How to Draw a Kids Bedroom

Written by darrin koltow
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How to Draw a Kids Bedroom
Some brainstorming and free tools can make drawing a kid's room fun. (children image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com)

Drawing a kid's bedroom might seem a difficult task at first glance: Novice artists will be challenged by drafting fundamentals like perspective, proportions and shading. Those who can draw but haven't given thought to interior design may find it difficult to draw items reflecting a child's' personality. However, if the artist reflects on the bedroom she had as a child, and seeks free resources that aid in designing floor plans, drawing the bedroom can become an enjoyable, visual exploration of ideas.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Free CAD (computer aided design) program
  • Pencil and paper

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Instructions

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    Begin sketching a floor plan for a generic child's room, which you'll customise for a particular child later. Draw a large rectangle, which represents the walls of the bedroom seen in top view. Choose any dimensions you like, but ensure the rectangle fills most of an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper.

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    Begin adding smaller rectangles representing large objects commonly seen in kids' bedrooms. Draw a squarish rectangle against one wall to represent a desk. The rectangle's length shouldn't exceed one fifth of the room's length.

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    Complete the layout by sketching rectangles for the other large objects in the room, with one rectangle per wall for the largest objects. The bed should be no smaller than half the room's length and about a third of its length in width. The dresser should be a little longer than the desk, but half as wide.

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    Make the floor plan three dimensional by duplicating your sketch in one of the free CAD (computer aided design) programs listed in Resources: In the program's top view, apply the box tool to create boxes for each of the rectangles representing the room's desk and other furnishings.

  5. 5

    Select your program's perspective view, then, one by one, apply the program's scale tool to resize the furniture to a plausible height.

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    Print out the image of the room, adjusting your printer's settings to make faint lines of all furnishings.

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    Draw over the faint lines and begin to customise the room as you draw: Add seams for the drawers of the dresser and desk; replace the desk's block-bottom with vertical lines representing legs; consult photos of rooms for more details.

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    Give the room a sports theme if the child you're drawing the room for likes sports: Draw triangles near the bed and desk. These represent pennants of sports teams. On the dresser and desk, draw gold cylinders with handles to represent winner's cup trophies. Draw a basketball hoop as a tapered cylinder, surrounded by wavy lines to represent the net. Sketch ovals, and small and large spheres on the bedroom's floor. These represent footballs, basketballs and baseballs.

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    Make a girl's room by first calling to mind ornate and luxurious furnishings. On the bed, draw several small squares with wavy lines on each side to depict throw pillows. Draw swirling paisleys on the bedspread. Make a canopy over the bed by drawing thin cylinders at each of the bed's corners.

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    Design a room for a child with a sense of wonderment and magic by drawing crescents and stars against a navy blue background to depict a starry night.

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    Craft a room for academically or science-oriented kids by emphasising knowledge: Draw a large block near the desk to illustrate a bookcase. Sketch in many pairs of parallel lines to illustrate an abundance of books on the shelves. Color the room with muted, solid colours instead of complicated patterns.

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