How to turn furniture in The Sims 4

turn furniture in The Sims 4
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Learning how to turn furniture in The Sims 4 isn't easy because the game never outright tells you how to rotate placed items from the build-buy mode menu. If you've been trying to work out how to do it, you might be surprised by how simple it actually is.

Even if you aren't using The Sims 4 free build cheat, creating the home of your dreams shouldn't be rocket science. Interior decorating is just as important as building the structure itself because what good is a fancy new sofa if you can't get it to face the right direction? Here's how to turn furniture in The Sims 4 and get yourself the perfectly placed home of your dreams.

How to turn furniture in The Sims 4 on PC

How to turn furniture in The Sims 4 on PC

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To rotate furniture in The Sims 4 first make sure you're in Build Mode, then click the right mouse button when the object you want to rotate is selected. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts < or > to rotate selected items without further clicking.

If you're playing The Sims 4 with The Sims 3 camera style then rotate objects by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the item to rotate it instead.

How to turn furniture on PS4 or Xbox One in The Sims 4

On PlayStation or Xbox you can turn things by entering Build Mode, and then rotate an object by pressing R1 or L1 on PS4/5, or RB and LB on Xbox One.

As we mentioned, rotating furniture is a vital way to maximize the layout of smaller Sim house to open up the space you have available and, to make sure that you're not blocking access to doorways or essential appliances. It also makes for a better layout when you don't have everything pointing in the default direction.

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