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4 Tips for Bedroom Photography

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The bedroom is more than a place where we “slap ourselves on the ear” at night. It is our retreat – an oasis of well-being to leave the stressful everyday life behind us. Here we look for relaxation, hang on to our dreams and also ponder one or the other problem. If you want to put your bedroom in the limelight, you can put an attractive model on the bed – or follow tips for interior shooting.

In order for us to feel comfortable, our bedroom as well as our bed should be particularly comfortable, homely, and well-cleaned by your mattress cleaning provider. Cuddly pillows and a soft blanket ensure that we would like to lie down right away. An important point is therefore the design of the bedroom. Of course, this is used in bedroom shootings and makes the bedroom accordingly inviting. We have compiled for you what you should pay attention to when implementing your bedroom shooting!

1. Bright and friendly: Light has a strong effect on interior shootings

In a bedroom shoot, the end result stands and falls within the lighting conditions. An overexposed image looks glaring, a too-dark photograph hardly reveals details. If you look at photos of bedrooms, for example,, the first thing that catches your eye is the beds. They are the focus of bedroom shootings and should therefore be perfectly illuminated. For a calm overall picture, you should first puff up the pillows and smooth the bed linen. Other home textiles, on the other hand, can be placed a little more casually to express the coziness of the bedroom.

During the shoot, make sure that no spotlight hits the bed and any model lying in it from above. Spotlight takes away the spaciousness of the interior and, for example, makes ceilings appear flat. In people, it emphasizes wrinkles and creates unpleasant drop shadows on the face. It makes more sense to take advantage of the natural light and open the curtains wide. If sunlight shines into the room, you photograph with brightness, not the opposite. For this, it makes sense to stand next to a window, as far away from the bed as possible.
Beautiful bedroom photos succeed, for example, at lunchtime, when the sun shines golden into the room. A wide perspective not only gives the room more depth, it also belies unwanted shadows. If there is no natural light, you can remedy this with spotlights. Again, it is important to photograph with the light in the room and not the other way around.

2. The right look symbolizes coziness

As with us the fashionable wardrobe, in a beautiful and inviting bedroom, the home textiles are the alpha and omega. After all, an empty mattress does not invite anyone to relax on it, dream into the day or take a nap. Therefore, it is not surprising that cuddly soft pillows, blankets, and even blankets are used in numerous bedroom shootings. The combination of large and small pillows provides a lot of coziness. By the way, white bed linen suits any environment and does not distract the eye, so it is often used during a photo session in the bedroom. In addition, white reflects the light, so that rooms appear visually larger.

If you want to create a cuddly impression, wool or faux fur blankets as well as faux furs are a nice eye-catcher. In one picture, they emphasize the bed or conceal one or the other wrinkle in the bedding. Structured blankets, for example in fur or waffle look, make you want to reach in and feel the softness on your fingers. At the same time, the mixture of smooth, silky bed linen and textured duvet creates a homely effect that adds depth to your image.


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3. Beautiful pictures live from the harmonious overall impression

The bed frame can look so noble and the bed linen still so soft – if the colors in the picture do not harmonize, it looks restless. Unconsciously, it may even repel the viewer. Although contrasts such as red bedding and green houseplants can occasionally seem exciting – too much of it harms your bedroom shoot. It makes more sense to select all home textiles and the wardrobe of the models in one color family. If you concentrate on warm colors, yellow, orange, red, and copper as well as beige or warm earth tones are ideal. Gold and bronze tones also fit perfectly into the concept.

If you want the bedroom to look rather cool, you can combine colors such as black and blue with silver tones. In addition to home textiles, carpet and wall paint are also part of your photo concept. Accordingly, you should not ignore their colors. Even if the background of your motif should look as harmonious as possible, you do not have to completely do without contrasts. – They make the picture interesting! For example, the home textiles and the color of the walls can create a sensational contrast. A white bed in front of a caramel-colored wall is a good example.

The combination may inspire viewers to imitate. If you decide to paint your walls in the bedroom caramel, you will not only benefit from a new look. As a study from England found, couples with this wall color have sex particularly often. Walls in green or blue, on the other hand, ensure a particularly long and deep sleep.

4. Models at the bedroom shooting: authenticity is the focus

An empty bed can already seem homey enough, but it doesn’t fit every photo project. In one or the other bedroom shooting, one or two models also relax on the duvet or on the sheets.
It is important to focus on scenes that are as authentic as possible. A fluffy out-of-bed hairstyle looks more real in a bedroom photo than a tight ponytail or a back-gelled hairstyle. Silk dresses and suits can also be exchanged for comfortable loungewear, nightgown, or even naked skin.

If you take these points into account, you are guaranteed to create impressive bedroom photos and nothing stands in the way of your successful bedroom shooting.