How to turn furniture in The Sims 4

turn furniture in The Sims 4
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If you're struggling with how to turn furniture in The Sims 4, you're not alone. Despite being one of the core tenets of EA's iconic life simulator, The Sims 4 never outright tells you how to rotate placed items from the build-buy mode menu. After hours of aggravation, you might be surprised by how simple it really 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, as what use is your fancy new sofa if you can't turn it just so and use it to make the room pop? Here's how to turn your furniture in The Sims 4 and get yourself the stunning home of your dreams.

How to turn furniture in The Sims 4 on PC

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To rotate furniture in The Sims 4 just 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, rather than the default one, 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 you can rotate an object by pressing R1 or L1 on PS4/5, or RB and LB on Xbox One.

As we mentioned at the start 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 the same direction.

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Rachel Weber
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