4 Rendering design mistakes that could dull your client's home

Mar 7, 2023

4 min


There's something odd about the rendering you can't easily detect

A woman designing a wall

Have you ever sensed something wrong with your rendering but can’t determine it? It’s not the color, shape, or line. It’s not even the texture used because you have carefully planned it. 

What could that be? 

Read on because this blog will share with you four rendering mistakes that could dull your client’s home. 

1. Boring entryway

Entryways are one of the most unrecognizable parts of a rendering, and sometimes, we don’t even see entryways in a rendering. They are rarely showcased. They tend to be overlooked if they are displayed because they seem simple and boring. This shouldn’t be the case. In reality, this part of the home must also be carefully designed because that is the most visible part of the home to visitors. Therefore, even in rendering, entryways must be thoughtfully rendered so that the real-life version of the house will not look dull. 

Tips: Think about the entry point design that best fits the room next to it. In your rendering, use the perfect light fixture and accent it with colors that complement the overall design of your house. Placing artwork or embellishments that keep the entry inviting and superb is highly recommended. Check the photos below for more ideas. 

2. Too many accent walls

In one of our blogs, we all learned that an accent wall is one of the features that you should consider adding to your rendering but be careful about overly decorating them with accent walls. 

Accent walls are meant to provide contrast more than color. Having too many contrasting walls defeats the primary purpose of accent walls. 

Tips: If you want to feature a particular design on your rendering, set them in one space at a time. Take time to evaluate the shape of the space you want to feature because the success of the accent wall on your rendering depends on it since our eyes notice shapes before the color. While accent walls are meant to provide contrast, make sure they are an excellent addition to the room design.

3. Poorly thought-out lighting schemes.

Lighting is vital in making our spaces inviting or the other way around. The same is true with your rendering. Even if you have properly laid down the furnishings and decorations, your client's home rendering may still look dull if you have neglected the lighting. Don't make it too bright or too dim. Check out other wrong practices below that could impact our home because of poorly thought-out lighting schemes. 

  • One source of light

If there's only one light source in your rendering, especially with your interior renders, its beauty won't be emphasized.

Blocking the windows

Sunlights are among the best lighting sources in picture-perfect outdoor scenes and home renderings. However, due to valid reasons, some artists tend to block windows that prevent natural light from lighting the home. This, in turn, dims the rendering, which could sometimes make the house rendering look dull and unpleasant.

Tips: Carefully plan how you will arrange your home rendering. Most of the time, windows are blocked because your client wants a private space, or too much natural light simply makes them uncomfortable. If this is the case, think about rearranging your house and leaving the window space open.

If you want to learn more about lights, check out our blog about the different lighting styles used in 3D renderings. Hope it could help you further prevent lighting mistakes you may commit in your future rendering. 

4. Wrong Furniture Placement

Imagine falling in love with the latest IKEA furniture to the point of being obsessed with placing it in your renders, even if it doesn't fit well. Careful. This could make your client's home render uninteresting, even if it is IKEA.

Tips: Marissa Sauer, interior designer and founder of Design MACS, said it is crucial to pick pieces to scale with the wall you're putting them on. According to her, a piece that is too small could look a bit random, and one that's too big could make the room look small and cluttered. Think about these rules when arranging things during home rendering. Make sure that all accessories and appliances you’re planning to put up on your rendering are spatially related to one another. Take note of how each appliance, furniture, and accessories fit well with their space.


Make the most of your time by avoiding unnecessary errors that could ruin your home rendering. Prevent your client’s home rendering from boring entry, too many accent walls, a poorly thought-out lighting scheme, and furniture misplacement.

We hope this blog helps. If you are a realtor who doesn’t want these renderings mistakes seen on your marketing assets, our advice would be to get rendering services from trusted artists such as the ones from us, HomeRender. 

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This article was last updated on Sep 16, 2023