Learn all about customization in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. This guide will show you how to unlock customization, and spice up your furniture, tools, and even your phone casing!
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After unlocking Nook's Cranny, you will be asked to prepare 3 plots of land for future residents. The next day, he will teach you about customization.
During the Workshop, you craft a Wooden Wardrobe, one of the customizable items in the game. Talk to Nook again after making the wardrobe and he'll ask you to customize it at the DIY Workbench next to him. You will also receive 50 customization kits.
After customizing an item for the first time, customization kits will now be available at Nook's Cranny.
|Customization Kit||600 Bells (Single)
3,000 Bells (5 Pieces)
You can purchase customization kits at Nook's Cranny for 600 Bells per piece, or 3,000 Bells for a bundle (5 pieces). Each item requires a different number of customization kits so it is better to prepare more than what you need.
With the customization kits and item in your pocket, use the workbench and select Customize something, and select the item to customize.
Select from the customization options. Each item can be customized differently such as changing the color and the cloth design, so try customizing a variety of items!
Items that can be customized have a brush icon on the upper left side of the recipe.
Surprisingly, Tools can also be customized. However, they will still break, so we recommend saving this for when you have plenty of ressources.
Most of the DIY furniture can be customized, but the colors available depend on the series of the item.
To create a unified look with a single color, collect furniture that belong in the same series.
|Wooden Chair (from the Wooden furniture series)|
|Light Wood||White Wood||Cherry Wood||Dark Wood|
Aside from changing the item's color, some pieces of furniture, like large tables or beds, or anything with a cloth can be customized to have a custom design.
If you update the custom design used on an item, the item's design will update with it too.
As part of the color options, you can unlock the pattern choices by talking to Sable every day in Able Sisters. Eventually, she will give you a gift that allows you to put patterns on items.
There's a variety of Pattern packs, so make sure to talk to her every day to get them all!
How to Unlock the Able Sisters Tailor Shop - Get Customize Patterns
Like the previous games, you can also customize items that you get from the shop.
It's not possible to tell from the Storage menu or Shop menus whether an item will be customizable or not, so you will have to bring the item to a Workbench and test.
Some items, such as cushions and magazine features, can be changed through customization. Some also have the option to be customized with a Custom Design so you can display your items with your favorite design!
You cannot change a furniture's color through customization. However, you can get the color variations of an item by purchasing it through the Nook Shopping Catalog, or receiving it from balloons or as a gift.
|Customizable Phone Case Kit||1,800 Nook Miles|
You can get phone customization kits at the Nook Stop terminal, in exchange for 1,800 Nook Miles. It will be sent to your mail the next day.
What Should You Spend Nook Miles on First?
You can change the color of your phone's case, or even better, design your own case by using a Custom Design.
One thing to note is that the Nook Inc. logo in the center of the phone case cannot be removed.
|List of Custom Designs|
|Clothes and Accesories||Face Paint|
|Paths, Floors and Ground||Signs and Decorations|
|QR Code Sharing|
|Custom Design Share (143)|
|Other Custom Design Guides|
|How to Create Custom Designs|
|How to Share Custom Designs Online|
|How to Use and Erase Face Paint|
|How to Customize Your Furniture, Phone, and Tools|
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