Today we are sharing how to draw a bed step-by-step. We are drawing it at an angle so it looks more interesting. This bed would work great in a room, if you were doing one-point perspective or if you just wanted to draw your DREAM BEDROOM!

How To Draw a Bed

Supplies: Find our favorite drawing supply tools right here.

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers

Drawing supplies for beds

Let’s get started:

First, let’s make sure our paper is landscape, that means sideways like a train.

Artist tip: point to the middle of your paper with your finger. This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in. It does not have to be exact!

How to draw a bed step one - straight lines

1. Today, we are also imagining that our paper has 4 equal sections…one line down the middle vertically and one horizontally. As if we folded our paper in half and in half again.

Aligning lines for drawing a bed

Drawing a footboard

2. Now let’s draw a straight line, where the lower middle line would be. It only has to be as tall as you want your bed. Next, draw another line in the middle of the lower right rectangle; so about 3 or 4 finger widths from the first line. Make sure you are drawing light until you get it right!

How to draw a bed frame

3. Next, we are going to draw 2 lines connecting our first lines, this makes a rectangle shape. This shape is the footboard, leave lines to make into bed posts. Make sure not to start at the top, or go to the bottom.

Sketching a bed

4. Let’s double check that our bed posts are aligned, but not starting at the same spot. This will help to create perspective. It can be tricky, but is easier if we go one step at a time.

How to draw bedroom furniture

5. Now, draw light straight lines up from the 3 of the 4 corners of our rectangle. We won’t “see” the lower right corner, so we won’t need that line.

6. At the end of the new lines we are going to draw 2 more bedposts, these will be straight lines, too!

How to draw a headboard

7. Remember when I said it can be tricky, it is! You may need to look at your lines and adjust them. I did. Also, remember our friend the eraser. This is why we draw light lines.

Bed shading lines

8. Now for the details! Friends, you can make this bed as fancy as you want. I am drawing a simple version to get you started.

How to color a bed

9. COLOR! I made my blanket lines look a little wavy, as my bed is rarely made perfectly neat! I’ve also added a horizon line to help the bed not look like it’s floating.

There you go! You’ve done it! A bed!

Let’s see what else we can draw together…next time.

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