To enter decorating mode in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), hold down the Down Button while inside your house. Read on to learn how to place and move furniture as well as how to use the storage and the decorating mode.
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It is finally satisfying to see your house after upgrading from a tent. Now what should you do with your house?
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|Decorate with Furniture||Store Items|
|Upgrade for More Rooms||Change Up Your Look|
Collect furniture and other items to bring life to your home. From furniture to bugs and fish, you can display just abuot anything in your home!
Each week, the Happy Home Academy rates your home from your interior decorations. You will get gifts from them every time you rank up.
You can earn Nook Miles based on the number of items in your house.
|Place 5 pieces of furniture in your home.||300||Interior/Sort|
|Place 15 pieces of furniture in your home.||1,000||Tentative/Remodeler|
|Place 30 pieces of furniture in your home.||2000||Comparative/Sundires Fan|
|Place 100 pieces of furniture in your home.||3000||Assumed/Appliance Fan|
|Place 150 pieces of furniture in your home.||5000||Abounding/Interior-Design Fan|
Gain access to your storage space after upgrading your tent to a house. The initial storage space can hold 80 items and increases with every house upgrade.
Hoarding and storing tons of items will reward you Nook Miles, so as long as you still have space, fill that storage up!
|Good Things in Store!|
|Have 20 items in your storage.||300||Overstuffed/Stylist|
|Have 50 items in your storage.||1000||Partially Obscured/Talent|
|Have 100 items in your storage.||2000||At-Capacity/Manager|
|Have 200 items in your storage.||3000||Self-Possessed/Coordinator|
|Have 300 items in your storage.||5000||Invulnerable/Life Hacker|
Pay your loans and keep upgrading your house to unlock more rooms for you to decorate. Click on our guide below to learn more about house upgrades!
House loans may be a pain in the pocket, but the Nook Miles you get from it are rewarding.
|Upgrade your home once.||500||One-Room/Loner|
|Upgrade your home for the second time.||1000||Single-Occupant/Beginner|
|Upgrade your home for the 5th time.||2000||Homey/Sentiment|
|Upgrade your home for the 6th time.||3000||Second-Floor/Landlord|
|Upgrade your home for the 7th time.||5000||Basement/Backbone|
By getting an S rank, you will unlock the Decorated Decorator activity from the Nook Mileage program.
|Get an S ranking from the Happy Home Academy.||1000||Happy/Overachiever|
Use a mirror or a vanity to change your hair, face, or even add custom designs to your face.
Learn more through our detailed guide below.
How to Change Your Face and Hair
Any furniture that serves as a storage space can be used to access your clothes to change your outfit. This includes dressers, closets, cabinets — and yes, even refrigerators!
|1.||Place and Move Furniture|
|2.||Select Your Wallpaper and Flooring|
|3.||Adjust the Lighting|
|4.||Access the Storage|
|5.||Enter Decorating Mode|
Display items in your house by opening your pocket and placing the item on the floor. To move an item, hold down the A button to hold the object and move the left joystick to move or rotate the object.
You can also face the wall and hang items such as clothes, hats, and other furnishings.
Set the mood of the room by adjusting the lights. You can choose between warm or cool light, or no lights at all by pressing the Up Arrow button.
Access the storage from inside of your house by pressing the Right Arrow button. To learn more about using the storage, check this section of the page.
To decorate your house quickly, the decorating mode allows you to move items around the house easily. To enter decorating mode, press the Down Arrow button.
Learn more about using the decorating mode by checking this section of the page.
From inside your house, you can press the Right Arrow button to open up your storage. You can then see the items which are sorted by category and select them to place them in your pockets.
To put an item in storage, open up your pockets while inside your house. Select the item by pressing A and choose Put in Storage.
Enter decorating mode by pressing the Down Arrow button.
|Up Arrow||Adjusts the lights to warm light, cool light, or no lights.|
|Right Arrow||Opens up the storage and you can directly place items on the floor or on the wall.|
|X Button||Opens up your pockets and you can place items inside the room.|
|Right Control Stick||Rotates the camera around the room.|
|+ Button||Switches between floor and wall access.|
|- Button||Hides the guide. Press - to turn it back on.|
|A Button||Rotates the item.|
|A Button (Hold)||Grabs an item so you can move it around with the left joystick. Release to place item.|
|Y Button||Puts the item in storage.|
|L Button||Switches between the item placed on the ground and the item placed on top of the previous items.|
|R Button (Hold)||Drag with the left joystick and release to select the items.|
|House and Storage|
|How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House||How to Store Furniture and Other Items|
|How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode||How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank|
|Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide||How to Get Rid of Cockroaches|
|How to Get Moving Wallpaper||How to Get Moving Flooring|
|List of House Customization Options||All House Upgrades | How to Pay Off Your Loan|
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