I love flat lay photography, whether a photo is focused on plated food, makeup mess, clothing pieces or books. Not only do I love viewing flat lay photography, but it is my favorite type of content to shoot for my blog. Admittedly, when I first started shooting flat lays I felt super discouraged. My work felt subpar to the amazing flat lays that I saw all over Instagram; however, I kept plugging on. Although lighting and featured products play a vital role in creating the perfect flat lay, the background sets the mood for the entire photo. Before I started trying to develop my craft, I'll admit that I felt I'd never create luxe looking flat lays... but I quickly learned that there are ways to create high end looking flat lays without dropping tons of money on fancy backgrounds or decorative pieces. If you struggle with finding the perfect flat lay background, please keep reading for XX background ideas for your next flat lay. P.S. many of these items, you likely own in your home or wardrobe already!