:

What you’re grateful for today

Share a photo and write in the caption what you’re grateful for today:

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Let’s kick off this week with gratitude and positivity! Here are 5️⃣ things I'm extremely grateful for. What are yours? HEALTH ??- It's a scary time to be preggos but I’m happy to be healthy and hopefully baby is too! JOB ??‍? – I’m very privileged to be able to WFH during this time. Thank you to the front line workers for continuing to work and keeping us all safe! FAMILY / FRIENDS ??? – Jeff, furbabies, family and friends keep me sane even if we can only see each other virtually. HOME ? – I’m lucky to have a house to stay home in. All of the #quarantina projects have kept us busy! WEATHER ☀️? – Seattle is going to hit 60 this week and I'm loving the sun and flowers on our daily walks!

A post shared by Tina | Seattle Blogger (@justatinabit) on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:31pm PDT

Instagram versus Reality

Use a carousel post to show your Instagram photo versus the reality photo:

Or create a side-by-side collage:

Book you’re reading

Love reading?

You can take a lot of creative Instagram photos at home with books:

Minimalist photo:

Book selfie + photos of book pages to show your favorite parts:

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#vlbookclub Untamed by Glennon Doyle. I couldn’t put this book down and finished it in 3 days. It gave me everything I love most: a real life human who’s putting their pain, struggle, wins and losses out in the open and shares all that she learned in the process. The way the book is structured- it keeps you on your toes. A new lesson, a new realization, a new AHA moment is around the corner in every story she shares. This is the first book I’ve read of @glennondoyle and im officially a fan. A few of my favorite words ??

A post shared by Valeria Lipovetsky (@valerialipovetsky) on Apr 2, 2020 at 2:42pm PDT

Or eBook photo for eBook lovers:

The ultimate book photo

Lay books everywhere around you for a super fun and eye-catching Instagram photo at home:

New hobby

Are you learning a new hobby?

Like playing an instrument:

Or painting:

Letterboard quotes

Letterboards are super popular props for photos at home. They catch people’s attention and they can be super fun:

Workout of the day

Love working out?

You can share a photo of you after you worked out.

Or record yourself working at-home:

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⭐️ SOFA WORKOUT COMING IN HOT Be sure to LIKE ? & SAVE ❗️ for later! I AM SO PROUD OF EVERY SINGLE PERSON SMASHING THEIR HOME WORKOUTS! 80% of the amazing @toneandsculptapp ladies have reverted from gym to home and we are loving it. Utilising what we have and keeping our bodies moving BRAND NEW WORKOUTS now live ❗️ on the @toneandsculptapp TOMORROW CHALLENGES / TARGET AREAS / 15 MINUTE FULL BODY WORKOUTS AND MORE! I am truly listening to you all. You come first. TRY THIS SOFA WORKOUT NOW! METHOD: 1️⃣ SQUAT STEP UP 2️⃣ JUMPING LUNGE 3️⃣ BOX SQUAT 4️⃣ HIP THRUST 5️⃣ COMMANDOS 6️⃣ ELEVATED BRIDGE ALL: 20 REPS 4 SETS (10 REPS EACH LEG) Please note: puff your sofa once youre done heheheheh #homeworkout #workoutathome #toneandsculpt

A post shared by KRISSY CELA | Workout Anywhere (@krissycela) on Mar 19, 2020 at 12:20pm PDT


Take a photo of your closet:

Shoe flatlay

If you’re a shoe lover and collector, you can create fun Instagram photos at home with your shoes:

Shoe collection video

You can shoot a shoe collection video:

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Spring sneaker rotation ? I’m such a sneaker girl ? Linked all of them in my bio if you wanna shop! Which pair is YOUR fave??? #sneakers #shoes #casuastyle

A post shared by BRE SHEPPARD (@bresheppard) on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:55am PDT

Outfit of the day

Take a photo of your outfit of the day in the mirror, or ask someone to take a photo of you for you:

Outfit details

Use the carousel feature to show your outfit details:

Outfit ideas video

How about you have some fun and create multiple outfits with the clothes you have in your closet? You can create a fun outfit idea video:

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Which spring dress are you feeling, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6? Waiting (not so patiently ?) to bust out these looks as soon as it gets warmer out and we can go outside ??‍♀️.

A post shared by Valeria Lipovetsky (@valerialipovetsky) on Apr 5, 2020 at 2:00pm PDT


Take a photo of your backside. Make it fashion or cute or both.

