Today I’d like to talk about something that every builder has probably faced, whether they’re new or seasoned. Designers, artists, and yes, Sims builders, can fall into patterns and develop a go-to style that they always seem to gravitate towards. You may be a modern minimalist, a clutter queen, or a castle junkie; whatever the case, the scenery always seems to be similar to the last build you’ve created.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s very important to get enjoyment from your builds. If old style cafes are your thing, then by all means, keep them coming! Feeling good in what you’re creating is important, however getting out of your comfort zone every once in awhile can have many benefits.
If you only work within a set style, you miss out on developing other design techniques. I would encourage everyone, even those who don’t consider themselves to be great builders, to try something completely different every once in awhile. In this article I’ll give you a few Sims 4 build tips to aid you while going down a different design path.
Identifying Your Strengths
If you create in the same style all the time, you’re going to be extremely efficient in your builds. Your instincts are well developed and you feel like a build flows effortlessly. Identify what it is you do best, and try to do the opposite for your next lot.
Create a Plan
If you’ve only ever created a modern style home, then building a castle may seem impossible. Don’t go in blind! Even though you can start a modern house build without looking at any references, doesn’t mean that you could do the same with an old medieval tower. Do some research, find some references, and dissect each element of the style.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself
Building out of your comfort zone may produce something that makes you feel like you didn’t do your best. Don’t give up! Keep building. Your next one will be much better. Practice makes perfect!
Take Part in Challenges
Creating challenges is one way for me to think outside of the box, which is why I like to have a random dice roll component within the rules. Participating in small build challenges every once in awhile can keep you on your toes while developing some skills you never knew you had!
This article is in no way trying to force you to do something you don’t enjoy. Perhaps it can just be a reminder that trying new things can result in new favourites, too! What are your favourite Sims 4 build tips? Let me know in the comments below!
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