How to Draw a House (3 Easy Methods for Beginner)

People can attach many meanings to a house. One can live in a place where one lives their entire lives, or maybe one day they will live in a place where they dream of living.

A house, no matter what it means to you, is certainly something we all see on a daily basis, and imagining how it would be to design your own house seems easy.

You’re using the right guide if you’ve ever thought about what it would be like to design your own home but didn’t know how to draw one.

Let your inner architect out with this easy-to-follow guide on how to draw a house!

How to Draw a House: 3 Different Methods

Method 1:

Step 1:

draw in a square without a top

To begin, draw a square without a top, and then proceed with the remaining steps. 

You can ensure a perfect square by using a drawing tool such as a 90 degree set square.

In the image, you can see that two lines make up a triangle at the top.

Step 2: Add in the top of the roof

Add in the top of the roof

We are going to focus on the roof’s top for step 2 of your house drawing. Start by drawing two lines coming out of the top corners of the house.

Connect these parallel lines to the lines you drew so that they will connect to the lines you drew.

For this step, it will be very helpful to refer to the reference image.

Step 3: Draw in a door and chimney

Draw in a door and chimney

In your house drawing, we will add the front door and chimney using your ruler. A thin, horizontal rectangle can be added underneath the door to indicate where it will go.

Make the door by drawing a rectangle above the step you just drew.

Add the chimney as shown in the image by using two rectangles once the door is drawn in.

Step 4: Add in a side room

Add in a side room

We will see about adding a side portion to your house in our next step of our guide on how to draw a house.

You will be able to build up your house drawing with this relatively simple room.

There will be a square shape coming off of the left side of the house and sloping towards the house. 

This side portion should be finished off with a line across the bottom.

Step 5: Draw in more of the house

Draw in more of the house

We are adding a large portion of your house to your drawing in this step to give it shape. 

Adding in all of this may seem overwhelming, but it will all be made up of simple lines using your ruler.

There will be an extension of the house with a rectangle and a flat roof rather than the sloped ceiling on the main house. 

We will finish off this step by drawing two rectangles with two lines crossing them.

Step 6: Draw in some details for your house

Draw in some details for your house

You can now start focusing on some details of your house drawing once you complete the last step.

Make the chimney look like a brick pattern by drawing horizontal and vertical lines.

As you can see in the photo, the next step is to draw some lines along the floor base and ceiling, and then you can finish off this step with a small circle for the door knob.

Step 7: Use some final details to finish off your house

Use some final details to finish off your house

By now you’re almost done with this step-by-step guide to drawing a house!

It just needs a few more details, and then some rectangles can be added to make some brick patterns. At the side of the house, you can plant some bushes.

These are the details we used, but you can add in any details you wish at this point! What would you do if you lived in this house?

Step 8: Add in some color

Add in some color

Method 2:

Step 1: Draw the First Section of the House

House roof section drawing

Make a sketch of the first part of the house

Step 2: Draw the First Section of the Roof

House roof section drawing

Place the roof over that portion of the house with the edges hanging over the edge.

Step 3: Draw the Second Section of the House

House sections outline drawing

The second section of the house should be added to the first section along with the roof.

Step 4: Draw the Outlines of the Windows

Draw the Outlines of the Windows

Draw the window outlines. Every section of the house should have one large window, and the first section should have one small one (usually these are for the attic).

Step 5: Draw the Door

Draw the Door

Draw a small platform at the bottom of the door (basically one step).

Step 6: Draw the Chimney

Draw the Chimney

On the second section of the house, draw the chimney.

Step 7: Draw the Smaller Details

Draw the Smaller Details

First draw the larger windows by tracing a smaller rectangle inside them, and then add dividers to all the smaller windows.

A handle can also be added to the door (just make it round).

Step 8: Finish the Line Drawing

Finish the Line Drawing

You can add a few bushes around the house to make it look a bit more lively. You can accomplish this by erasing the house and creating “cloud like” shapes for the bushes.

As soon as you have confirmed everything seems to be in the right place, you can either go over your drawing in darker pencil lines or in black marker or pen.

Step 9: Color the House

Color the House

You can color the drawing however you like (pencils, paints, markers, etc…).

The house can be yellow, the roof red, and the windows blue for a nice color combination.

The door should be brown and the bushes should be green. Larger windows can have white frames around them.

Method 3:

Step 1:

drawing a large rectangle and divide

The blueprint for the house. Draw a large rectangle and divide it into two parts with a straight vertical line to begin drawing the blueprint of the house. 

Living room rectangles should be longer than hallway rectangles. 

As part of this lesson, we will teach you how to identify correct proportions, but if you feel you’ve got the hang of it now, you can design your own house plan.

Step 2:

Contours of the roof and the doors

Roof and door contours. From the middle of the left-hand side of the house, find the top of the roof. Starting on the right side, draw a horizontal line across the entire house.

This line will mark the boundary between the roof and the walls. In the right-hand corner, draw another rectangle that will serve as a door.

Step 3:

Windows of the house

The house’s windows. Using a ruler when drawing a house and following a step-by-step method make the process much easier. Once you have added the foundation and the windows, your drawing is nearly half complete.

The foundation of the house is an essential structural component, so draw another horizontal line along the ground.

Repeat the process for the roof. For the living room’s windows, draw smaller rectangles.

Step 4:

Add details to the house

Describe the house in detail. Now slant the roof just a bit on one side by cutting it on both sides. Because roofs are rarely perfectly symmetrical, it is often possible to make them appear interesting. 

Make sure the window and door are shaped correctly. The foundation should be reinforced. 

A small rectangle needs to be drawn between the bigger rectangle and the vertical dividing line – this serves as a funnel. Your drawing should show how the walls and roof connect on the left.

Step 5:

Draw parallel lines

Create the illusion of layered wooden planks on the front of the roof by drawing parallel lines. Make sure the windows have shutters. 

You may additionally like to include a neat porch underneath the entrance. Draw tiny squares inside your foundation to make it appear as if it is made of bricks. This can also be done for your chimney. 

You can accent your roof with clay tiles, which may be tedious, but the effect it provides is definitely worth it. 

Additionally, you should plant trees and grass around your house for a beautiful landscape.

Step 6:

Color your drawing

Finished drawing of a house. Choose a color and color your drawing accordingly.


The house in this drawing is very simple. Drawing all the straight lines may be the biggest challenge for a beginner artist. If you want to improve, you should simply try without the ruler if it makes things easier.

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