Monday, 14 December 2015

5 Insane (But True) Things About Bloggers Homes

inside a bloggers home


Could you be giving off signs every time friends come over to visit that you are intact a blogger? Do you suspect your buddy of leading a separate double blogging life online that they haven’t told you about? Trying to stop your mum from finding out your blogs Instagram name? Here’s a few tell tale signs that you have crossed the threshold and stepped into a home that only a blogger could live in.

White, white, everywhere.

It’s not that they’re boring, minimalist or uninterested in home interior, it’s just everything looks better on a white background and nothing screams editorial pictures like bright and crispy lighting which only an all white room can give. Every light bulb in the house is white and you need sunglasses to go the toilet it’s so blinding in there - but if you ever saw the pictures, you’d understand!

Wallpaper collecting and tile hoarding.

There’s a random roll of wood effect flooring wallpaper hiding behind the couch - and there’s no room in the house decorated with it. There're more wallpaper samples than you can shake a paste brush at, most of which are perfectly square and there will be hell to pay if you fold a crease down the middle of one. 

Then they're the tiles. From the bathroom to slate, patio and marble effect, random tiles stored in the cupboard, more than likely wrapped in a piece of burlap and covered in white tack residue (those bottles don’t face forward on their own you know!). And no, your friend hasn’t taken up a tilers course when she says she’s busy on the weekend, she's cramming in as many daylight picture taking hours as she can.

Tape marks on the floor.

You know that moment when you set your tripod up just right, the lighting hits you perfectly, you haven’t cut your own head out of the shot and your backdrop is both simple and interesting without drawing too much attention away from your latest OOTD. Fear of being mere millimetres off next time could cost you likes and followers - so you tape mark the floor. It’s just a little slither of tape…nobody will ever notice…right? 

There’s never a hot meal.

Even if you order a takeaway, the food is placed just so on the coffee table, with odd knickknacks and candles in the spaces. Photos of spoons in sauces and a hand reaching for the salt are taken without question and if there're any excess sauce splatters around the edge of the plate, you can be sure they’ll be wiped off before pictures from at least 3 different angles are taken. You’ll find the microwave is always available if you ever want to eat a hot meal in this house!

The ‘Clean Zone’.

One random corner of a room will be so clean, not a cushion out of place, a throw perfectly folded hotel style across the back, a living brightly coloured plant and the latest empowerment book casually strewn but artistically placed at the foot of the chair. There’s probably a brew and a pink macaroon for good measure too.

The rest of the room looks like several two-year-olds have had too much sugar and gone wild from floor to ceiling. Nail polish stains, burnt out candles, last nights take away, light boxes, PR samples, and the blood, sweat and tear stains that went into creating that clean zone and taking the 100 pictures of it just to show how you’ve spent a relaxing Sunday, chilling in your book nook - not. The cat keeps trying to clad the throw and the macaroon might be bright but it’s gone stale and the brew is cold. 

Sound like any-bloggy you know?

Until next time,




41 comments:

  1. Wait, what? Bloggers use waller paper? :p

    My whole room screams blogger. Lights, camera.. awkward!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Lights, camera...awkward! I friggin love this! I will be using this haha.

      Shh, I didn't tell you about the wallpaper...

      Sarah :)

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  2. Hahah! So true sweetie♥

    http://www.brooklynglam.com

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  3. Hmmm.... I don't have tape marks on the floor, but everything else is so so so true :D I have lots of pieces of wallpaper for my food blog that I sometimes use for my lifestyle blog too. Loved your post :) x

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    1. How handy is the wallpaper! I'm full on hoarding all different samples to use as backdrops hehe!

      Sarah :)

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  4. Hehehe sounds abit ridiculous ! I am all for a clean and beautiful space but also love a homey feel

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Oh I do love a homey home, but I think a fair few of us have those moments when we blitz clean just one tiny section to make it more Pinterest worthy haha!

      Sarah :)

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  5. This sounds all too familiar! Can't wait for more daylight photo taking hours next year

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    1. Oh I know! Roll on the daylight! There's only so far lightbulbs and editing can get me haha!

      Sarah :)

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  6. Hahaha so true. Although I hadn't thought of using tape to mark out a tripod - will be trying this out!


    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Works a treat! Saves so much time the next time you come to take some photos if you can't leave your tripod permanently set up!

