Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game about allowing players to be the head of their very own farm. With the new game scheduled for release in Fall 2019, many are wondering how they can do both work AND play from home — so much so that the issue has become a pretty big discussion on social media and in the gaming community.
It’s all anyone with a job ever talks about, and the weekend can’t come soon enough. To cure the white-collar blues, we’ve put together a list of inspiring home offices that are bound to get you away from your desk and back on track with what matters in life.
1/20. ACNH Office Fragrant Flowery
Brighten up your living space with a pop of petrichor . Yep, that’s right: the smell of freshly-rained on earth. And if you’ve got some spare change — why not do yourself a favor and buy a den desk ? It’s an antique chair and laptop away from being your favorite spot for writing code, or finishing that killer novel.
If you’ve got a ‘work from home’ setup, you’re missing out! Working remotely may be the way of the future for startups, but it’s not without its drawbacks. Lacking an office with natural light and a working community to bounce ideas off of can hamper productivity and creativity.
2/20. ACNH Prada Devil Wears
You’ll have to forgive me, because I’m a little bit of a nerd. But if you’re trying to give your home that “movie-set-look”, then there’s one area you may be overlooking: the verisimilitude department. We’re talking about the “degree of reality or realism conveyed by a work of art”, for those of you who are unaware.
3/20. ACNH Art Studio
Building your own artist’s studio means you’ll want to make the most of your home space — and it’s absolutely possible to do so. You can start with a few custom panels that looks different shelves of supplies you’ll need. After you get those in place, add some simple desks to represent different workstations, along with some basic props to decorate the scene.
Your home office is far from artsy, and you know it. Admit it — your office space is more IKEA than a hipster coffee shop. It’s cluttered, chaotic, and generally an eyesore. While that might incentivize you to go to the office instead of staying at home, it’s time to change the tune.
4/20. ACNH Study Outdoor
Why work inside the home when you could be working outside? The key is to find the right outdoor space, where work can be done in fresh air and sunlight. To set up an outdoor office, you’ll create a space with iron fencing and stone paving, so that your guests and co-workers can enter freely and exit without muddying your workspace.
Purchase the desk, chair and bookshelves from IKEA. Remove an old office phone book, plant a tomato in it and mount it above the desk. Hang a park clock and map to give your office extra personality. This is super easy to do, too! I found a great tutorial on how to do this here .
5/20. ACNH Office Stargazing
Want to make an outdoor room in your office more exciting? Then install some big gas powered fans. This room uses four of them, and the effect is quite mesmerizing. Other than the sound it creates — which admittedly takes some getting used to — the fans are a great addition to the décor.
Who doesn’t want to work for the stars? What about a beach-front office that gets you out of your home and into nature so you can focus easier on your work? Or how about a home office in the attic with windows looking at the stars — it’s not as frightening as it seems. But maybe you won’t feel comfortable working there, in which case we recommend our windy skylight roof office.
6/20. ACNH Post Office
Your home office could be a lot more fun than you think. It doesn’t need to include your bed and a few bookshelves. You can create an awesome space that’s focused on productivity and collaboration. Consider a design like this post office, which includes custom mailboxes, a desk full of work supplies and even a stack of papers waiting to be worked on!
7/20. ACNH Office Bank Vault
If you’re having a hard time finding office space, Saharah recommends a few of her favourite real estate agents in the city. The service is discreet, and they’ll ensure that your new office space is secure. Whether you’re looking for a new high rise, or perhaps a low profile at home, Saharah will find something to meet the needs of your business. Great for those who love discretion!
After you’re done crafting, you can find a place to store your hard-earned riches — perhaps even in a vault. And while nobody’s going to stop you from stashing your precious items under your mattress, there are several ways to make sure the world knows that you’ve earned them — whether it be through trophies or plaques.
8/20. ACNH Office Fashion Designer
It’s not easy to find a great office space in a convenient location while still keeping your rent down. It can also be a pain to try to set up everything in one go. That’s why you should take your time and build an affordable office space that is just right for you. Here are some tips on how to do this from one designer to another!
