Flat Lay Props, How to Use Them for Stunning Flat Lay Photos on your Styling Mat

01 Feb , 2019

Stacking vessels is a great way to add depth and interest to your flat lay, but before you go stacking everything you can find, here are 3 tips to stacking for maximum visual impact.

1. Stack vessels that are either a set or that match in color and texture. Stacking metal and wood together, for instance, can look messy and unappealing. Keep the colors of your vessels as similar as possible. You can see with the comparisons below that the first image looks cohesive and easy to look at, while the stacking in the second image is chaotic and difficult to look at. 

2. Nest your vessels rather than laying them out on top of each other. As you can see in the images below, nesting matching vessels as a focal point looks a whole lot more pleasing than simply laying out and layering a bunch of pieces, even if they match.

3. Don't feel the need to always make the stacked vessels the focal point of your flat lay. They can add beautiful little accents when used as a small part of the flat lay too. 

Photos by Taken by Sarah Photography and styling by Ramon Gomez.