Real-life renders of animated bedrooms are strangely disappointing

The cool thing about animation is that while the elements of a story may feel familiar – perhaps the characters are human, and live in the sort of houses we recognise – the animated format allows us to suspend our disbelief. Things happen in cartoons that wouldn't happen in real life. And largely, as an audience, we'll happily accept that. 

And when designers are creating sets for their character designs (see our character design tips for advice on crafting your own), they can also forget the practicalities of interior design. On an animated set, it doesn't matter if the bed frame looks like it cost big bucks, or whether a shelf would in reality be able to hold that many books, or whether it's really practical to live in a tree. As long as it looks good and works in the animation, it's all gravy.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.