What’s in your bag

Take a photo of what’s in your bag. It can be your handbag, your gym bag, your school bag, your shopping bag.

Mirror selfie

Mirror selfies are super popular on Instagram.

Standing up:

On the floor:

With a round mirror:

Show parts of your outfit in a small mirror #aesthetics:

Phone selfie

Take super close-up selfies with your phone that kind of hides your face.

I’m calling this photo ideas the Phone Selfie:

Under a blanket

Go under bed sheets or use the sleeves of a flowy top to create a soft, creative selfie:

Mirror inception

If you love editing photos, try this:

What (or who) you miss

Share a photo of a place, food, or special someone you miss:

Photo with your loved ones

Take a photo with your boyfriend, girlfriend or family:

Or even with your furry friend:

Photo of your pet

Who doesn’t love photos of dogs, cats, hedgehogs, rabbits?

Why not take a mirror selfie too?

Or a fun angle?

Things you’ll never take for granted again

If you’re reading this during the 2020 lockdown, you can share things that you’ll never take for granted again.

Throwback / Flashback photos

Don’t want to take any photos at home?

Share old photos . They can be photos that bring back good memories or weird memories or flashbacks to a trip you took, or a special event.

Polaroid photos

This is such a cute Instagram photo idea at home. If you have some photos laying around your house, you can take them and take a photo of them:

Photo collages

Join photos together in one post:

Magazine cuts

Cut parts of magazines and recreate a photo with them:

Cute flatlays

Create a flatlay of your favorite things:

Or create a flatlay of your outfit:

Giant flatlay

Let your imagination run wild. This is one of my favorite Instagram photo ideas at home: create a giant flatlay on the floor, with you in it.

Take things from around your house and create a scene.

This will be a very eye-catching photo for sure:

Jewelry photo

Take photo of your favorite jewelry pieces:

Close-up details only

This is another super popular Instagram photo idea at home. Don’t show your face. Just show jewelry and outfit details:

The view outside your window

Take a photo of what you see outside your window:

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mother nature giving us a show with last nights sunset ? #westcoast

A post shared by MADISON PAIGE (@madiisonpaige) on Mar 17, 2020 at 9:55am PDT

You, looking outside your window

Take a photo of yourself looking outside the window:

On the other side

Want a unique Instagram photo idea at home? Take a photo of yourself from the other side of the window:


Another creative Instagram photo idea at home is to take a photo of yourself near a reflective surface (like a window or mirror):

In the garden

If you have a garden, you can take some fun photos in the garden:

Sky behind you

Take the photo from below you, so that the background is only the sky.

You can do this in your garden, or in your driveway:

Make a cloud

Take a cotton ball and make it look like a cloud in the sky:

Recreate outside photos inside

I love this Instagram post idea! You can recreate some of your favorite outside photos inside your home or in your garden:

Bring the outside, inside

This is one of the most epic Instagram photo ideas at home.

Create a fun outside scene inside your home.

For example, imagine you are in the jungle:

Childhood photos

Take a photo of one of your childhood photos:

Bathroom mirror selfie

It’s one of the most popular Instagram photo ideas at home: the famous bathroom selfie. Most of the time, bathrooms have awesome lighting for selfies.

Bathtub photo

If you have a bathtub at home and love to enjoy a bath, take a photo next time. You can take relaxing pictures or fun bathroom pics:

Bathroom steam love notes

Want to get creative? Draw or write something on the glass or mirror of your bathroom:

Write on a window or mirror

You can also take a whiteboard market and write on a window:

Or use a lipstick:

Hair fun

Take creative photos with your hair. You can put flowers, or paper hearts or stars:

Nail selfie

Don’t want to take a photo? You can share a quote:

Recommended filters:
Nail or Cream Filters in Preview App to make your nail photos look amazing.


Take a flatlay photo of your favorite makeup products:

Recommended filters:
Use the Makeup, Hair, Cream or Blogger Filter Packs in Preview App to make your makeup photos pop.

Outside the box editing

If you love editing, you can create something magical at home, on your computer or phone.

Swipe to see the real, at home photo:

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Dreaming of flower fields and purple sunsets ✨? (Swipe to see the magic!)

