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Secrets That Will Transform Your Next DIY Project

If you’re thinking of your next DIY project already, maybe you’re thinking of reupholstering a chair or painting a table, you’re going to want it to look its best. Here, you’ll find some amazing secrets that will make your DIY project look even better, whoever you might be showing it off to. Take a look…

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Always Consider Your Lighting
If you’re posting a photo of your project on your blog or to social media, then you need to make sure the lighting is right while you’re taking those photos. Lighting is a critical factor in any of your posts, especially if you want engagement. Pictures taken in poorly lit environments just won’t get the same amount of attention as a post that is taken in expert lighting. Try taking pictures in natural lighting as often as you can to remedy this.

Stage Your Project
Staging your project by placing certain items around it to make it look its best is a must if you’re going to make your project look its best. You can’t simply put it anywhere with little thought and snap a picture. You’d stage a house if you were trying to sell it, and you need to do the exact same thing with your DIY projects. Although you should stage your project, you should still make it look a little lived in – otherwise, your picture could end up looking too sterile and staged.

Groupings In Odd Numbers
Whether you’re positioning your new piece in your home or you’re just looking for a way to show it off to its full potential, groupings in odd numbers is a tried and tested secret from many industry professionals. Odd groupings create more visual interest because things are not entirely symmetrical. You can use this trick with your projects, furniture, wall art, and more.

Use The Rule Of Thirds For Your Photography
This is similar to the above rule, but now we’re talking about photographing your project again.

The rule states that a photograph should be broken down into nine separate boxes using two equally spaced vertical lines and two equally spaced horizontal lines. The main components of your photo should hit at least one of these lines or intersections. When you do this you can create more visual interest in an image, perhaps by having your subject a little off centre.

Stick To Projects That Suit Your Skillset
All of the best DIY bloggers know their skills and design aesthetic. This is something you should do even if you’re not looking to make it big as a DIY or decor blogger. Perhaps you’re a dab hand at using RMP oxolic bleach on your woodworking projects, but not so great at cross stitching. You can get better at anything with practice, but you should probably avoid blogging your mediocre projects just yet. It’s worth noting that projects that aren’t conducive to your design style might end up being hidden away forever and become a waste of money and resources.

Edit Your Pictures
Even fantastic pictures will require editing to look their best. This is something all DIY bloggers do. You could use free editing software to do it, and you can even do it on your phone.

This is a collaborative post.

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