How to I make this more realistic/add more depth

I realize i need to add more value to it, however, I’m not sure where to add it, and in which direction to work in. How do I bring this to the “Next level”?enter image description here

Ok, after taking the advice given to me I made an Updated version, it still needs some lighting tweaks, and is not yet finished; enter image description here

Answer

Depens a lot on what program are you using. But lets get to that later.

In general:

  1. Try to texture a bit the objects. Even Paint wich is the most basic program ever, has a spray that can give you a bit texture.

See the frame of the door.
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  1. Projected shadows. This is the most basic thing to give deept to an image, In the example one object is now clearly behind another.

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  1. Use external resources like textures. I googled Old wood texture.

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  1. Add elements. For example bolts to the upper thing, etc.

But one very important thing is that you shoud use a more advanced program than Paint… if that is what you are using.

Using for example Gimp gives you the posibility to work in layers.

Layers is a realy, realy, realy big diference when working on a digital file.

Now you can work on an element and work on an element behind it without making a mess.

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Source : Link , Question Author : DragonJarod , Answer Author : Rafael

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