Animal Crossing: New Horizons- Neighborhood Ideas That Will Help You Make Your Dream Island

Published 06/21/2021, 3:25 PM EDT


A well-decorated island and an impressive neighborhood in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is nothing short of an achievement. As new seasons arrive, Nintendo keeps on rotating the items available in the shop and constantly adds new recipes. Therefore, players love to give their islands an overhaul with interesting ideas will all the new decorations.

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There are many items currently available in Nook Shopping that players can use to give a makeover to their neighborhoods. They can also draw inspiration from some of the best island designs from Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. Some of these have chosen to go the classic theme route, while many others have gone the unconventional way.

Cherry blossoms and terraforming spice up your AC:NH island

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The spring season update usually brings many floral items, including paths, trees, decorations, and so much more. Naturally, one of the most mainstream but still serene ideas could be making a cherry blossom-themed neighborhood. Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can put up cherry trees all across their islands and tuck their houses in between them with cozy paths leading up to them.

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Players can also go the more minimalistic look with fewer colors but better designs. A great way to spice up one’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons neighborhood would be to resort to terraforming. Organizing the island in layers and making the best use of all the space is always a good idea. Moreover, one can use a much sober theme with dim colors and dim lighting to give the island a cozy feel.

Talking about seasons, similar to a spring neighborhood, players can also go for an Animal Crossing fall theme. With shades of orange and ochre making up a majority of their island. Moreover, they can also scatter their island with leaves and brown grass. Finally, even the houses can match the shades of the island so that the visitors get a warm feeling when they arrive.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can also go for a regal or a gothic look

The right amount of statues, stone structures, staircases, and properly maintained gardens can give one’s island a regal look it needs. The white and purple flowers, along with similar colored houses, would naturally take this look up a notch. Additionally, some lamp posts and benches would give the island a victorian look as well.

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Finally, while all the other neighborhood designs are cheerful, players can also turn their island over with a gothic theme. Even a gloomy look can turn out to be really interesting with shady alleys on the island surrounded by gray walls.

These are just a few ideas for neighborhood designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands. Ultimately, it’s up to the players on how they want to design their islands. They can either use some of these ideas or mix things up too.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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