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Home Items That Can Help You Create A More Instagrammable Bedroom

Invest in white anything!

Photography: (L to R) Mandaue Foam, IKEA

Confession: My bedroom isn't exactly Instagrammable. I've got wardrobe cabinets, shelves, and a chest of drawers which make my room look stuffy and suffocating. But since I find joy in taking shelfies (check out Cosmoph Beauty IG, please), I wanted to invest in items that would turn any square photo into the most #aesthetic image.

Turns out, this IG-first bedroom makeover plan isn't so expensive! I didn't have to "renovate" my whole room because the small IG square photo didn't require a 360-degree view of my space. I just upgraded everyday items which would be seen in the frame. If you're curious to find out which items I got, read on!

Best Aesthetic Home Decor For Your Instagram Shoots

1. Acrylic bed tray

P1,600, Lazada

I love having breakfast in bed, and there are mornings when I enjoy working on my laptop in bed, too! Investing in this clear bed tray makes taking work IG Stories and "What I Eat In Day" pics so easy!


2. Table lamp

P735, Mandaue Foam

I love sleeping in a dark bedroom so I never saw the need for a lamp. But I realized, the incandescent glow from it adds a lovely touch to shelfies (and cat pics).

3. White Side Table

Lack Side Table in White, P490, IKEA (soon to be available on IKEA PH, but you may also inquire in Furniture Source)

Ikea Lack Side Table

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I needed an area to serve as my mini studio, so I got a small table. I could just cover it with cute kitchen towels to change its look.

4. White beddings & duvet

Plain 5-in-1 Beddings Set, P1,650, Neatens Manila 

White bedsheets made my Instagram life so much easier! The products pop out so well, but a warning:  White beddings are so hard to maintain! (I only take them out when I need to shoot something important.) And although it's always hot and humid in the PH, a duvet is a nice addition to any bedroom as it gives it a nicer, cozier feel (plus the cushy look is so perfect for IG). It's also nice to snuggle in it during rainy and cool days!

5. White curtains

H&M Home 2-pack multiway curtains, P1,190, Zalora


Natural light is still best, so I bought curtains that would let the sun in.

*Ira Nopuente is the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan Philippines

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