This is a crucial step to take when you are planning for your fashion startup. You need to start off appealing to potential customers, and this can only be done by displaying their needs in front of them and making them think that your products will help them achieve their desires.
9/20. ACNH Royal Golden Study
Have you ever wanted to add a home office to your house, but didn’t have any idea where to start? Well, start by purchasing this design from Nook Shopping. I personally love it because of its elegance and functionality — not only will you be able to organize your work effectively, but you also get a lovely view of the garden outside!
10/20. ACNH Gamer YouTube Streaming Setup
If you’re looking to start a side business and make some additional income, you know that a home office is crucial. You’ve also most likely heard all the advice on what you should do to create the perfect home office. But that’s just it— following other people’s advice might keep you stuck in a job you don’t love.
You’ve made a space where you can get to business. But what are you doing if your workspace isn’t fancy? With the right furniture, your home office can be an enjoyable, productive space. Say hello to the three essentials: a floor lamp, a desk and a comfy stool. You’ll also need bookshelves, since there’s nothing worse than not having any room for your books.
11/20. ACNH Craft Home Room
At-home jobs are the best! But they require a lot of work. This at-home office space is perfect for those who need a little motivation to get through the work day. I love all the different DIY craft stations — I could stay there all day! And I might, if only I didn’t have a ton of stuff to do today…
12/20. ACNH Surveillance Room
If you want to feel like you’re part of a high-octane secret spy organization, you need to decorate your home as such. This surveillance room is a great base for your fierce plans, but if you want to make this room even more fun and exciting, have a look at these ideas:
13/20. ACNH Therapy Home Office
Sometimes, you’d like to just take the initiative and make a few changes around the house. But, you don’t really want to deal with the paperwork and find a professional contractor to hire. Plus, you don’t have any money to hire someone. Well now, thanks to Home Therapy Services, you don’t have to! We’re a home therapy office that’s perfect for kids and a friendly environment for parents, too.
14/20. ACNH Mifflin Dunder Scranton
A wonderful way to show off your gamer intensity is to create a gaming office space complete with a vintage NES and Super Nintendo, along with your favorite game consoles, and a retro arcade machine. For the bold gamers who actually want to get some work done, I suggest investing in a nice office desk chair, a monochromatic cube chair for the desk area, office desks, and of course, desk lamps.
15/20. ACNH Offices Grossberg Law
The Grossberg Law Offices is one of the most iconic locations in the Phoenix Wright series. If you’ve ever played any of the games, you know this office is a place to take your clients — to meet with Phoenix, that is. To recreate this iconic gaming scene, you’ll want to start with a dark herringbone flooring and brown hallway wall. Add some red kilim style carpets for a memorable experience.
16/20. ACNH Doctor Office
Create your own doctor’s office with the White Dots Dot Wall mural sticker. This piece features white arrows pointing in different directions to create a detailed maze, and complements a variety of decor themes.
17/20. ACNH Raymond Room
Raymond, the talking cat, is far and away the most popular resident of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His office-ready home may be a little daunting to attempt to replicate. But don’t worry! Copycatting takes only a few simple steps to master. And as we all know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
18/20. ACNH Lab of Mad Scientist
Mad scientists these days? Why, they’re just like you and me! They have to take their safety precautions into account, especially when working from home. While you might think your home lab looks pretty cool, your customers probably won’t if their skin is covered in boils or if they’ve suddenly started speaking to dolphins.
19/20. ACNH Sales Office
Need a place for the whole office to work from? You’d be surprised how many people are willing! But first, you need to know what you’ll need. Probably something like: desks, chairs, and computers. All available on Nook Shopping. The amount of input stations depends on the size of your home office, but 3-5 should be plenty until you can afford more.
20/20. ACNH City Apartment
I love working at home — but my view is a little boring. I could stare at my neighbor’s window all day, or maybe the city skyline? But neither of those are very interesting. To set up this new work environment, I’m going to need some new wallpaper.
I recommend you purchase an ergonomic desk and chair and whatever else you need to make working at home as comfortable as possible. The office is the workplace of convenience, so you should go all out. There are always other things you can purchase, but one step at a time.