A post shared by Mallory Joy ? (@malloryonthemoon) on Mar 30, 2020 at 11:12am PDT

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Ne yani, ev hapsindeyiz diye Eyfel’e karşı kahvemi içemeyecek miyim???⁣ ⁣ Şu an gerçekten 1 saattir bu fotoğrafı düzenlemeye çalıştığım için parmaklarım ve gözlerim bağımsızlığını ilan etti? Her bir detayın üzerinden tekrar tekrar geçmek, balkon demirlerini temizlemek, yan pencerelere yansımaları eklemek derken böyle bir fotoğraf çıktı ortaya? Ben sadece fotoğrafın renkleriyle oynamıştım ama Talya @dunyayigezenkiz E manzarayı ne yapcaksın? diyerek bana ilham verdi ve bir anda Paris’e ışınlandım?⁣ ⁣ Gelelim neler yaptığıma:⁣ ?Fotoğrafın tüm renk, ışık ve netlik ayarlarını @lightroom ‘da yaptım⁣ ⁣ ?Arkaya Eyfel yerleştirme işini de @picsart ‘ta. Uygulama içerisindeki küçük resime tıklayıp Paris yazdım ve beğendiğim bir kareyi fotoğrafımın üzerine ekledim. Asıl can alıcı nokta ise yukarıda bahsettiğim gibi detaylar. Ben, saçlarım, balkon demirleri vs’nin üzerini çizip geri kalan her yeri sildim, böylelikle eklediğim fotoğraf uyum sağladı. Sağladı dimi??⁣ ⁣ Bu ikisinin dışında başka bir şey yapmadım. Ufak tefek hatalar var ama o da olsun o kadar? Ee yarınki kahveyi nerde içelim dersiniz? ?⁣ ⁣ . #evdekal #evdekaltürkiye #coronavirüsü #coronaturkiye #koronavirüsü #koronavirüs #koronatürkiye #evdekalturkiye #fotoğrafçılık #fotoğrafheryerde #fotografdukkanım #bloggerlifestyle #covid19türkiyede #travelvibes #traveladdicts

A post shared by ????? (@ahterozmen) on Apr 4, 2020 at 7:37am PDT

The bandage trick

Do you have some spare band aids?

Soak in the sunshine

Go in the sun and take a photo of yourself using your self timer or ask someone to take the photo for you:

Shadow play

You can play with the light and shadows to create awesome Instagram photos at home:

Shapes and Shadows

Cut shapes in a paper (like stars, hearts). Place the paper in the sun to create shape shadows.

Click on the image to watch the behind the scenes video :


The trick:

  • One person is far away from the camera
  • The other person is holding something super close to the camera

Adjust yourself or the object in front of the camera, and voila:


Make your followers turn their head.

Click on the photo to see how to take this photo yourself at home:

Upside down

This is one of the most unique Instagram photo ideas you can do at home.

It’s rare to see upside down photos on Instagram, so your photo will definitely catch people’s attention.

Hands everywhere

If you love editing photos, you can try this photo idea where you take photos of your hands coming from all directions.

Click on the photo to see how she did it:

Newspaper wall

Stick newspaper pages on the wall to create a fun background for your photos at home.

Stick things on the wall

You can stick anything to your wall. You can stick flowers or leaves. Or you can make stars out of paper or hearts:

And you can create your own fun feature wall:

You can also hang bed sheets to create a soft white, textured wall:

Let it hang

This is one of the most beautiful Instagram photo ideas at home.

Hang things from your ceiling using transparent strings to create a floating effect:

Click to see the behind the scenes to create this photo idea:

Glass of water

Sometimes all you need is a glass of water.

Create shapes with things

You can use tea leaves, coffee beans, rocks, crystals, flowers, sand, cereals, or any kind of food to create fun shapes:

Photo inception

This is another inception photo idea.

Take a photo of a photo you took on your phone in the same spot where you took the photo:

Draw on photos

You can draw on your photos . It can be as simple as doing one stroke, or making patterns anywhere on your photo:

Draw smile on things

There are so many things in your house. Plants, plates, spoons, papers, shoes, and eggs!

You can draw little smiley faces anywhere and put a smile on somebody’s face too:

Have fun!

Look around yourself and start seeing everyday objects and places differently.

Let your imagination run wild.

Have fun!

Your turn to take fun Instagram photos at home!

Please leave a big thumbs up in the comments if you enjoyed this blog post! It took me so long to put it together, and I’d love to know if it inspired you.

Also, if you find other fun / creative Instagram photo ideas at home, please let me know too.

Until next time, you can keep reading our Instagram blog or start planning your beautiful feed with Preview App .

And as always: have fun!

– Alex