My Pinterest Obsession | Flat lays


Anybody else obsessed with flat lays? No? Just me?

I seem to follow so many Instagram accounts dedicated to flat lays because I think they look so amazing! Obviously, any love that I have seeps over to my Pinterest account and I have already began making a Flat lays board of some of my favourites.

I have to be honest, I don’t know what necessarily constitutes a flat lay. I just deem it a photo taken from above of one or more objects. Still confused? Just a quick Instagram search of the hashtag #flatlays brings up more than enough results to help you out!

Want to do your own flat lays? Check out: From Roses, Who What Wear, The Exposure Co and Ling Out Loud for inspiration and tips on how to nail them.

01 Things Spilling From a Bag

02 Bed Flat Lays

03 Sporadic Flat Lays

04 Structured Flat Lays

I hope you guys like my attempt at my first ever flat lay in the featured image!

What is your opinion on flat lays?




  1. April 22, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I also love flat lays and I have serious obsession with them. But it’s so hard to achieve the look of those instagram ones, I struggle a lot. xx

    • April 23, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      I feel the same! I never feel like I can truly capture it the way others can. Some people have a knack for getting it right! xx

  2. April 22, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I love the bed flat lays, they just look super comfy!

    • April 23, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      Same! I don’t think I could ever pull them off without getting makeup/drink/food everywhere! Would actually be funny to hear about any fails in bed flat lays that people have had! Haha xx

  3. April 23, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I enjoy looking at flat lays too, it’s a great source of inspiration.

    • April 23, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      I think some of them are just gorgeous! I love how there are so many ways of doing them too xx

  4. April 23, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I have extreme respect for those who do bed flat lays with drinks! I’d probably spill it everywhere 😂 x

    • April 23, 2017 / 11:18 am

      I’ve also just nominated you for the mystery blogger award! I’m not sure if you do these things so if you don’t just ignore this aha 🙂 x

      • April 23, 2017 / 1:01 pm

        Thank you so much for nominating me! I have scheduled to do it 🙂 xxx

        • April 26, 2017 / 9:13 am

          No problemo! I hope you enjoy! ☺ xxx

    • April 23, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      You know, that was exactly my thought! Hahaha, they must have excellent balancing skills xxx

  5. April 23, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Haha, you have inspired me to create a flatlay board on Pinterest! They’re so beautiful to look at.

    • April 23, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Aw I will have to check it out when you do! They look so great don’t they! Pinterest has loads of great pins of them too xx

  6. April 23, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    The art of flatlays is something I definitely need to master haha – especially the bed flat lays!

    • April 23, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Same here! I might do a little commentary of me attempting to do them! Haha (expectations v reality kind of thing!) xx

  7. April 23, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I didn’t even know what they were tbh so thank you for the explanation and lovely pictures 😊xxx

    • April 23, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Learn something new everyday! They look so cool don’t they?! xxx

  8. April 23, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I LOVE this post! I am so obsessed with flat lays, I could scroll on Pinterest for hours looking at them all. Great post! 💜

    • April 23, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much! They are amazing aren’t they – I shamefully do that all the time haha. Thanks for stopping by lovely 🙂 xx

  9. April 23, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Love this! I love looking at flat lays and finding inspiration to create my own (they never turn out as good though) xx

    • April 23, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you so much! Omg they never do, do they?! Safe to say I will never be a professional photographer for flat lays! haha xxx

      • April 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

        Ha ha I 100% agree I won’t either! I wish mine would turn out like they do in the photos xx

        • April 23, 2017 / 8:58 pm

          Who knows how they do it?! Secrets of photography that I will probably never grasp! Haha xxx

  10. April 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I was trying to figure out what a flat lay was for the longest time. But it all makes sense! I do love these photos. I’ve never tried to do one though, cause all surfaces in my flat are a mess. I need to tidy up XD

    • April 23, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      I wasn’t sure for a while too – don’t worry! Haha, that is hilarious because I’m exactly the same! Where are these people finding perfectly lit white/marble backdrops?!!? xxx

  11. April 24, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I adore this post!
    And I love flat lays!
    But to be honest I always think that I don’t own enough cool stuff to create really good flat lays :’D

    • April 24, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you so much! Hahahaha I think that too! I look around my room and there is a severe lack of cute props to use! xxx

  12. April 24, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    So aesthetically pleasing😍

  13. April 27, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    You’ve inspired me to create my own flat lays board on Pinterest! These photos are so beautiful and creative.

    • April 28, 2017 / 11:34 pm

      Oh really?! Do you have a link, I would love to follow it! They’re so creative, I totally agree xxx

  14. May 13, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Flat lays are just so pretty to look at!

    • May 13, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      I know! I have got so much more obsessed since I posted this too! Hahah xxx

  15. August 30, 2017 / 2:01 am

    This is my first time actually seeing the different types of flat lays! I am definitely going to use a few of these ideas for my future insta posts!

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