The world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is full of joy, things to do, and friends to make. But it can also be a little overwhelming, as when you start there’s a tonne of decisions to make about how you want your island to look.
Well, we’re here to help you design the perfect island for you. Head on below for some Animal Crossing: New Horizons island ideas, you might just find the inspiration you need to get you started.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, so why not take it from a book, another game, or a film? Redditor asuna86 did just that, bringing together custom designs to build a vista inspired by Spirited Away. Thankfully there’s no parents being turned into pigs against their will, all the pigs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are friends you haven’t met yet.
Really, Get Inspired!
It doesn’t matter where you take your inspiration from – over on Twitter, @lo_from_lumos has built a whole island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons based on Bridgerton, and frankly it looks a delight. You can just see a stately stroll around those grounds, and what a stroll it would be.
Splash it Up
Everyone wants a pool, right? Well over on Reddit, madoodlem has designed a really neat small pool that doesn’t take up too much space, making it a great addition to any layout – complex or compact. That’s the joy of Animal Crossing, you can take inspiration from other players’ ideas, incorporate them, use their designs – or not! It’s up to you.
Embrace What You Love
Your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just that: it’s your island. Make of it what you will, and enjoy what you like. Maybe you’re roleplaying and you want to design your island layout along what your character likes instead. For example, here’s a beautiful little wine tasting cafe from Twitter use @nadine_crossing. You can just see your character sitting there, looking out at the island, enjoying a sip. Beautiful.
This might take some doing to pull off, but as Reddit User Rivendell_Lily shows, your imagination has no limits when designing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Your island can be compact and neat, or it can reach for the stars. This beautiful entrance hall shows what you can achieve, with a little planning.
Remember, you can take it slow, and you can take your time over your designs. Nothing has to be perfect right away and you can put the hours in to make your island really shine the way you want it to. These ideas we’ve collated here are just that – ideas, they’re meant to serve as inspiration, to show you some of the things you can create on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. You can do what you want, build how you want, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the virtual playground many of us have needed over the last year, so embrace your imagination, build your dreams, and make your island truly a place you can be proud of.
Have you built something you want to share with the world? Head over to our community forum and post your pics – we’d love to see what you’ve created.