Real Homes rates Animal Crossing: New Horizons room designs

Laura Crombie casts a critical eye over a fresh set of player creations

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For most people, designing an Animal Crossing: New Horizons room is a labour of stress-free love. If you’re happy with it, you might pop a picture on Twitter or Reddit, or even invite your friends over for a look at your furniture organisation skills. It takes time but, by and large, it’s a relaxing experience. On the other hand, what if you knew Real Homes presenter Laura Crombie was going to pop by for a cup of tea and a critique? Yes, things might get significantly more intense. Suddenly you might find yourself asking the strangest questions. Is this light fitting Japandi enough? Does this Monstera really match the room? Will she mind if I leave this dinosaur here….?

In this video, Laura looks at three brave players’ submissions of their favourite Animal Crossing rooms, casting a professional eye over proceedings, and doling out the odd useful interior design tip. Ellen’s library, Louise’s leafy bedroom, and Tom’s Japanese-style attic space are all rated for their furniture selections, choice of colour, and even their use of ‘zoning.’ For the uninitiated, zoning is a vital part of room design, separating key areas with screens or more natural barriers such as plants. Laura explains the importance, even in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, of finding the perfect balance between functionality and style. Sure, that bedroom looks great as it is, but where are your clothes going to go if you don’t add a wardrobe? It’s time to listen to a professional. 

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Laura Crombie
Laura Crombie

Laura is Brand Development Director for Real Homes, focusing on digital content. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 12 years and was Deputy Editor and Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position. She's currently renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire, doing as much as possible on a DIY basis.