Video games have long been sandboxes for those looking to sample interior design trends (oh Sims, you and your endless carpet swatches taught us so much). Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one such experience, giving you an entire house to spruce up using whatever knick knacks you can find.
If you want to recreate one of 2020’s hottest trends, read on for six tips that’ll help you design the perfect pink bathroom in Animal Crossing.
Design pink indoor decking to play with levels
One of the quickest ways to take your bathroom to the – ahem – next level is to build a raised indoor platform. Animal Crossing includes a customisation app on the NookPhone, so you can install floor tiles that you’ve either designed yourself or downloaded from another player.
This pink decking by Yamaji Maya (Creator ID: MA-8569-4772-9405) is a beautiful way to separate space and brighten your room with its rosy hue.
Add quick accents with pink accessories
Who knew lava lamps could be so stylish! Pick out pink plants, pots, and lamps to add subtle bursts of blush around your bathroom. We love the elegant stems of this anthurium plant placed in front of a white brick wall, and the white ceramic bowl with its flash of pink flowers.
Use a bold bathroom tile (but keep the walls plain)
This flooring might be called “kitschy tile” yet its effect is anything but. Those brave enough to lay it will be rewarded with a beautifully vibrant design that pops when paired with a neutral wall, like these white boards.
Customise wooden furniture by painting it pink
Got some plain wood furniture that you’re not sure what to do with? Paint it pink and pop it next to your bidet. Certain items can be tailored at the workbench with customization kits, and the pastel pinks of these wooden tables, stool, and mirror are perfect next to the clay jug.
Use soft pink lighting to add a twist to neutral rooms
Those reluctant to turn their whole lavatory fuschia would enjoy experimenting with the floor light. Each pink-tinged uplight casts a rosy shine on white walls like these hexagonal tiles, and are perfect for those who prefer modern over cutesy aesthetics.
Craft a pink rug from shells
Just as in real life, some of the best things in Animal Crossing are home made. This shell rug is the perfect shade of salmon, and you can craft it using just three clams. You can find a recipe in the bottles that wash up on the shore, and it’s the perfect bathroom accessory with its pleasing nautical theme.