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:

Day in the life

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

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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:

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

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:

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:

Sing / Do a TikTok challenge


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:

Instagram versus Reality

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

Or create a side-by-side collage:

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:


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:

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:


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:

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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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