A house can mean many things to people. They can be the place you live your life, or perhaps a place that you dream of living one day.
No matter what a house may mean to you, they’re certainly something we have all seen every day, and it’s easy to imagine what it would be like to design your own house.
If you have ever thought about what it would be like to design your own house but not known how to draw one, then you’re using the right guide!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a house will let you unleash your inner architect!
How to Draw A House – Let’s get Started!
For this guide on how to draw a house, a ruler is going to be your best friend, as it will be used in every step of the guide.
This first step is no exception, and to start with you should draw in a square without a top. Using a drawing tool like a 90 degree set square will help to ensure that it will be a perfect square.
Lastly, draw in two lines that make up a triangular top as you can see in the image.
Step 2 – Add in the top of the roof
For step 2 of your house drawing, we will be focusing on the top of the roof. To start off, draw in two lines from the top corners of the house coming out from the house.
Then, draw in two lines that run parallel to the sloping ceiling of the house so that they will connect to the lines you drew out.
Referring to the reference image will be very helpful for this step.
Step 3 – Draw in a door and chimney
Using your ruler, we will be adding a front door and chimney to your house drawing. The door can be drawn in by adding a thin, horizontal rectangle underneath where the door will go.
Then, draw in a rectangle above the step you just drew to make the door.
Once the door is drawn in, simply use two rectangles to add in the chimney as it appears in the image.
Step 4 – Next, add in a side room
For the next step of our guide on how to draw a house, we will be seeing about adding in a side portion to your house.
This room will be made from a fairly simple shape, but it will be effective with building up your house drawing.
This shape will come off the left-hand side of the house and will appear like a square shape that slopes up towards the house. Finish off this side portion with a line across the bottom of the shape.
Step 5 – Draw in more of the house
Your house drawing is starting to take shape now, so in this step we shall add in a large portion of the house. It may seem like a lot that we will be adding in, but it will all be made out of simple lines with your ruler.
The section will be made from a rectangle extending from the house, and it will have a flat ceiling instead of the sloped one on the main house. Then, two rectangles with two lines drawn across them will finish off this step.
Step 6 – Next, draw in some details for your house
After the last step, the main portion of your house drawing is complete and you can start to focus on some details.
First, using some horizontal and vertical lines, draw in a brick pattern onto the chimney.
Drawing in some lines along the floor base and ceiling as you can see in the image will be the next part, and then you can finish off this step with a small circle for the doorknob.
Step 7 – Use some final details to finish off your house
And now that we’re at step 7 of this guide on how to draw a house, you’re almost finished!
It just needs a few final details, and you can add in some rectangles to make some brick patterns on the house. Finally, you can add in some bushes at the side of the house.
These are the details we used, but you should let your creativity run free at this point and add in any details that you want! If this was a house that you were living in, how would you personalize it?
Bonus: Add The Rest Of The Neighborhood To Add To This Drawing
In this guide on how to draw a house, we showed you how to draw just one house, but wouldn’t it be fun to have a whole neighborhood? We think so, and if you do too then you could add it to your drawing.
Now that you know how to draw a house, you have everything you need to add some more to this picture. It would be recommended to use a really big piece of paper if you’re to do this.
This way, you’ll have enough room to have as many houses as you like. As you will have seen in real life, neighborhoods sometimes have many identical houses while others have different styles for each house.
You could take either approach for your own house drawing. If you want them to look identical, then you would merely need to follow the guide again and make minor variations for each one.
If you want to have each one unique, then there are a few ways you could get some inspiration. One would be to look at the houses in your neighborhood or ones near you.
These can help you get an idea of the different kinds of houses there are. Or, you could look up houses on a property website and get inspiration that way.
If you’re feeling extra creative, then you could design your very own houses, even using the guide as a base. Once you have added your houses, you can then add extra details like people, animals and decorations.
It can be really fun to get creative, and this is your chance to create your very own awesome neighborhood! What kinds of houses would you like to add?
Step 8 – Now, add in some color
Your goal was to learn how to draw a house when you started this guide, and you have succeeded at it! Now that your house drawing is complete, the only thing left to do is add some color to your drawing in.
We have shown you one way that you can color in your house, but for this stage especially you should show us how creative you can be!
For example, maybe you could color this house in the colors of a house you have lived in, or maybe in the colors of a house you dream of owning.
What colors and art mediums will you use to complete your incredible drawing?
3 More tips to make your house drawing easy!
Build up this house picture with these 3 handy and fun tips!
The first way that we have for making this house sketch easy also gives you an alternative way to color it in.
You can buy different colors of construction paper from many craft stores, and then use it for this page.
Simply cut out various shapes that you will need to make the house, and then you can assemble it all with glue.
Cutting out these shapes can be easier than drawing them perfectly on the page.
Once it’s all done, the page will also look really cool as the colors will have more of a presence. There are other kinds of crafts that you could use as well, so have fun experimenting!
When creating this house drawing, you can use real-life examples of houses to help you out. You could use your own house or find a nice one in your neighborhood that you can take a photo of.
Having a real-life house to use can help you not only get the proportions and details right but can also give you inspiration for your drawing of a house.
You can also add additional sections, details and colors to make your version of the design even more unique!
If you’re having a hard time with this design, don’t be afraid to simply it to make this house drawing easy. For example, you could focus on the main, central section of the house.
By removing certain sections, there will be a lot less to draw. Then, when you have the hang of the section you choose to draw, you can then focus on adding more parts and details of the house!
Breaking down a design into smaller sections is a great way to make it easier, and that just makes it more fun and less frustrating.
You could also remove details such as the bricks on the chimney or on the side of the house if you want to simplify it a bit more still.
Your House Drawing is Complete!
We hope that by using this step-by-step guide you found that learning how to draw a house can be not only easy but also a lot of fun!
We structured this guide to take you through each process and break it down into several stages to build up simpler shapes to create a complete house.
Drawing the house is just one part of it, however, and now it’s up to you to show us what you can do!
We would love to see what you would make your dream house look like by using colors and details.
You could even draw on extra parts to your house drawing and change up some details to really make it your own!
When you color it in, you could also try mixing mediums such as paints, watercolors, colored pens and pencils to get some excellent color tones and details. We can’t wait to see what you decide to go with!
Please be sure to check out our site frequently to never miss out on any of our awesome step-by-step drawing guides we will be bringing out.
We also really would love to see how you complete this drawing, so once it’s done we would be thrilled if you would share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy!
Here Is A House Drawing To Inspire You!
Houses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, and we all have styles that appeal to use. Our artist Amanda has captured a lovely style with this house drawing for kids.
She went with a really classic and appealing design for this example, and now you can use it to guide and inspire you. There are loads of details used on this page, and you could include as many or as little as you like.
The design would also be good for customizing, which could be done easily with some extra small details. It would also be fun for you to add more to the area around the house.
Amanda has gotten you started with this drawing, but now you can take it as far as you like in order to design your dream house. What will you choose?