6 Types of Instagram Grid Layouts
Grid 1: Keep it simple
Let’s start easy. The first grid layout is to keep it simple. Just post your photo, each square at a time. You don’t have to stress out about your whole layout as such, as long as you stick to the same filter and color combination.
Grid 2: Tiles
The second Instagram grid layout is to use each square as a tile. The most popular way to use this layout is by sharing a photo, then a quote, then a photo, then a quote.
It is an easy way to have a consistent Instagram feed. Super easy. Plus, your followers will know exactly what you will post next. If you have just posted a photo. They are expecting an awesome quote after.
Of course, you don’t have to only use quotes. Be creative. For example, you can share your new blog post title, an icon (like a heart), an emoji, a drawing etc.
Grid 3: Line by line
This is another creative Instagram grid layout. It is very beautiful because it looks like you are reading a book… or a magazine.
Our eyes naturally go from left to right to read (unless you’re from Japan, then right to left). Again, you can get very creative and tell a story. Line by line.
For example, if you are travelling somewhere you could use a line to write about your travel tips, your experience or simply the name of your destination.
Grid 4: Follow the line
One of my personal favorites. This feed planner is easy to maintain and it is very pretty to look at.
Basically, the line in the middle of your feed will be white (or another color). That line in the middle will guide your viewers as they scroll down your feed.
Grid 5: Color by blocks
This is a pretty cool grid planner too. And I respect those who do it. It requires a little bit more work and planning than the other grid layouts.
To color by blocks: Use a different filter after every 3, 6 or 9 photos… or more. Or try different colors in your photos. You can be super creative. You can arrange your feed by color, by concept, by product, by travel destination. Anything your mind can think of.
Grid 6: Mix & match
If you want to go one extra mile, try to mix & match the types of layouts.