Descriptive Essay Topics

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As you choose a suitable topic for a descriptive essay, you got to choose something that you are so interested in it, a topic that you’re so passionate about. Having a number of topics in mind will be of help since you will finally choose the ones you have a lot to write about. In this case, you will be narrowing down to the few that you are comfortable with. Select topics which will give you room to explore in emotional/feelings grounds. The essence of the emotional part is to create a kind of special connection between the subject topic and reader.

It will all depend on you, whether you choose a hard topic or easy, it will lie to you.

Why choose a topic that you know less or nothing about?

It just doesn’t add up. You are at liberty to select any topic you know best. Topics that are broad and will let you express yourself in the best way possible. A good topic is one you have had personal experience with. This will help you in developing the whole essay, describing from a personal angle, example describing a perfume or cologne you use daily. As such, you won’t lack words to develop a masterpiece descriptive essay.

Now having several topics in mind, a “brain dump” would be precise at the moment. Scribble the content on every topic. Why do I say so? This will help you select a topic that has adequate information that would help you score highly. In short, you will be weighing the topics with regards to information content.  Constructing a table or chart would be of much help when “brain dumping”. Under each topic write down the ideas you think they are to be included.

If these topics prove to be similar in content, your wits will now be useful, narrow them down to where your heart feels to write on. A good descriptive essay topic comes from the heart, something you so wish to let everyone know about. Shouting to the whole wide world a descriptive essay should sound. A descriptive essay topic should be open-ended, in that you can maneuver all over as you let your reader think more of the subject. Always start from the known to the unknown. Whatever you think they know let it be at the beginning then the mystery will follow. This will maintain your audience till the very end.


You’re describing something, someone or an occurrence that maybe your reader already has an idea. Do not beat around the bush, time-wasting you will be doing and you might even lose audience.

  • My pet
  • The zoo around the corner
  • A washing machine
  • The babysitter
  • My dog
  • The lounge
  • A dog
  • An ostrich
  • A wooden dining table
  • The coffee mill
  • The gym
  • Love at first sight
  • The godowns
  • The immortals
  • Dalmatian puppies
  • A batik painting
  • The school nurse
  • First day in school
  • The last prom night
  • The queen of England
  • A samurai
  • A lampstand
  • The kitchen table
  • My room
  • My favorite food
  • The beauty parlor
  • A saloon
  • The barbershop
  • A river
  • A dam
  • Hawaiian pizza
  • Sweet noodles
  • A celebrity
  • The interior of parliament buildings
  • The birthday party
  • The television set in the bedroom
  • The seal
  • A bank
  • A stereo
  • The bar next door
  • The barmaid living with us
  • A stripper club
  • The motel by the road
  • Las Vegas
  • My dream night out
  • My spouse
  • My silly and crazy girlfriend
  • Cappuccino coffee
  • The drycleaners
  • The central park
  • The arcade
  • The school buses
  • A locker room
  • A hair comb
  • The cobbler
  • The amazing spider
  • The queens dress
  • The play
  • Salsa dance
  • The kings voyage