The Instagram feed is the deciding factor in the user’s impulse to click the “follow” button. Sure, Instagrammers can follow a profile because they’re friends or acquaintances of the account owner. But, ultimately, the one thing that separates people with a few hundred followers from those with thousands, is an eye-catching Instagram grid layout.
After all, if the feed looks inconsistent and shabby, would you follow it? Probably not…but how do you create a great Instagram feed? One way is to stick to an Instagram grid layout. A grid layout helps you think about the overall look of your feed, based on each square on the grid. You can create a consistent layout by carefully planning each square.
What’s In This Article?
- Squares Layout
- Checkerboard Feed
- Row by Row Layout
- Vertical Lines Feed
- Diagonal Grid
- Rainbow Feed
- Puzzle Layout
- Mixed Feed
- Using Borders
- How to Edit Your Photos with Sked
Do you have no idea what this Instagram grid layout is? No worries! In this article, we’ll introduce 9 types of grid layouts. Read on to find out everything you need to know. And don’t forget, Sked can help you plot out your grid, no matter which type you’re working on.
skeIn fact, why not try Sked right now, and experiment with each of the 9 layouts as you go through them.
All you have to do is create a few draft posts and then click on the planner icon on the homepage. From there, just drag your drafts across onto the planner (see below) and start plotting your grid by following the 9 layout examples in this article.
1. Squares Layout
This is the most basic Instagram grid layout. Post a photo, one square at a time. Don’t think about the layout, but choose your feed’s core colors and filters wisely. Popular Instagram feeds have 1 or 2 prominent colors, while others stick to a consistent filter. This helps your entire feed achieve a consistent look and feel, across every photo you post.
For example, The Minimalist (@minimaliststyle)—a seller of designer-made pieces—posts photos that have a minimalist black and white aesthetic. Through a consistent visual theme, they are able to feature their products in a crisp and clean way.
2. Checkerboard Feed
3. Row by Row Layout
4. Vertical Lines Feed
5. Diagonal Grid
6. Rainbow Feed
7. Puzzle Layout
Using Border: Pick One and Stick To It
Mixed White Borders
How to Edit Your Photos with Sked
The good news is Sked lets you edit your photos while you schedule your Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and soon, Twitter posts too! With our Image editor, you can crop photos, choose frames, add stickers, apply images and a lot more.
Once you’re satisfied with the photo, you can add it to the Queue, save it as a draft or schedule it for a specific time or date.
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