Creative Selfie Ideas For When You're Stuck At Home

Unleash your inner photographer with creative angles, playful props, and clever backdrops, using everyday items to capture engaging selfies within your own four walls.

Facetune team
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So, you’re stuck at home for who knows how long. In many places, it’s not safe to go outside.

But let’s be honest: quarantine life is boooooring. You can’t even feel good about snapping a selfie in the street (unless you want to cover half your face with a mask, that is).

Instead of taking the same selfie a bajillion times, get creative. Your selfie game shouldn’t suffer just because you’re stuck at home. Use these creative, at-home selfie ideas to take awesome selfies without leaving your apartment.

1 - Find something reflective

Look around your house for something that isn’t a mirror but casts a reflection. You might find a window, shiny coffee table, sunglasses, jewelry, or watch that casts a cool reflection.

As long as the surface is big enough to see yourself, it’s fair game. Snap some selfies for a cool, artsy shot from a different perspective.

2 - Include your fur babies

The world needs—nay, demands—more pet pics right now. So invite your pets to have a starring role in your selfies!

Position your cat or dog in front of you and peek around their head for a cute selfie. If Fido is feeling lazy, just lie on the floor next to him for a silly selfie of the two of you.

3 - Lie down

Pose on your bed for a cuddly selfie look, complete with quilts, PJs, and a cup of tea. Prop yourself up on pillows and lift your face up for the selfie (nobody loves a double-chin).

4 - Use your accessories

Go through your closet (and we mean really dig). You’ll probably find some long-forgotten hats or sunglasses that haven’t seen the light of day in years. Throw them on and stand on your balcony for a fun photoshoot.

Bonus: beachy or vacay-inspired accessories make it look like you aren’t taking quarantine depression-selfies on your itty bitty porch. #win

5 - Chop off your head

Not feeling like doing your hair or makeup? Chop your head off in the selfie! This is perfect for #OOTD (outfit of the day) posts.

Take a selfie in the mirror but only include your outfit in it. You get to show off your cool digs without worrying about contouring or mascara.

6 - Show what you love

Selfies are a chance to share your story with your followers. You don’t have to be doing sexy, pouty selfies all the time: take pics of what you love.

Share pics of your hobbies (like a pile of colorful knitting yarn) or fave recipes (a bright array of homemade macarons). This shows your personality and switches up what you’re posting, too.

The bottom line for at-home creative selfies

You don’t have to snap the same selfie day after day during quarantine, guys. Use these 6 tips to take more interesting, thoughtful at-home selfies that stand out to your followers—all without even leaving your house.

Facetune team
Experts in elevating your selfies and offering the latest beauty, lifestyle, and photo editing tips. Your go-to source for all things Facetune.

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