Starting a new life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a seriously exciting thing, especially as there's so much freedom to create your perfect idyll. Whether you're designing your perfect home, creating an island to impress your visitors or simply looking for ways to spend more time with your friends through the medium of New Horizons, we've got some top tips and ideas to help you get started.
From events to interior and exterior design tips, take a look below for all our various guides, and we challenge you to not be inspired by all the community creativity.
Before you get started with your new Animal Crossing life, make sure you know how to download, make, and share custom designs in New Horizons (opens in new tab).
How to host a pop concert in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Lights, camera, music! Spend a fun evening with your friends by hosting a pop concert on your island. Here you'll find some ideas on how to make it work, look fantastic, and even play a few minigames too.
Have you been inspired by the likes of the Animal Talking chat show by Gary Whitta to start your own Animal Crossing show? Well, we've got all the top tips you need to create you very own, from how to create your set, good questions to ask, and even some little touches you may not have thought of.
How to host an art exhibition in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Got tonnes of fake Animal Crossing: New Horizons art lying about? Why not turn your purchases made in error into something beautiful by starting your own island art gallery. In this guide we walk through suggestions for setting up your space, different art sources, and even a fun game to play.
How to host a bring and buy sale in Animal Crossing (opens in new tab)
Is it just us, or is it very easy to accumulate a lot of stuff in New Horizons? Recipe cards, clothes, furniture, wallpapers, rugs... we've got a house full of things that could easy be sold - or better, traded. Here's how to set up a bring and buy sale or a trading event with your friends. You might just find that recipe you've been looking for.
How to start your own fashion label in New Horizons (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to really define the theme of your island, why not start your own fashion line. It could function as island-specific merch, or as a fashion collection to share online with the community. Before you get started though, check out these top tips for creating your own fashion line in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to host a fashion show in Animal Crossing (opens in new tab)
Okay, so you've created your fashion line, so it's time to show it off. These are some little hints to building your runway, inviting some models, creating themes and more to host your very own fashion show. Pose!
How to recreate celebrity looks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Want to channel your celebrity icons in New Horizons? Well, you can thanks to the creativity of the Animal Crossing community. Whether you want Beyonce's iconic Formation dress, to look like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga or Billie Eilish, we've got them all here complete with download codes.
Okay, so maybe celeb looks aren't your thing... Well, how about your favourite pop culture icons? You can't say no to that, right? From Star Wars to Marvel to Disney, we've got Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes for your favorite pop culture icons right here to get into your game.
Animal Crossing New Horizons: Fashion designs of the week (opens in new tab)
The creativity in the Animal Crossing community is unrivalled, particularly when it comes to custom fashion designs that you can download and wear yourself on your island. Each week we bring you the top community creations to try on yourself, and, trust us, you're going to want more custom design slots.
How to design the perfect home in New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Here we share some top tips for creating a five-star home, both in terms of building something really stylish but also satisfying the Happy Home Academy. From what you hang on the walls and the rugs you spread on the floor, to the fittings and fixtures that really make a room, we've got hints for it all.
Expert Feng Shui tips for furniture placement (opens in new tab)
The art of Feng Shui in Animal Crossing can feel like a bit of a mystery, particularly when it comes to unlocking the full potential of your home. So what exactly is feng shui, and how can island dwellers make the most of it? We sat down with feng shui expert Priya Sher, in order to find out.
Top 5 summer design trends recreated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
The beauty of New Horizons is the ability to put your own stamp on your home, and there are plenty of options for recreating the big interior trends from the real world in your game. From chintz to animal print, here's how to bring a trend touch to your New Horizons home.
10 most popular wallpaper patterns recreated in Animal Crossing (opens in new tab)
It's funny just how much wallpaper can make and change a room in New Horizons. So why not try out these top wallpaper trends recreated in Animal Crossing to really make your home pop?
Best summer patterns recreated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
It's totally possible to bring some of the patterns exploding in the interior design space this summer into your home in New Horizons. Thanks to furniture customisation, custom designs, and more it's easy to recreate those summer looks in your game right now. Here's how.
How to recreate the hot pink bathroom trend in New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Pink bathrooms are the hot ticket right now, so why not have a go at making your own in Animal Crossing? It's much cheaper than ripping out your actual bathroom and realising you hate it. If you want to recreate one of 2020’s hottest trends, read on for six tips that’ll help you design the perfect pink bathroom in Animal Crossing.
Top in-style home interior colour schemes recreated in Animal Crossing (opens in new tab)
Thanks to custom designs and customisable furniture it's relatively simple to recreate the current colour scheme trends in your New Horizons homes. Here's a handy guide - and some examples - on how to do that without wasting too many precious custom design slots.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Design Codes of the Week (opens in new tab)
Each week we bring you the most exciting custom design codes being created in the community for you to download and use in your game. From awesome panels, to inventive paths, and textiles, there's plenty to discover.
How to create your perfect patio in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)
New Horizons is already the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life, but why not take it to the next level with a beautifully designed patio? There are tonnes of furniture and design options to ensure that pretty much anything is possible, but where should you start when it comes to mapping out the best design? Here we break down the best decking and tiling options, outside dining offerings and garden furniture.
How to get the most out of your garden in Animal Crossing New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Whether you want to unlock all the Animal Crossing: New Horizons flowers (opens in new tab) or simply create a nice space for your villagers to relax, there's plenty to consider when it comes to in-game gardening. So, to help you out, here is our ultimate guide to getting the most out of your garden in Animal Crossing.