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How to Draw a Room

Easy, step by step Room drawing tutorial
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"There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to - in my room." - "In My Room," song by the Beach Boys

Are you expecting guests? You can learn how to draw a room and make it inviting. Get creative as you hone your interior decorating skills!

A room is defined as "any space enclosed within a number of walls." Houses are made up of many rooms.

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Sometimes, entire stories can unfold within the confines of a single room. This is the case in the novel Room by Emma Donaghue.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: The New York Skyline, Log Cabin, and City.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Room

Room drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Room Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a bookshelf. Use straight lines to create the "L" shaped furniture. Draw another "L" shaped line inside the shape, and connect the corners with a straight line. Enclose rectangles within the shape to form the shelves and cabinet doors.

Draw small ovals to form the handles of the cabinet. Then, on the tabletop portion, draw a small oval with two curved lines emerging from it. This forms the base of the lamp.

Room drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Room Step 02

2. Enclose a narrow, curved parallelogram to create the lampshade. Enclose an oval at its top using a curved line. Then, draw the bed. Use straight lines to enclose the rectangular footboard, mattress, and sides of the headboard.

Use a curved line to complete the headboard. Then, draw the pillow. Use curved lines to enclose the loosely rectangular shape, noting the teardrop-shaped tufts at each corner.

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Room drawing - step 3
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3. Detail the bed using straight and curved lines. Contour the pillow and footboard. Then, outline the turned-down comforter of the neatly made bed. After that, outline the room in the style of a perspective drawing. Enclose a square for the back wall, partially hidden by the furniture.

Then, draw straight lines extending outward from each corner to indicate the adjacent walls, floor, and ceiling. Along one wall, enclose a trapezoid within a trapezoid.

This forms the door and the door frame, aligning the rectangular shapes with the room's perspective. Use an oval to form the doorknob.

Room drawing - step 4
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4. Draw a small desk or bedside table at the foot of the bed, erasing as necessary. Use straight lines to outline the rectangular top, front, and side; the inlay on the front; and the sides of the tabletop.

Then, draw a potted flower on top. Use curved lines to outline the pot, leaves, stem, and daisy-like blossom.

Room drawing - step 5
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5. Draw a straight line and two small circles on the front of the table, indicating drawers. Then, draw a curtain rod near the top of the wall. Use straight, parallel lines for the rod and a circle at the end. Use pairs of "C" shaped lines to enclose the hooks.

Room drawing - step 6
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6. Draw the curtains over the window. Use pairs of long curved lines to trace the curtains, with an irregular shaped tie-back. Contour folds in the fabric using curved lines. Begin outlining the square window panes.

Room drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Room Step 07

7. Complete more square window panes, and use a series of "U" shaped lines to indicate bushes or trees outside. Then, draw a circle within a circle to begin a clock on the wall.

Draw a small circle and two elongate ovals to form the clock's hands.

Room drawing - step 8
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8. Draw a light fixture hanging from the ceiling, erasing as necessary. Use curved lines to outline the irregular shapes. Then, draw a rug on the floor - an oval within a rectangle inside another rectangle.

Room drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Room Step 09

9. Draw books and a toy car on the bookshelf. Use rectangular shapes and straight lines for the books, curved lines and circles for the car.

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How to Draw a Room Step 10

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