When I first started shooting flatlays, one of my biggest questions was, what am I going to use for my backgrounds. And most importantly, which of my body parts would I need to sell in order to afford said backgrounds??!
After doing a bit of research and a lot of experimenting, I learned that there are plenty of cheap and affordable options when it comes to backgrounds for flatlay photography. Thank the Good Lord!
Truth be told, I find many of the backgrounds that I use for my flatlays inside of my bedroom. Things like bedsheets, fur rugs, desktops are common household items that make perfect backgrounds. And for those items that I don’t have readily available, like vinyl flooring or poster boards, I can find them for cheap at a nearby store.
I put this article together to share 17 cheap backgrounds that I use for most of my flatlay photography. Grab your pen and paper and jump right in!
Faux Marble Contact Sheet
White Poster Board
Baking Sheet / Tray
There you have it, 17 cheap backgrounds for your flatlays. See anything you’d like to try? I recommend pinning this to a Pinterest Board so you don’t lose track of it!
I know better than anyone how frustrating and time-consuming creating flatlays can be. That is why I’ve started sending out beautiful flatlays to my email list, EVERY MONTH. Get this month’s free images at the link below!