Animal Crossing has been the internet’s new favourite thing for the past few months, getting people all over the world through the boredom of lockdowns and circuit breakers. While the older versions of Animal Crossing didn’t offer much in terms of home styling, this year’s New Horizons edition gives players the option to design their homes in any style they like and using a wealth of furniture and decor items. We’ve picked out some of our favourite Animal Crossing homes to show you just how you can recreate them in real life, bringing the peaceful New Horizons vibes into your very own space.
Scandinavian living room
The Scandinavian look is characterised by white and cream-coloured furnishings, warm wooden tones and natural elements. To achieve that look, this particular in-game living room makes use of a cream couch, wooden tables and lots of plants for that extra touch of nature. But this Animal Crossing home also puts an unexpected twist on the Scandinavian style with striking brick tiles across the entire wall, making the space stand out.
To recreate this living room aesthetic, get hold of the GAMLARED table from IKEA, the Patrizio coffee table from Etch & Bolts, a Yellow Palm from Noah Garden Centre or Java Palm from The Garden Store, the SOHO Sofa from Noa Home and some wall tiles with a brick design, such as the BK-31 series from Wallhub.
Modern living room
This sleek living room ticks all of the boxes for a modern aesthetic, sticking to straight lines and a monochromatic colour palette. The futuristic couch frames an eye-catching rug, while accent pieces such as the floor lamp and hanging planter add some additional dimension to the space. Marble-style floor tiles round off the look, staying true to the luxurious vibes of the modern style.
To recreate this Animal Crossing home, get hold of the Emiliano Corner Sofa from FortyTwo, the HEKTAR lamp from IKEA, the Trellis Frieze Rug from iRugs, the Hanging Terrarium from Nook & Cranny and the Akoya White floor tiles from Hafary.
The retro look is becoming more and more popular, with many homeowners reaching for bold wall designs and old-school furniture styles. This particular kitchen from Animal Crossing sports a brightly coloured fridge and old-school cooker typical of vintage kitchens, an oak dining table, a retro wall pattern and a semi-industrial pendant light.
To recreate the look in your own home, you will need the Oak Dining Table from Originals, the FAB28RG1 fridge from SMEG, a few retro tiles such as Hafary’s For Adagio C or Deko Form Beige, the Americana Electric Oven from La Germania and the Sindre Gas Saucer Industrial Lamp.
Characterised by harsh materials and stark colours, the industrial style makes for a raw and bold look in any kitchen. This Animal Crossing design brings the aggressive aesthetic to life with a marble-look kitchen island, a sleek, black fridge, striking flooring and an exposed knife rack. A small serving cart adds an unexpected touch of elegance to the overall space.
You can get this look by furnishing your kitchen with an Indian Black countertop from Sensa, the RS705GP2MSGBK 2 fridge from Hitachi, Aura Spice tiles from Hafary, the KUNGSFORS magnetic knife rack from IKEA and the Classic Gold Serving Cart from Nook & Cranny.
Boho chic bathroom
Not only is the boho chic aesthetic highly instagrammable, it’s also very pleasant to be around thanks to its abundance of plants and wooden furniture. This user’s bathroom design was achieved with wood-look tiles for the flooring and walls, a wooden storage rack and a crochet-style rug. The free-standing bathtub finishes off the look, bringing the sense of freedom that is so integral to this style into the space.
For this particular bathroom look, you will need wood-like tiles from Malford for your walls and floors, such as the Axis or Wind tiles for the walls and the blue-toned Cabane or Touch tiles for the floors. Furthermore, you will need the HEJNE storage rack from IKEA, a white crochet rug from Etsy and the MS-8305 bathtub from Universal Union. To fully achieve the boho chic look, make sure to get the plants we recommended for the Scandinavian living room as well!