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How to turn furniture in The Sims 4

How to turn furniture in The Sims 4
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Knowing how to turn furniture in The Sims 4 is essential if you want to maintain the feng shui of your digital dwellings, and have full control over where everything goes in your home layouts. The ability to turn objects and move them freely means you have much more scope and freedom for where to place them – in fact, rotating objects will increase the number of layout options available in The Sims 4 by 300%, and it means you can make a lot better use of limited space if you're working with smaller living quarters. It's easy once you know how, so follow our guidance and you'll soon become a room arranging expert.

How to turn furniture in The Sims 4 on PC

Make sure you're starting off 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.

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

In Build Mode, you can rotate an object by pressing R1 on PS4, or RB on Xbox One. To rotate the object counter-clockwise, hit L1 on PS4, or LB on Xbox One.

Rotating furniture can be a helpful way to maximize the layout of a smaller Sim home, to make sure that you're not blocking access to any doorways or essential appliances. It also makes for a more striking layout, without every available object pointing in the the same direction.

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Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.