The best photo backdrops and selfie wall ideas for your snaps

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    Who doesn’t love a good selfie wall? Brilliant photo backdrops to strike a pose in front of. Feature photo walls are fast becoming the norm for all snaps – from weddings and birthday parties to Instagram, photo backdrops and selfie walls are THE big thing right now.

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    I myself love a statement photo backdrop – it’s just the thing to make a picture standout. When capturing pictures, a poor background can distract from the focus. An innocent bystander caught on film, or a clothes line of washing can ruin a shot.

    Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking to jazz up your photos, here are some fun ideas to get your started.

    Balloon photo backdrop

    This Banksy-esque number was snapped at a trendy rooftop bar. The mural had people queuing to capture their candid snaps – naturally I wanted one too! It got me thinking, I could try to recreate a similar look for a garden party.

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    Image credit: Tamara Kelly

    All my DIY balloon wall took was a simple sheet of plasterboard (£6 from B&Q), spray-painted in Rust-Oleum Neon Pink, with balloons painted on in various poster paints. Oh, and a drill to a fix it to the fence for safety…. Et voila – camera ready!

    This real balloon wall looks amazing. With bright pops of pink and gold intertwined with large tropical leaves, it’s perfect for any summer garden party.

    This statement background is essentially easy to achieve. You’ll need plenty of balloons and string to fasten them all together. Attach the thread of balloons onto some form of frame or garden canes to great the arch.

    Fringe curtain photo backdrop

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    Zoella knows a good photo backdrop when she sees one!

    Photo backdrops

    Simple yet effective. Get mermaid-worthy snaps against an iridescent fringed curtain. The stunning foil tassels shimmer and shine to create a rainbow effect, perfect for any party. Simply hang the fringe curtain on walls and doors to create a unique selfie wall.

    Buy now: Ginger Ray Iridecent Fringe Curtain, £7, John Lewis

    Flower photo backdrop

    Photo backdrops

    Just like the famous flower wall at Kim & Kayne’s wedding, only more creative – and a lot cheaper. This flower wall has been created using Talking Tables paper flowers decorations. These simple pom-poms are super easy to make. The trick is getting them fastened to a bare wall or large sheet of MDF to create the wall. (always ensure stud walls are securely fixed to a surface, as not to topple over mid snap.)

    There are roughly 40 flowers on the wall above, but you could make them go further and save costs by spacing them out.

    Buy now: Decadent Garden Pink Flower Pom Poms, £14 set of 3

    Alternatively, if you’re crafty, you could make your own flowers using tissue paper. Simply concertina a few sheets and tie the middle with string. Gently seperate them apart starting from the middle to create your own flower effect pom poms.

    Good morning lovelies! I was looking through some old pictures of the garden and I thought I would share them as its Transformation Tuesday! My garden was changed 4 years ago and I had artificial turf laid, decking done and a paved area constructed. I wasn’t really sure how to dress it at first and just kept it quite plain, this year I’ve decided to match it to what I love which is pinks, florals and cool white tones and I really love and prefer it now. I’m really getting into gardening now and love getting new flowers. If anyone needs garden advice pop over to @passion_for_interiors_gardens_ as Helen is a fab expert on all garden things and has a marvellous garden! I can only advise on fake flowers!! 😂💕 Enjoy your day lovelies. #transformationtuesday #gardengoals #gardenstyles #gardenofthegods #deckdesign #artificialgrass #interior125 #interior123 #interior555 #simonsayshome #bhg #morethanabargain #dunelm #floralstyling #flowerwall #fabflowersonfriday #prettygardens #birminghaminbloom

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    Beach Stand-in photo prop

    Photo backdrops

    Who doesn’t love a seaside cutout stand?  The face swap equivalent for a whole generation before Snapchat. Create your own hilarious snaps with the help of this prop from Flying Tiger, just £6!!

    The illustrated cotton hanging couldn’t be easier to hang with ties on either side, top and bottom. Seen here attached to an upturned goal post, securely pegged into the ground.

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    Happy snapping! We’d love to see your photo wall creations, be sure to tag us in your posts @idealhomeuk #photobackdrop #selfiewall

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