When it comes to decor, many Animal Crossing: New Horizons homes include the basics: a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, that sort of thing. But some players are going a little further and finding ways to inject intrigue into their set-ups.
All houses are structured the same, once you’ve fully upgraded them; from that, nobody can deviate. But even so, the entrances to the rooms don’t need to be obvious. Take, for instance, Twitter user @AndrewBarnick’s clever use of the bookshelves, which are used to obscure a turnip vault that’s likely worth millions of bells.
Redid my main room... and added a secret turnip vault. #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/HjGqSbqK9q— Andrew Barnick (@AndrewBarnick) May 12, 2020
Apparently, they’re not the only one with this idea!
Turnips? I don't know what you're talking about. I definitely don't have some sort of hidden panic room, sheesh! ♡#AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/nBMKF00kQd— Eribun! (@erinikiAhead) March 29, 2020
The furniture above has to actively be moved to access the hidden room, but other players are positioning their book cases so they can wiggle behind it, despite appearing to be in the way.
secret bookcase room.... #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/gd6cyXFedM— fen ✨ mistakenly-caught grub (@keybwades) April 30, 2020
secret room #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/37wT1E0vJ4— Elven Princess (@allievisco) April 14, 2020
These are straightforward ways to build a secret room in your house, but you aren’t relegated to just using book cases to disguise a door. One player, for instance, says they used a vending machine to hide their spooky interior:
The secret room behind the vending machine is still my fav. Yes the phonograph is playing K. K. Dirge #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/uRn5q1OcT2— Shandrydan (@EiraScintill) May 16, 2020
Another player found that you can also used recolored panels for a similar effect, which is great for those of you who want to build horror houses.
secret room #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/rkISAfCxsH— taco (@tacodevourer) April 30, 2020
Creepy rooms seem to be the most popular reason to have a secret entrance in the first place.
hidden horror room. just girl stuff #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/3MVgQMnZh5— #1 K.K. Condor fan (@jessica) April 26, 2020
Really, any large piece of furniture is fair game for hiding a doorway, as evidenced by this climbing wall secret room:
i built a secret entrance to my room out of the climbing walll #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/jyW5ryuzGj— Botgrinder games (@botgrindergames) April 11, 2020
But even if all you’ve got is a bookshelf, you can still get creative with it. Twitter user David Coates, for example, is pretending to hold a super hero room — crucial for hiding your secret identity.
Library now also has a secret room for my superhero outfit... #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNH #NintendoSwich pic.twitter.com/RIzGlEFxpB— David Coates (@OziasMidwinter) May 11, 2020
Really, to pull off a secret room, it’s all about the atmosphere, and you can achieve that even when sticking to a book shelf.
Hidden room#AnimalCrossing#PocketCamp#acpc pic.twitter.com/LQLrHt2EvA— k-labo (@klaboacpc0) March 8, 2020
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