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13 Best Stardew Valley Farm Layout Ideas

Make the farm of your dreams!

You can take many routes when you begin to design your farm beyond the basics. Not only do you need to consider your day-to-day objectives, but also what map you've chosen to place your farm in Stardew Valley. With that in mind, we've tried to include as many different types of inspirational farms as possible. Some ideas on the list are also universal, meaning they can be easily modified to what map you have. Try out one, some, or all on your own farm!

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13. Circular Center

Screenshot via Tanner on YouTube

While there are tons of logistical layout ideas that are shared in the Stardew Valley community, we think there's always room to prioritize aesthetics. This is because your farm is a place you will travel around every day you play the game. That's why we think this layout shared by Tanner on YouTube is a great inspiration to make your farm pop. Using a mixture of mushroom trees and other common tree varieties allows for coverage that creates the illusion of a perfect circle.

12. Organization Heaven

Screenshot via retributionpics on YouTube

If you aren't concerned with having a specific style for your farm, you may instead look at organizing it as neatly as possible. This layout presented by retributionpics on YouTube gives a great look at what an optimized farm can look like. We can see many single-crop patches with walking paths in between them. The player has also placed sheds directly after one another, with the greenhouse and tapped maple trees on each side. Doing a layout like this makes daily chores super easy to complete.

11. Urbanized Property

Screenshot via PoP on YouTube

Do you want your farm to look like you're strolling through Pelican Town's main area? If so, check out this layout by PoP on YouTube. Crops are placed in a quad grid format to emulate a town square, as well as multiple cabins placed close to the player's main home. Next door is a Slime Hutch and Stable, with a barn and ponds nearby. All of these structures are separated by stone pathways and stone lamps, giving a downtown vibe.

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10. Simple & Sleek

Screenshot via Sarity on YouTube

A lot of the design for Stardew Valley, especially on farms, focuses on natural colors with some primary colored accents. That's why this layout shown by Sarity on YouTube caught our attention. Instead of going with normal hues, this farm is adorned with dark wood tones, black roofing, and surroundings crowded with rich greens. Flower pots and bright red roofs are not necessary on this farm, which allows the player to create a dramatic and streamlined look for their property.

9. Efficiency-Focused

Screenshot via Cliff Edges on YouTube

For the farmer that wakes up and immediately heads outside to collect bounties that bloomed overnight, a farm focused on efficiency is a must. As shown on a YouTube video by Cliff Edges, a farm that helps a player collect assets quickly needs a lot of smartly-designed pathways. For example, the farm above shows paths that loop around to quickly grab honey and crops. If the player needs to travel further than this, they can also immediately jump on the horse at the stable right next to their home.

8. Condensed & Convenient

Screenshot via Sir Nemo on YouTube

While having so much open land on your farm can be nice, it can also make daily tasks all the more daunting. For those who don't want to feel like they're running in a million directions to do their chores, consider condensing everything. To achieve this, you can take inspiration from Sir Nemo's YouTube video. Center your crops around your home to make collection easy in the morning, as well as add iridium sprinklers to cover the task of watering them. Sir Nemo also smartly places other essential structures to the margins of the main space, such as vertically lining up silos and placing a few tapped trees in extra spots.

7. Controlled Chaos

Screenshot via korokleafs on YouTube

Some players don't want a uniform and clean-looking farm, instead they may want something that looks more natural. Looking at a YouTube video by korokleafs, we can find a great execution of this idea. You don't want to go overboard and make it hard to complete your daily farming tasks, so make sure you leave plenty of pathways. But don't be afraid to mix things up with different materials and paths that are not straight. Place lots of grass patches and plants around the farm to enhance the look.

6. Clean Artisan

Screenshot via Fuzzireno on YouTube

There is a lot of focus on crops and animals when it comes to farm layouts, which makes sense as both are essential to running a successful farm. Let's not forget artisan work, though! It is a great source of money and keeps players very busy on a daily basis. Fuzzireno on YouTube gives an inspiring farm for anyone in the artisan career, with sheds right next to their home, square lots for honey, and oil machines strategically placed. They've done all of this masterfully, with wide and clean pathways to keep everything looking neat.

5. Kitschy Color

Screenshot via Kyper on YouTube

While we've covered unique color choices, maximalism, and clean pathways on this list, we haven't quite covered an entry that fits the bill for all of these attributes. In a video shared by Kyper on YouTube, we get an example of how to neatly line tons of assets with bright colors everywhere. You can still easily navigate your crops and find buildings, all while enjoying the aesthetic value of colorful buildings and flowers all around. To keep the area from looking too crowded, the player chose to utilize both paths and fencing.

4. Tropical Playground

Screenshot via MerakiMai on YouTube

For those building on a beach farm, it can be hard to know how to decorate a farm. A reason for this is that crops end up relegated to the greenhouse in late-stage gameplay. This makes it hard to what goes where in their layout. A YouTube video by MerakiMai gives some valuable inspiration, showing a plot lined with shrubbery, ponds, and playful path formations. The end result is a farm that looks cute and naturally beachy, with some pops of color throughout.

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3. Cozy Ranch

Screenshot via Punny on YouTube

There are obviously tons of ways to show your personality through farm decoration in Stardew Valley, but sometimes you may not want a rigid aesthetic. This YouTube video by Punny shows that you don't need to go with a specific design style, like minimalism or modern, to pull off a good-looking farm. They have created a farm that evokes realistic and cozy vibes through a variety of small touches. One of the key details we notice throughout is the use of grass to show overgrowth, as well as making the home a different color scheme than the natural parts of the farm.

2. Shoreside Orchard

Screenshot via Satoshi Gaming on YouTube

As we discussed in a previous entry, adorning your beach farm with tons of crops is usually more trouble than it is worth, seeing as you can't use sprinklers. A video by Satoshi Gaming on YouTube showcases a focus on trees, ponds, and artisan machines (with some crops). The rustic look of the farm is enhanced by wooden pathways and not leaving much negative space behind. We also noticed that they kept the few crops they had on their farm close to the house to make for easy watering when needed.

1. Multiplayer Cottagecore

Screenshot via Pachimari on YouTube

Many Stardew Valley players primarily focus on multiplayer gameplay, which may make their farm requirements a bit different. This design shown on YouTube by Pachimari gives some inspiration for how to set up a farm used by multiple players. One of the key aspects is creating a blueprint that allows each player to leave their home and immediately have a place to get to work. The farm shown above does that. Crops, fishing, animals, and more are all instantly available upon leaving their homes. It doesn't hurt that this farm also achieves an effortlessly adorable appearance.

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Bethany has been a writer at Pro Game Guides for over two years, but she has been into both gaming and writing for countless years. When not writing helpful guides for fellow gamers, she can be found playing on her PC or Switch, writing short stories, and watching horror movies.

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