You’ve probably seen all over social media that simmers have been hard at work with creating some fun builds and images made in The Sims 4. This latest trend includes showcasing a room, multiple rooms or even an entire lot from one angle from which you can see all the important items and details inside – just like with a real life dollhouse. This amazing community trend all started with smart–milk‘s captivating way of capturing (and editing) everyday rooms and situations in The Sims 4, as seen in some of her screenshots down below:
You can check out one of many examples by @lostinsophie which beautifully showcases a simple, two-story loft…
— soph 💚 (@lostinsophie) April 7, 2019
Another one is the beautiful, vibrant room created by @springsims…
Here’s mine 💛 pic.twitter.com/Ifo3EqNwqr
— 🌻 SPRINGSIMS 🌻 #SPRINGSQAUD 🌻 (@spring_sims) April 7, 2019
And another vibrant room created by @simsontherope!
I made this one ! pic.twitter.com/vdCHMeyIfE
— Rope (@simsontherope) April 7, 2019
So, what do you need to do in order to create a Dollhouse Build?
Build A Room
When building a room (or multiple rooms) it’s important to know one thing and that’s the fact that your main focus is showcasing objects and details on only two sides of the wall.
For this article I won’t be building a specific room (because I suck at it) but rather use a Styled Room example. More specifically – the Delighting Den Room from The Sims 4 Bowling Night Stuff Pack!
As you can see in the screenshots below I have cut down the two walls that usually get minimized in the Wall Cutaway View and have also changed the scenery to night-time to better showcase the lighting that’s been placed down in the room.
You can also liven up your dollhouse build screenshot by sending in your Sims into your build and keep them busy with various activities!
The next step is all about presentation. Most Dollhouse Builders like to kick things up a notch by editing their build screenshot in Photoshop or other image editing tools.
Here are some steps I took to spruce up my Dollhouse Build Screenshot:
- Used the Quick Selection Tool to cut out the Room from my screenshot
- Added more vibrance by turning up Brightness and Contrast
You can always go that extra mile and make your Dollhouse Screenshot even more presentable by adding a background that will bring even more attention to the colors of your Dollhouse as well as add a color palette on the side that will point out some of the primary colors you’ve used for your build.
What I’ve done for the screenshot below:
- Added two layered backgrounds below the dollhouse build
- Added a drop shadow for the build
- Pointed out 4 primary colors used for the build
Of course, this is just a small example of what you can do with your Dollhouse Build. What’s important to know is that you can go beyond boundaries and templates of what I’ve shown here and create something entirely else as long as you have in mind the dollhouse aesthetic.
There are PLENTY of dollhouse builds and rooms already that you can find on The Gallery. Simply search for #Dollhouse, #TS4Dollhouse hashtags and you can even put together a dollhouse of your own using multiple rooms found in The Gallery.