Blogger Cliches

As bloggers there are certain items and styles that we seem to catch on to. In a way it shows a connection between us bloggers, we find the same things aesthetically pleasing and feel in touch with one another. In 5 years time it will be interesting to see how the trends we associate with bloggers have changed. I am in no way poking fun at fellow bloggers, I merely wanted to share this post and play a game to see how cliche/typical a blogger you are!

#1. Copper/rose gold everything!

Over the past couple of years rose gold has become the trend. Personally I like rose gold but I don’t buy everything in rose gold and prefer to have accents of it scattered throughout my bedroom. For example, I’ve got a rose gold lamp, and a couple of rose gold baskets, one on my desk and the other on top of my drawers. I also own the rose gold makeup brush and watch featured in the main image.

#2. Fairy lights

Fairy lights aren’t strictly just a blogger thing but they are often used in blogger’s photographs as a prop. They also double as lighting and bounce light around in photographs. I have a couple of sets which I display in vases, this helps to keep the lights in one place and they look neat and tidy.

#3. Candles

Like fairy lights, candles act as a source of light. Many YouTubers have a candle lit in the background of their videos. A lot bloggers I see use candles as a photo prop and most of the time they aren’t lit. 90% of the candles I see are from Jo Malone or Diptyque. I have a few candles but I don’t tend to use them as photo props. Two out of my three I haven’t even lit yet!

#4. Flowers

Do I hear you say fake peonies? I love nothing better than a natural flower and tend to photograph them when I have the chance.

#5. Marble

Similar to the rose gold trend, marble seems to be everywhere. I much prefer rose gold to marble and don’t own anything with a marble pattern. If you don’t have a marble bench top for your photos a lot of bloggers make their own marble backdrop with a wallpaper sample and a wooden board.

#6. Lightboxes

I find these kind of cool but not not the most practical. I don’t own a lightbox but I know you only get a certain amount of letters when you purchase one so you’ve got to buy extra letters to be able to create messages. I wonder how much power these use and where people store them when they’re not in use or they’re not turned on and the message is not lit up?

#7. Trinket trays

These are really useful props because first and foremost they are used to store jewellery or trinkets in and can easily be emptied to be used in blog photography. I have a set of three ceramic trays from kikki.K and the smallest one appears in the main image of this post.

#8. Polaroid pictures

In November 2016 I purchased a pink Instax camera because the idea of instant polaroid photos seemed like a fun concept. I quickly got tired of wondering whether my picture would develop with the right exposure and I ended up throwing a bunch of pictures away because they didn’t turn out well. I actually sold my camera and the film I didn’t use and I don’t regret it. I’ve still got some nice shots from the pictures that did turn out well.

#9. Eyelash curlers

I see a lot of rose gold eyelash curlers in photos. I have a set of unused, black eyelash curlers which I did consider including in the image of this post but they didn’t sit nicely. One day I’ll learn how to get long, fluttery lashes.

#10. Thick black glasses frames

I wear glasses and it used to be considered ‘ugly’ if you wore glasses. Now it seems every second person seems to have a pair of thick black frames that they wear because glasses are cool (geek chic, right?!). I’m sure some of those pairs of glasses don’t even have lenses in them.

How many of these are you guilty of? Me, I’m guilty of about 50% of these!


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29 thoughts on “Blogger Cliches

  1. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I used to love Copper before it became a trend and have really gone off it now and I’m switching back to gold.
    I don’t like anything that looks fake, fake flowers/fake marble etc, I do use marble and and flowers in my pictures but way prefer the look of the real thing.
    I also don’t like the look of those light letter boxes at all, I find them often ugly!

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  2. littlebeautyloves says:

    Oohh such a great post! I think I do a small handful of these but not always.

    I always attempt to improve my flatlays with more props so that my photos can look intricate, but alas have gone back to a stark white background with minimal props because I want readers to be able to see the product. Plus I wouldn’t know where to store any of it. I also love using real flowers whenever I have them. I grow a few plants with pretty leaves and flowers so you will see them all the time in my photos.

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    • Chanelle says:

      Flatlays are difficult. I find because I’m short I can’t get as high over the products as I would like and the image often looks crooked when it comes to editing. I like to use a white background when I can too 🙂


  3. Siyana says:

    Lol guilty of many of these! I love flowers, candles and fairly lights (although I don’t put them in my pictures very often). I also don’t like those light boxes, they seem very big and kind of useless, and always wondered what’s the point of them 🙂

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  4. Nadine says:

    I am definitely guilty of adopting the rose gold trend and the trinket tray trend. 😀 I also prefer copper/rose gold to the marble trend, I must say. I think I enjoy the richness of the brassy tones but also as accent pieces like you do. I have a few copper toned candles and photo frames but that’s as far as it goes. Great post, Chanelle! 😀 x

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  5. stashy says:

    Yesss, these are all so prevalent on social media.
    I would add: furry blankets, confetti (especially heart or star shaped metallic confetti) and aged / distressed wood as backdrops.
    Also, the “bokeh” style of photos where the background is so blurry / out of focused, it’s a bit distracting. It’s so popular in blogger photos…

    Haha, are the unused black eye lash curler the Surratt, by any chance? 😆

    I guilty of 0% of these as I do not do flat lays or prop my photos simply because I find them all so cliche and distracting! I prefer to just have plain white background. I played around with using black background before but colours didn’t look accurate.

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    • Chanelle says:

      Confetti is so messy!

      Bokeh photos are nice every once in a while but not all the time.

      How did you guess about the eyelash curlers? I watched that video about how to curl but I’m still scared 😛

      I can’t do flatlays well as I don’t have the height advantage and the photos come out crooked.


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