Books, Baths & Boobs – Recreating Bookstagram Images: Part 4

Bookstagram

A place filled with comfortable white bedsheets and knowledge.

 

Now that we´ve already talked about Books & CoffeeBooks & Bubble Baths and Books & Outdoors it´s time to discuss my next Bookstagram image recreation:  Books & Beds.

The Books & Bed theme is probably the most envied type of Bookstagram feature there is ( according to all the comments under those images ). Why? Well, because they´re just SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL. It´s basically bookish art. Fine, clean, stark white bookish art.

Bookish art that serves two purposes: 1) to look good. 2) To promote a book.

A feature like this is supposed to stop someone from scrolling further. It´s more or less an invitation to read the caption where a book is promoted / a book blog promotes themselves. This is a normal book blogging strategy, not rocket science. But I find it the hardest way to blog, if I´m honest.

After having given this theme much thought I finally found it in me to approach this type of image recreation. All I needed was a ton of shit I don´t have.

From all the beautiful Books & Bed Bookstagram images I chose one from Bookstagrammer  @acourtofwordsandpages

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There´s no denying how beautiful this looks. And if I´m honest- I was a little terrified of copying this image. Why? Because it looks like hard work to me. It looks perfect. It´s so… white-ish. So, I gave it my best. 150%.

Here´s my 150%.

 

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For me, I failed miserably. I´ll tell you why.

 

Here´s What Happened

 

#1  I had to make a few calls. The only things I had on hand were my books and the piece of cardboard. The candles and the white coffee cup & saucer were from my mother in – law. The wooden clothespins, the single pages, and the lavender & vase were from my mom and the white bedsheet…. the hardest item to borrow ( because no one has white bedding around here ), was from my neighbor.

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The experiment hadn´t even started and I was already having problems.

If you´re asking yourselves why I don´t own most of the objects in the picture…

I´m not the decorating type. And, I have kids. I don´t own matching dishes or silverware, let alone saucers for tea/coffee cups. Candles… I´m just not into candles. Let´s not even discuss the white sheet.

Once I had everything together the placements began.

 

#2  You need to be careful. Once that mug has something in it and you place it on your bed then you begin to sweat. The books you open don´t necessarily stay in place so you have to be careful and quick. I held my breath every time I had to readjust the setup.  I didn´t want chocolate milk on the white sheet and I certainly didn´t want to clean it off my mattress or have it spill over my books.

 

#3   Another 2 hours of my life I won´t get back. Add the time I spent collecting everything and the time I spend returning the items to their rightful owners and you can say I spent roughly around 3 hours.

 

My Conclusion

 

For me, this wasn´t worth it. Not worth my time, not worth the sweat I involuntarily invested. I was frustrated from start to finish. I realized that my creativity lies elsewhere. My role is to admire Books & Bed Bookstagram images, not to copy them. I´m just not interested in going the extra mile for a simple image that means so little to me.

I have a newfound respect for those who do this daily/weekly or even once.

Although I´m not too keen on creating this type of content again I´d still recommend giving this a go if anyone were interested in trying this whole thing out. 


 

What do you think? Do you like to see this type of Bookstagram content? Have you tried the Books & Bed theme before? I´d love to hear your thoughts on this. ❤

 


 

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I fully appreciate it.

 

XO´s

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8 thoughts on “Books, Baths & Boobs – Recreating Bookstagram Images: Part 4

  1. I loved seeing this and it’s great to hear your thoughts while you were trying to recreate the photo… I really don’t want to know how much time the original lay out took. It does look amazing (and you made a nice attempt but I still love the first one more 😉) but I wouldn’t have the patience for it! I’m already curious for your next one!

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    1. Naaw. Thank you. I really liked the way you put it- a nice attempt but you love the first one more. I hear you! Me too. Lol. I can only image how long this set up must take for others. But then again- we could be wrong about this. Maybe these Bookstagrammers who do these features only need 20 minutes, you know? I think tomorrow is the bookish art feature. It’s cute.😊 💗

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  2. I think you did a pretty good job with your photo! You did have to do a lot to get the photo though which I wouldn’t be bothered with, to be honest. I really like this type of photo but I’ve never done one myself. I prefer to use a table than a bed.

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    1. Thanks! I think that was also a part of my problem- I was bothered with organizing everything beforehand. You should try this feature out.. with a table! Omg. Why haven’t I thought of that before? Would have made things a tad easier *sigh*

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  3. Ich muss sagen, dass du das echt gut gemacht hast. Das Bild sieht echt super aus. ❤
    Aber für so viel Aufwand. Ich hätte da auch gar keine Lust zu… 😀 Aber echt voll gut gemacht. 🙂

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