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The Sims 4: How to Rotate Items

by Andrew Smith

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’re going to spend all that money on new furniture and artwork, you’ve gotta make it look good, right? Luckily, rotating items in The Sims 4 is super easy as long as you know what to do. 

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

As we mentioned, 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. To rotate an item in The Sims 4 on PC, simply follow the instructions in the list below:

  1. Select an item by left-clicking on it, use the comma and period keys to rotate the item
  2. Select an item by left-clicking on it and right-click on your mouse to rotate the item 45 degrees clockwise
  3. Open the Sims 3 camera, left-click on an item while holding the ALT key, and rotate the item with your mouse

As you can see, there are different methods for rotating an item depending on what you want to do with it. The first method will be ideal if you want to easily rotate a piece of furniture counterclockwise or clockwise. However, if you simply want to rotate an item clockwise, the second method will get the job done. Lastly, if you’re going to be rotating a lot of items, then you’re probably 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. 

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If you’re playing The Sims 4 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, rotating items is pretty simple as well. All you need to do is hop into Build and Buy mode and select an item, from there just press R1/RB and L1/LB to rotate your items. You’ll find that you’re easily able to move your items in any direction that you’d like!

Earlier this year, the Sims 4 received a Tiny House DLC. 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.  

Check out the official trailer for The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion in the video below: 

After you’ve finished redesigning your house, there is plenty of other stuff to do to fill your time in The Sims 4. Below are some of our recent guides that may give you some inspiration:

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