How to Make Your Minecraft Home Look Good
After several weeks of playing Minecraft you would have managed to build a great home with full protection from mobs. However chances are it looks pretty ugly, which is fine for a while, but sooner or later you’ll want a good looking home. In this article I’ll show you some ways to make your Minecraft home look good without sacrificing safety and accessibility.
•Instead of using cobblestone for the walls and floor of your home use stone. Stone offers the same protection and functionality as cobblestone, but is smoother and more refined. You can make stone very easily by putting cobblestone in a furnace with wood or coal in the bottom slot. Coal is your best bet because it lasts a lot longer and is more common.
•Don’t build your house out of dirt. Dirt is weaker than stone/cobblestone and doesn’t make your home stand out in the Minecraft world. This means it can be more easily blown up by creepers and won’t be as easy to find if you get lost.
•Make use of wool. Wool can be dyed to several different primary colours, but I find it best to use white wool. Make the ceiling(s) of your home out of white wool so that it looks like plaster, making it more realistic.
•Sand or sandstone is a great material for building floors and/or walls. Its creamy texture can make it look like carpet, wallpaper or painted wood. Along with a white wool ceiling sand/sandstone can make the interior of a home look far more realistic. Personally I would use sandstone rather than sand, as it is stronger and doesn’t fall like gravel. Sandstone is great for the exterior of buildings too, because it holds a brick-like texture.
•Use glass in every above-ground room. I mean, its not often you see above-ground rooms in real life with no windows. To make glass (windows) simply put sand in a furnace with coal or wood in the bottom slot. Sand is very common (near water), as is coal/wood so you should have no trouble making glass.
•Use staircases rather than ladders when possible, as staircases look better (if done properly) and are more realistic. Its not often you see ladders in real houses linking floors!
•As your Minecraft home gets higher (three floors or above) you can make the upper floors more open plan. This is because mobs cannot get you three odd floors high, therefore its safe to build open balconies, plazas, lookouts etc…
•Use alternative lighting sources rather than torches. Torches are quite pratical, but aren’t very realistic and can look ugly in a home. Glowstone is a much better option, as it looks like an electrical light or lamp. Glowstone looks great on the ceiling, floor, walls and can even be used as streetlights!
Wondering how to make torches in Minecraft? Click here for a tutorial on how to craft torches!