• Vicky Ooi

Stepping Up Your Instagram Game

Every now and then, we click into an Instagram feed and something about it just seems so aesthetically pleasing that it makes us want to stay and browse through.

Sometimes, we come across a picture and can instantly tell who the picture belongs to just by the way it was edited. The way the pictures are portrayed is a form of a person’s identity and the vibe that they give off.

Then you try to post a picture, but they just don’t seem to present in the same way that those people do and it frustrates you. But, how do they do it?

We’ve put together a list of things that you can do to step up your Instagram game and make it look aesthetically pleasing.


Pick a Theme


Choosing an overall theme can be hard but is probably one of the most important steps. The theme becomes the overall aesthetics of your feed and can create a lasting impression for others. The theme can be anything as long as it’s something feasible. It can be as simple as your daily life, the food that you eat or even the places that you’ve been to.


Take Colors Seriously


Sticking to one color or a color scheme will make your feed look more polished. It’s also nice to experiment around with different colors to see what works best. The key to color changing is to progress through with similar colors in between to create a visual flow, even if they are different from the previous posts.


One Filter Only


The filter sets the tone and vibe of your Instagram feed. Your feed can come off as being quirky, classy or moody depending on the filters you choose. Sticking with only one filter helps keep your feed looking visually consistent and it also makes the picture editing process easier. The key is to make your feed appear cohesive. If Instagram’s preset filters are not for you, there are so many apps like VSCO, snapseed and PREQUEL that offer filters.




Ultimately, you want to experiment around to figure out what you like and dislike to find the one that suits you best. To take it up a notch, plan ahead before you post. That way, you’ll be able to see how your pictures look together and rearrange them to create an attractive overall aesthetics.

While there is no single way to create an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed, these techniques can help you develop your own Instagram theme and even gain some followers along the way!

Which technique do you use or like the most?