Hello everyone! Welcome to Instagram Theme ideas #1!
You already know it. I LOVE making Instagram themes.
I’m always making and testing new Instagram themes in my Preview app and I thought it would be fun to record what I’m doing.
Today, I felt like making a minimal , natural Instagram theme . Let’s take it back to the basics. Let’s make a simple Instagram feed that flows and make you feel peaceful.
The keywords for this theme are: natural , minimalist and peaceful .
I’m going to share with your my thought process and each step that I take when I make an Instagram theme.
1. Choose your photos wisely
I want to make a natural, minimalist and peaceful feed. So I need to choose photos that are peaceful and natural.
For the photos to look natural and peaceful, they need to:
- Be minimal (not too much going on in the photos, otherwise the feed will not look peaceful), and
- Use Carousel to do a post that has multiple photos and videos in it
- Use Repost to repost other people’s posts from Instagram
- Use Free Photos to find beautiful free photos
- Pretty Life
- Slow Living
Let’s talk about the colors.
When you think of nature, what colors pop into your mind?
I think about these colors:
So I will make sure that the photos I choose have these colors in them. The colors will make my theme flow.
2. Upload your photos in Preview app
To upload your photos and videos:
As you can see, there are other options:
3. Rearrange the order of your posts
Now that you have uploaded your photos, it is time to design your feed.
The first thing I like to do is rearrange the order of the posts .
To rearrange the order, just drag and drop the photos around. Move the posts around until you are happy with the overall look and feel of your feed.
I like to space out the photos based on the colors in them. For example, I avoid putting all the green photos next to each other.
This is what I mean:
4. Let’s edit
For this Instagram theme, I follow these editing steps:
5. Prepare the caption
Now that you are done with your photos, you can prepare your captions. To write your caption:
6. Choose the hashtags
You can type your favorite hashtags in your caption.
If you’re not sure what Instagram hashtags to use, you can use the Hashtag Finder .
In the Hashtag Finder you will find a bunch of already prepared hashtag groups . You can search by category , city , country and even Instagram community .
The hashtag groups I recommend to check out for this kind of Instagram theme are:
As you will see in the video, I really liked the mix of hashtags I used. So I decided to save this mix of hashtags as a hashtag group . This way, I can reuse this hashtag group on other posts whenever I want (without having to retype each hashtag or look into the Hashtag Finder again).
7. Schedule your posts
Last step: scheduling.
Natural, minimal and peaceful ?
What do you think about this theme? Let me know if you try to make a natural Instagram theme too.
What theme should I make next?