      Sarah :)

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  7. Haha! This post is amazing! That's literally our apartment. White sheets and bedding, white sheepskin, white marble tiles, wallpapers and wraps and the clean zone! For us, the clean zone is the bed and desk. Everything else has clothes thrown all over or makeup samples hoarded in bags. Thanks for the laugh this morning, Sarah! You always have the best posts :)

    -Rachel
    www.blonderhombus.com

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    1. Haha your place and mine sound exactly the same! I've started overhauling all my bedroom linens and can't seem to buy anything other than white and I'm forever scrubbing a small corner just so pictures look uncluttered! My Mr think's I'm mental, I just tell him I'm a blogger haha! Thanks so much for your lovely comments! :)

      Sarah :)

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  8. Simon goes mad at me for taking pics of
    My food haha if it's worthy it always makes an appearance on my Instagram, he hates the daylight bulbs too convinced they will send us blind haha
    Carrieanne X
    Beautiesunlocked.com

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    1. I am slowly bringing in the daylight bulbs, I'm really hoping Mr doesn't notice. We have awful yellow halogen bulbs all over the house and it drives me mad!

      Sarah :)

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  9. This is amazing! THE CLEAN ZONE hahahaha - I have this sooo much! Im so bloody glad its not just me haha x

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    1. You are certainly NOT alone!! We're all in this madness together that's for sure!

      Sarah :)

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  11. Interesting read - luckily i'm not there yet!

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    1. Ohh give it time, you will be haha!

      Sarah :)

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  12. Laughing my head off at this post, it's so very true!

    Laura x

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    1. Haha thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! Scary how true it is!

      Sarah :)

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  13. Loved this! I have a daylight bulb in my room and you really do need sunglasses to watch tv haha xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com ❤️

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    1. Haha but as long as we can take our pictures who needs to watch the tv? Hehe priorities!

      Sarah :)

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  14. I don't have a 'clean zone' yet as I just started, but I can feel one coming!
    Great post, secretly blogging, glad I am not the only one :-)
    underwaterlotus.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh the clean zone is a must for picture taking haha! All these things come to all bloggers in time you can be sure of that!

      Sarah :)

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  15. Haha, I love this! The clean zone needs to happen in my house and the wallpaper samples is a trick I've still to get into!
    Tori | 30 Plus and Beautiful

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    1. Wallpaper samples are a bloggers best friend! I'm in the market to buy a roll of something decent so I can get some uniform to my pictures, and if I make any marks on it, I can tear it off and carry on a fresh!

      Sarah :)
      Saloca in Wonderland

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  16. aaahahah this made me laugh :) although according to this my room couldn't look less like one belonging to a blogger, I am aiming for that effect :P loved this article x

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    1. You're clearly good at keeping your blogging a secret then haha, it's amazing how so many blog spaces look very similar!

      Sarah :)
      Saloca in Wonderland

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  17. Apparently I'm way in disguise - my room sounds nothing like this (although I am familiar with the "cleaning up just the one corner"-phenomenon - maybe I am a blogger after all ;) )
    Saar
    walkingthroughthepages.com

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    1. Haha if you clean that one corner you certainly are a fully fledged blogger!

      Sarah :)

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  18. Bahaha this is so true!!! I was just telling my husband the other day that I wanted a completely white table someday so I can take lots of amazing photos!

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    1. Oh yes I'm with you there! I'd love something white and maybe marbled to act as a blogging background! I'm always out and about picking things up thinking oh, this would make a great blog picture haha!

      Sarah :)

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  19. This is me! Except the wallpaper part because I've not started taking photos yet but I am soon and will totally do that! Happy New Year! x https://hadh0peamy.wordpress.com/

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    1. As soon as you start you will hoard so many wallpaper samples I can assure you!

      Sarah :)

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  20. I love this! Made me smile as I looked around my house while reading it! Great article
    Sharon :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm guessing you noticed a few of these around your own home? hehe, we can't help it, blogging just spills over into everything we do, even interior design!

      Sarah :)

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  21. Ahhh....wallpaper, lighting AND white walls! Glad I'm not the only one, hehe...

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    1. You are certainly NOT the only one! It's almost like a full on bloggers starter gift pack!

      Sarah :)

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