You need to be absorbed in interior design details, whether you are creating renders for your home or office. You need to pay attention to every detail, from the interior design styles and materials to the color combinations and lighting, to create interior renders that are unique and inspiring.
Yet, many visualization newcomers ignore this aspect and focus on modeling and other technical 3D skills. These skills are essential, but boring interior designs can result in boring renders.
Interior design can seem overwhelming. It is a complex and broad subject. However, you can be a professional in interior design to make good renders. You can learn the basics by following a few rules.
Visualization is a way to visualize the world. We spend much time trying to imitate it as closely as possible. It makes sense to use visual references whenever possible. Not only do they help you to visualize the design, but also provide inspiration. You can learn from other designers by looking at how they combine ideas, design styles, and colors.
Inspiration can be found in the natural world. If you see something that you like while outside, take a picture and save it to your visual collection. This article provides details about places where you can find inspiration.
It is easy to find photographic references by looking online and saving any images you like into your visual library. When you are ready to start creating a scene, you’ll have a list of images that you can use as inspiration. You could look at popular color schemes for modern interiors, or whether a darker wood or lighter one is better for traditional designs.
Websites such as Divisare or Archdaily can be great! These websites feature portfolios from international photographers and images from specific projects, countries, materials, and more.
Define a clear and exciting direction
It is easy to fall for the same design and references over and over again as a 3D artist. This can result in repetitive work that isn’t original and a portfolio that does not show your true potential. As writers struggle with writer’s block, interior designers and artists have their own creative droughts.
This should be addressed at the beginning of your project. Take the time to plan out your design. This will allow you to work more with intention and prevent a scheme that looks rushed. Think about who your target audience is and the story you want to tell. Then ask yourself these questions:
What interior design styles are best suited to the story? Contemporary, minimalist, traditional, etc.
Which color combinations are most appropriate for the space and who is it intended to reach? High-end residential might not be able to take advantage of bold colors that are well-suited for modern co-working offices.
Are there any features I could highlight or other ways I can make this work stand out?
You may find yourself answering the same questions for each project. Take a step back, look around, and get some inspiration. Take a look at interior renderings, photos, and design schemes from around the globe.
You will be able to achieve a better final result and likely get there faster. If you’re going on a walk, planning your route and destination ahead of time will make it easier and ensure you get to where you want to go. You could find yourself anywhere if you simply walk outside in any direction.
Attention to the Materials
You need to pay attention to details when designing an interior render. Every material has its own unique characteristics which can drastically alter the feel of a space.
Concrete can look great in a space, but it can also feel uninviting and cold. Textures like fur and other luxurious fabrics, however, can bring warmth to a space and make it feel cozy.
Consider the style you want to achieve, and then choose the right combination of materials. If you are unsure, look online for similar styles to find out which materials go well together.
Take Care when combining styles
We recommend that you keep it simple if you are new to interior renderings or developing design schemes. Be consistent and stick to one style per interior.
You might prefer a traditional design for a bedroom. However, if you are designing a kitchen, you might choose a modern design.
Sticking to a single style will decrease the chances of design elements “clashing”. You will find that materials and furniture will look more attractive if they are the same style. You can combine different styles in the same space to create interesting results once you are more confident in interior design.
Avoid too many empty surfaces
You’ll notice decorations, plants, and vases filling the home or office of someone you meet. Similar to the walls, you have probably seen lights, televisions, and paintings hanging from them. You won’t see large blank surfaces in real life.
When creating interior renderings, you should aim to replicate this. Use these spaces to add personality to your interior. You can add coffee cups, vases, and flowers to the space, which will help you tell a stronger story.
The rule of three is a good way to place objects
We are more attracted to objects, furniture, and colors that are arranged in groups of three. It feels more natural and less artificial. To make your surfaces more pleasing, you might add photo frames, candles, or cushions to a group of three.
Don’t be afraid of being bold. A unique decoration, a statement light, or a patterned feature wall can make your interior design stand out from the rest.
It is not the best way to visualize a space or the details of an interior design. Although it may be able to show the whole room, such images often have poor composition, weak focal points, and lack of purpose.
To come up with new ideas, play around with the camera’s position, focal length, and height. Focus on different aspects of your design. If you have followed our tips, you will find amazing details that will be a great way to showcase your design.
These are also known as vignettes. They are powerful ways to convey a message or feel. In another article, we provide helpful tips for creating vignettes.
The experiment is the Best Thing You Can Do!
It is more important than any other item on the list to experiment with different ideas. While some ideas will work, others will not. However, this will help you to improve your knowledge. You’ll learn more about the design styles you like and those you don’t. Also, you will discover your favorite color combinations and the best lighting settings to showcase them.
Even if your design is perfected, it’s still possible to make changes and improvements along the way. This is part of creativity.