Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The reality behind Instagram

The reality behind the images I share on Instagram, featuring the before and afters of my images

I'm an Insta-addict, plain and simple. Since signing up two years ago I've become completely obsessed with looking at peoples homes, and I can safely say it's single-handedly responsible for the massive hit my bank balance takes every time I spot a new trend.

However, I'm under no allusion that it's real life. I think we're all guilty of jazzing things up a bit for our pictures, I know I certainly am. This can be hard to remember though when you're admiring someone's perfectly styled show-home, whilst the dog does her business on your rug, and you've no idea where the 15 cold cups of tea littering the lounge have come from.


recently shared how I take my pictures, of which 90% is making sure everything's 'picture perfect' before pressing the shutter button. This means cleaning up all the dogs toys and 'baby crap' that takes over my home, plumping the cushions, kicking anything unattractive out of shot, and removing the towels that protect my footstool from dirty dog paws.

So I thought I'd share the before and after reality behind some of my Instagram pictures, to show that, more often than not, everything isn't quite as it seems online.

Lounge
The reality behind the images I share on Instagram, featuring the before and afters of my images
The reality behind the images I share on Instagram, featuring the before and afters of my images

Kitchen 
The reality behind the images I share on Instagram, featuring the before and afters of my images

Bathroom 
The reality behind the images I share on Instagram, featuring the before and afters of my images

If you feel brave enough to share the truth behind your images, use the hashtag #thetruthaboutmyhouse over on instagram/twitter/facebook tagging me (@dove_cottage) too, and I'll share some of my favourites!

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx
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