The Best Apps for Editing Instagram Stories

Almost every day I get asked which apps I use to edit my Instagram stories so I thought a full post on this topic would be helpful. Instagram stories have become more than just a raw sneak peak into our everyday lives and more of another way to show our creative side. Apps come in handy when we’re trying to express ourselves digitally and there are a few that I’m constantly using. Whether it’s to showcase a new post that I’ve put up or simply share a review of a product, these apps provide multiple ways to share this with my audience.

My aesthetic is very much minimal, neutral and refined so the apps that I use check off all these boxes, but they also have more edgy and bold options too! Below are my top three apps for editing IG stories.


#1 Unfold

This is the OG editing app for stories (IMO) and almost everybody knows of this one now. They have multiple styles of stories that you can choose from, from look-alike Polaroids to digital search bars, there’s something for everyone.

What I really love about this app is that you can customize the font, size and colour of text and background. It makes it super easy to personalize what you post.

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#2 StoryLuxe

I recently started using this app and I love it because of the huge variety of templates it has. Most of the StoryLuxe templates look like film reels, Polaroids and other camera-like images but there are also other options like floral backgrounds, neon and plain black and white designs. This app also allows you to choose from a story size downloadable image or an IG size image so you can use this for IG posts as well!

#3 Storio

This is another app that I only recently started using but I love it because there are more unique story templates available. My favourite one is the “Adele” template package, however it wasn’t free (just a heads up in case you want it as well). A lot of the template packages on here cost something (less than $5) but come with 10-14 different templates. If you’re looking for more unique templates then this app is definitely a great option, just be prepared to spend a little coin!

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If you have any favourite editing apps for IG Stories I would love to hear them! Comment below with your faves 🙂 I hope this post was helpful for those of you searching for good editing apps!

xoxo,

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Minimal Bedroom Decor

Since I recently moved into my new (and much larger) bedroom I’ve been trying to decorate and organize as minimally as possible. That means purging LIKE CRAZY, constantly moving everything and decorating in the simplest ways.

In my previous bedroom I had a lot of white and gold, but this time around I’m going for more natural materials and colours. I’m trying to get rid of most of the gold furniture and decor and bring in more browns and blacks. Let me tell you though, it has been SO difficult! I feel as if my mind is in a thousand places at once. With that being said though, I have managed to decorate a few parts of my room, so I want to share them with you today.

I personally love reading about and watching room renovations and interior design processes so if you do too then this post will be the perfect read. Let’s get started!

THE WORK CORNER

I went for a natural and modern looking chair and luckily I found this gorgeous IKEA one 40% off on Facebook Marketplace. In the corner I have different sized cylinder boxes with extra notebooks, moisturizers and camera gear, AKA things that I rarely pull out. On the left wall I also have my glass whiteboard from IKEA which I use to write out my daily to-do’s and things to remember. You can shop the chair here.

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THE CLOTHING RACK

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Since I have so many coats I decided to use them as a display item because 1) it saves closet space and 2) it adds some texture to the room! For a more aesthetic look I order my coats from dark to light. I got this IKEA rack for $20CAD, you can shop it here.

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THE ARTWORK

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I kept only the black DIY framed artwork from my last bedroom because like I said above, I’m trying to get rid of my gold. But it all fit perfectly on this shelf and above my mirror! You can get this picture ledge here and my mirror (not pictured) here. To find out how I created this DIY photo frames you can watch my tutorial here!

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THE SHELVING UNITS

This first shelving unit is a white metal frame with glass shelves, so I wanted to keep it as minimal as possible to really get the illusion of space. I hate clutter so I tried to only show items that provide usefulness or beauty to the shelf. The dark brown baskets are from IKEA and I got them to match my chair! The jewellery box and skincare holder are both from Marshalls Canada. You can find the baskets here.

This second shelving unit shown below is also from IKEA and I’m using it to display my favourite shoes of the season and a few books. I tried to show only brown and black items so that everything would match! You can find the shelving unit here.

THE WINDOW UNIT

The only items I will always have on this shelving unit in front of the window are these new vases from IKEA and a scented candle. Since this unit is reflective and in front of the window I wanted to keep it clean and plain. You can find the shelving unit here. Unfortunately I can’t find the vases online but I’m sure you’d be able to find them in-store.

THE CURTAINS

Since the room is so large I wanted to cover one of the windows to create a cozier environment. These ones from IKEA were totally inexpensive and really add something to the room. You can find the curtains here and the rod here.

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That’s it for my room decor! I’ve still got a few spots that I want to fill up but I’ll be sure to share with you when they’re complete.

xoxo,

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