If you’re a keen follower of fashion and interior blogs and Instagram profiles, you will no doubt have been left wondering how on earth bloggers and social media influencers manage to keep their homes looking quite so perfect all of the time.
When you’re browsing through their posts surrounded by piles of laundry and a floor that’s needed sweeping for more than a week, it can seem impossible to imagine just how these oh so glamorous individuals have a completely spotless abode.
Of course, you have to remember that you’re only seeing a carefully selected corner of their home in their Instagram photos, and the content will have been posted for a purpose. For example, they may be collaborating with a brand to showcase a new sofa, or they might be posing in front of their bedroom mirror to show off a particular outfit.
While the immediate area you see in the image might look gloriously clean, it’s likely that piles of mess will be hidden just out of sight; bloggers are only human, after all.
However, there are a few tips you can take from popular bloggers to help make the interior of your home something you can be proud of.
Make your abode more Instagrammable with these tips:
Keep clutter to a minimum
Next time you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, take a closer look at what’s in the background of those #ootd posts; it’s probably not very much. There might be a carefully placed string of fairy lights or a recently fluffed-up rug, but that’s likely to be it.
Minimalism is a big trend among fashion and interiors bloggers, which means keeping clutter to a low level, sticking to a minimalist colour palette in your decor and staying on top of chores like the dusting.
A space will naturally look cleaner and tidier if there are fewer possessions in it, and that’s a trick that a lot of bloggers employ.
Take inspiration from Pinterest
Some home inspiration blogs are run by professional interior designers, but many are simply run by people with a keen interest in the area, and it’s likely that they’ll get all of their top tips from Pinterest.
It takes just a few moments to create a free account on the site, and you’ll be able to browse colour schemes, furniture ideas, soft furnishings inspiration and even other people’s interiors mood boards to your heart’s content. ‘Pin’ items to create your own mood board as you go, then try applying some of your favourite bits to your own home; it’ll be looking like a blogger’s abode in no time.
Hire in help
It’s important to remember that many bloggers are essentially a brand and there’s a whole team of people helping them to create the perfect pictures for their posts. They have help with their hair, with their make-up, with choosing an outfit and most likely with tidying up before snapping their photos.
So, if it’s really important to you for your home to be looking Instagram-worthy at all times, remember that you can hire in help too.
Getting a professional cleaning company to come in and carry out the bigger household tasks like vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and dusting can be a huge help if you’ve already got a lot on your plate.
After a busy day at work or running around after the kids, you can them relax in the comfort of a home that looks like something straight from Pinterest or Instagram, without having to put in all of the extra work yourself.
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