How to Rotate Furniture in Sims 4

Put a spin on your decorating!

You can do many things as a player to mold your world in Sims 4. You can create a family, choose a career, and even create a home. When building homes, you get many options for décor. But how do you rotate things to better fit your floor plan?

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Controls for Rotating Furniture in Sims 4

When you have an interior design scheme in mind, you'll probably have to do some tweaking and moving furniture to get it right. While that task may seem daunting, it's simple once you know the ropes. Here's how to get your furniture turned in any direction for exquisite decorating in Sims 4!

Method One: Rotation Keys

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The method only works for certain items, like stairs. But when you have these unique items, the game allows you to use specialized rotation tools located in the UI box above the item. Just click the direction you want the item (like your stairs) to move, then slot them into place!

Method Two: Left and Right Clicking

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The clicking method is probably the simplest, as it doesn't require much exertion on the player's part. This will rotate items in only one direction, but it doesn't require moving your mouse around or using your keyboard keys. Just left-click the furniture and then right-click with the mouse to rotate the item.

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Method Three: Comma and Period

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The comma and period method is very straightforward since it just requires memorizing two different keys on your keyboard. You click on any item you want to rotate, and you should see the green grid underneath the furniture. From there, you use the comma (,) and period (.) keys to complete the rotation.

Method Four: Sims 3 Camera and Alt-Key

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This method is best when you want to rotate an item at a more casual angle. Using the Sims 3 camera trick is great for naturally askew items in the real world, adding an element of realism to your gameplay. To do free rotation, simply turn on the Sims 3 camera in the top corner and then hold the alt-key and left-click.

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