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Bed Selfies: How To Take a Great Selfie In Bed Like a Celeb

by Andrea Spanik / January 21, 2021

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: We’re not talking about Rated-R bed selfies here. They’ll be no racy lingerie or “free the nipple” moments today, okay? 

But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your bed selfie.

In fact, if you’re looking for that sexy, chic bed selfie that’s so popular amongst celebrities, bringing a more natural and elegant feel to your selfie is going to do much more for you than relying on anything that you’d want to hide from your Granny (you know what I mean). 

Anyway, today I’m going to give you all the tips you need to master the bed selfie. Are you ready? Time to get working.

1) Know your angles

First things first, when you’re shooting a selfie in bed, know your angles. Please

We don’t need any dreaded double chins, and there’s nothing great about your face drooping down into your pillow. Sooooo not cute. 

Instead, play with angles. A pop socket tends to be useful in these moments to help you avoid dropping your phone on your face (been there, done that). 

Shoot from above, pull the covers up to just your eyes and shoot direct on, or even try sitting up and shooting downwards. The most important thing here is that your face looks on point, but also make sure it’s clear that you’re taking your selfie in bed. Otherwise, well, what’s the point of even being in bed, ya know?

2) Shoot with the light

When you’re shooting a selfie in bed, for the best results, I would suggest shooting with the morning light (i.e. have light streaming across the bed). Vanessa Hudgens masters this perfectly in this bed selfie with her pup: 

Not only does this give the selfie a more natural feel, but it also feels fresh, feminine, and, well, chic. 

Because really, if the morning light is not there, let’s be real, it probably just looks like you crawled into bed at 2 pm for a little cat nat, or you’re strictly shooting there just to get a selfie. Neither option is great tbh.

3) Let followers use their imagination

As I said, I’m not trying to give out any Rated-R advice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your bed selfie. 

Maybe bring the covers all the way up to your shoulders, showing off that you have nothing on underneath, but without actually showing off the goods.

Or hey, opt for that pajama top that shows off your midriff, or that hangs loosely off your shoulder. 

Trust me, you don’t have to show it all to get people’s attention in a bed selfie. 

4) Utilize a mirror

We’re all about a good mirror selfie, and if you’ve got one across from your bed, utilize it. Not only will this really help solidify that you are, in fact, in bed, but it’s also great if you don’t want to get up close and personal with your bare face in the a.m. 

I mean, Kendall Jenner might not be exactly in bed in this shot, but I think you get the idea that your face doesn’t need to be on full display to get a good pic.


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A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner)

5) Go for the “I just woke up like this” look

Speaking of the bare face…

If you really want your bed selfie to look authentic, it’s best if you embrace your inner Beyonce and go with the “I woke up like this” look.

While we can’t all have the smooth, radiant skin that Queen B has, we can all fake it ‘til we make it. 

Yup, you’re reading that correctly. I’m suggesting getting out of bed, reaching for your best-tinted moisturizer, throwing on some light mascara, and running a brush through your hair. 

You definitely don’t want to look like you did this, but a little (secret) primping never hurt anyone. 

(Facetune helps too 😉 )

6) Two is better than one

And lastly, when in doubt about how to get the likes on a bed selfie, add in a partner. 

Boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… Whatever the deal, a spicy moment between two people in bed is guaranteed to get people’s attention.


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A post shared by Julianne Hough (@juleshough)

Plus hey, if you want to make that bed selfie more “cute’ rather than too overtly sexual, you’ll actually probably win more points. You can even snap a pic with your child or your dog if you really want to ramp up the cuteness.


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A post shared by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Even snap the selfie while your partner is sleeping. This makes for the perfect mix of tender, sexy, and natural. 

Or, in other words, the perfect bed selfie. 

Tell us: How do you plan on taking a selfie in bed like a celeb? 

Still not convinced?

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