The Sims 4: How to Rotate Items

If you're trying to build or redesign your house in Sims 4, knowing how to rotate your furniture is going to be essential!

If you’re in the process of building or redesigning your house in The Sims 4, it’s going to be important to know how to rotate items so you can get everything looking just right. After all, if you spend all that money on new furniture and artwork, you’ve to make it look good, right? Luckily, rotating items in The Sims 4 is super easy as long as you know what to do.

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How to Rotate Items in The Sims 4 – PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Rotating items in The Sims 4 is a piece of cake, and there are actually a couple of different ways to do it, depending on which platform you’re using. There is no right or wrong way necessarily, but certain methods will be better than others depending on what you want to do.

How to Rotate Items on PC and Mac

To rotate an item in The Sims 4 on PC and Mac, simply follow the instructions in the list below:

  1. In the Build Mode menu, select an item by left-clicking on it and use the comma and period keys to rotate it.
  2. Select an item by left-clicking on it and right-click on your mouse to rotate it 45 degrees clockwise.
  3. Turn on the Sims 3 camera in your game options, left-click on an item while holding the ALT key, and rotate it with your mouse.

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As you can see, there are different methods for rotating an item depending on what you want to do with it. The first method is ideal if you want to rotate a piece of furniture counterclockwise or clockwise. However, if you want to rotate an item clockwise, the second method will get the job done. Lastly, if you’re going to rotate a lot of items, then you’re going to want to use the third option, as you’ll be able to get a bird’s eye view of the whole room and easily switch between objects.

How to Rotate Items on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Rotating items in The Sims 4 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 requires hopping into Build and Buy mode, selecting an object and pressing R1/RB and L1/LB. You’ll find that you’re easily able to move your items in any direction that you’d like!

Alternatively, you can rotate items freely on PlayStation and Xbox by holding down R1/RB and L1/LB and using the right analog stick to spin the object around.

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While rotating items is important in most situations, it’s especially helpful if you’re playing with limitations, like building a tiny house for your Sims. As you can expect, you won’t have a lot of room to work within your small home, so this is the perfect opportunity to practice rotating your furniture so that it all fits within your home. 

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