DIY Home Photography Studio

DIY Home Photography Studio with @wallsneedlove

When Bruce & I first started talking about me working from home and blogging full time, I began thinking about all the things I wanted / needed to continue improving and growing. The thought of being a full time blogger was a kick in my pants to really start taking action steps toward what I wanted. I am not huge into studio photography, but I wanted a space where I could take pictures, leave things set up, store props, and take pictures indoors when I wanted to. I looked into studio spaces (and really didn’t find anything in my town) but I wanted something more close & more mine. I was scrolling though Instagram and seeing wood floors & brick walls everywhere – what a fun look! Where could I find that?!

Then it hit me! Walls Need Love had brick wallpaper – I had seen it before while scrolling their site (because I’ve already revamped my Hallway & my Laundry Room with them!!) I moved my desk to free up a corner in our shared office where I could totally fit a mini “studio.” I ordered the wall paper, picked up a box of wood at the hardwood store (it was only $20), and started getting the corner all set up!

Bruce and I set it up in less than an hour and I was so excited to see what it would look like in action. I have already shot a couple blog post in what I now call my Oak + Oats Studio ( Fresh Flowers & Her 5th Birthday) and many more will come!

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WHAT YOU NEED:
  • White Brick Wall Paper from Walls Need Love
  • A box of fake hardwood floor (the click in place kind)
  • Props like a stool & pouffe
  • A Tripod
  • Lighting equipment (if you want. I picked a space that is already very natural lit with skylights so I don’t always use them)
HOW TO:
  1. Clean you walls.
  2. Have someone help you hang up the wallpaper (it is just way easier this way!)
  3. Click the wood together and slide into place.
  4. Decorate.
  5. Enjoy!

PS: Don’t stress one bit about the Wallpaper. What I love about Walls Need Love is that their wallpaper is not only easy to put up but also easy to take down (and move around as much as you want as you try to line things up perfectly!!!)

Are you ready to up your blog photography and create a mini studio in your home? Or just update a wall in your home as a fun summer project?  USE code: DIY20 to save 20% off your next project (purchase of $30 or more. Valid through July 4, 2016)

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Thank you Walls Need Love for sponsoring this post. 

xoxo, elizabeth

Author: Oak & Oats

  • This is awesome, Beth! I would love a space like this, but unfortunately our tiny apartment is pretty limited. This space will give you lots of options for indoor photos!

    • Oak & Oats

      Totally! I lucked out because Bruce already worked from home so we already needed at least a two bedroom home to have an office!

  • This is beautiful! Always dreamt of having a brick wall 😀

    • Oak & Oats

      me too! It is so fun that I have one now! haha

  • I love this! One day, when I finally stop traveling and settle down, this is my dream. 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      HAHA! I love this!

  • This is so awesome, Beth!!! Nate and I have been talking about putting together a blogging area for me in the house we’re buying and I think a mini studio may have to be a part of that! What an amazing idea!

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! You should totally do it! A little blogging area is a must!

  • What a perfect creative space! Good job girl!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Ok that brick wallpaper is fantastic! As soon as we get our own place I think I will have to copy you 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! Great plan! I really LOVE it!

  • Wow, I looove how this turned out! So cool! And easier than it sounds 😉

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! The best part!

  • This is SO cool! I really want to check out this wallpaper, it would be so fun to have in my home office as well!

    • Oak & Oats

      I know right?! It was such a great addition! I am loving it!

  • I love it so much. Imma bring my laptop and sit on that poofy cushion and work on things in your office. You can even take pictures of me if you want. 😉

    • Oak & Oats

      Deal! “this is meggy at work” that will be my caption.

  • This looks fantastic (and what a great solution for the bajillions of us who don’t have pretty, exposed brick walls)! I love how far wallpaper has come in recent years…it was so awful and kitschy for a while, but there are some great designs out there now!

  • Whaaat?! This is SO FREAKING COOL! And what a sweet, beautiful, humble blogger to share your secrets with us. I love this!!

  • I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing it!!!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! Thanks so much!!! I love it too! Let me know if you do it!!

  • So good! I love how it doesn’t interrupt the rest of the room.

    • Oak & Oats

      ME too! It is just its own little corner!

  • This is so awesome! I love seeing the behind the scenes like this. So brilliant. Love what you are doing.

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much!! Of course! Thank you so much!

  • That wallpaper is so cool! Didn’t even know something like that existed 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      I know right?!?! It is so fun!

  • Such a great idea! I the mini wood floor is genius! And the texture from the wallpaper is super fun! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! I know! I love it!

  • umm YES!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!
    i don’t have a room in my house that would full work with this (with lighting) that isn’t front of the house, so i’m a little jealous haha

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! I know. It kinda worked out… I mean we did move our office into the master bedroom but we like it that way! More room for our offices!!

  • This is so great Beth! I love it! How are you liking your new lighting set up?

    • Oak & Oats

      It is really fun! I don’t really use the lights… but I have them if I need to. I try to shoot in natural light as much as I can. hahah

  • This is such a good idea! I think I need to try my own take on this – our current apartment has (what I consider) horrid brown carpet so the click in place wood might be the perfect solution!

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! I love the fake floor. Also it was only $20 to pick up a pack of this at home depot!

      • That is unbeatable!

        • Oak & Oats

          I know right?! and it just clicks together so it is easy to move & stack when I need to! hahah!

  • I love this!! Been wanting to create an at home studio and this is just the inspiration I needed!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh YAY! Let me know how it goes!

  • Thank you so much!!