How to Create a Stunning Instagram Grid

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How to Create a Powerful Instagram Grid

Creating a powerful Instagram grid takes a bit of planning, however, it does not need to be complicated. By following the ideas we outline here, you’ll build an Instagram grid that shares your brand’s story and will get your followers excited. Let’s dive into five steps you’ll be able to follow to make the process simpler.

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Familiarize Yourself With the Grid

Before you begin selecting photos and just plugging them into your calendar, it is essential to become familiar with the Instagram grid. Keep in mind that Instagram is a largely visual social media platform, so thought must be given to not only how your posts look on your Instagram profile feed, however, how they hold up when viewed individually.

As you concentrate on the grid and the Instagram grid examples we have shown you, think about how your own photos will fit. Will they look good next to one another? May you have too many things happening? What about kinds of content—are you using a great mix of image-based and text-based pieces? What would you like your Instagram profile feed to say about your model?

Understand Design Basics

The next step is to get a solid grasp of primary design principles. The design consists of:

  • Space: Use space to bring attention to the essential stuff.
  • Balance and alignment: Spread your elements around to make a balanced look and feel.
  • Hierarchy: Draw attention to the most important elements and lead viewers via your content.
  • Lines and shapes: Use lines and shapes to successfully convey your brand’s personality, vision, and messaging.
  • Color: Color has an important psychological impact on consumers, so use it effectively.
  • Typography: Font and font layouts give another dimension to your brand and the way you need to come across to your target audience.
  • Texture: Texture can make your photos more visually engaging through added dimension and depth.
  • Branding: Branding is what brings your brand and its story to life.

Plan Your Content

Now it’s time to plan out your content. That is when you’ll really want to think about your message and what you need your target audience to know. Once you’ve settled on a purpose, choose a few different content types (2–3) and start creating.

Include Branding

After you’ve planned out your content, you will have to ensure that they have a cohesive look. Basically, you need them to match your brand. Some Instagrammers use the same filter on all of their photos to create that cohesive look, others tie everything together with colors or fonts. You don’t need things to look matchy, but you do want everything to look like it belongs to your brand.

We recommend going easy on effects, limiting yourself to a single filter for your photos. While it may be fun to layer them up, you need your focus to be on the pictures themselves—otherwise, why use those photos at all?

Build Your Instagram Grid

Now you are ready to start plugging things into your grid. Start with a 3×3 grid and move them around until they look right. Have fun with it!

Apps to Help You Create a Visually Beautiful Instagram Grid

While it’s completely possible to build your Instagram grid on your own, it’s much easier to do when you have the right tools. Here are a number of the best tools you should use to quickly and easily create an Instagram grid you’re proud of.


Planoly began as the first visual planner for Instagram and has grown into an industry-leading social media marketing platform. As an Instagram partner, Planoly is often on the cutting-edge in terms of Instagram features and tools. You should use Planoly to:

  • Draft, plan, schedule, and publish content
  • Analyze your business profile data
  • Schedule and automatically post to Instagram using Instagram direct publishing tools
  • Share content to Facebook

Preview App

Preview App makes it simple to plan Instagram posts, Reels, IGTV videos, find the best Instagram hashtags, analyze your data, find caption ideas that engage, and more. You’ll be able to upload as many photos, videos, and carousels as you need and rearrange them just so. Then, preview your Instagram feed before you post.

PhotoSplit for Instagram

PhotoSplit for Instagram allows you to slice and dice any photo into 1×2, 1×3, 2×3, 3×3, and 4×3 grids without losing resolution. This makes it easy to split an image to show it as a single image on your profile feed. You’ll be able to even move, zoom, or rotate the image for the most effective look.


ImageSplitter is a free Instagram image splitter that you should use to create multiple Instagram photos for your grid from a single image. You’ll be able to divide a single picture into 3×1, 3×3, 3×4, 3×5, and 3×6 grids. Just upload your image, select the size of your grid, click “split” and download your sliced image. Then, automatically post them to Instagram.


PineTools is packed with free online tools. One of those tools is perfect for splitting a picture into smaller photos that you should use for your Instagram grid. You’ll be able to split photos horizontally, vertically, or both, as well as selecting the size and quantity of photos you want to be created. Just upload your picture, select the way you need the picture split, and choose your output format (JPG, PNG, BMP, WEBP).

Instant Squares

Instant Squares is an Android app that you should use to split photos for your Instagram grid. Just select your picture, adjust your settings, and publish or save. You’ll be able to cut photos into 3×1, 3×2, 3×3, 3×4, 3×5, 3×6, 3×7, 3×8, and 3×9 pieces. Instant Squares also allows you to zoom, rotate, align, move, and crop images, as well as post them directly to Instagram and configure your captions and hashtags.

Wrapping Up

Creating the perfect grid design for your Instagram profile feed is simple with the Instagram grid examples we have shared here. Use these designs to inspire your own eye-catching Instagram grid and really take the time to think about the way you want your audience to feel about your brand when they see it. Then, use the steps we’ve included on the way to create a powerful Instagram grid to make your vision a reality.

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