Top 10 Designs for Landscaping in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here are some of the best designs you can use to landscape your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island and make it look exactly the way you want it to! From paths that can be placed using the terraforming tool to stepping stones, decorations, and doodles on your beach, take your island to the next level with these designs.

Top 10 Designs for Landscaping in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cover

Fans of the Animal Crossing series are nothing if not creative, and the introduction of terraforming tools to Animal Crossing: New Horizons has unleashed a whole heap of different ways to customise your island. One of the best ways to have your island look the best it can be is through using designs created by the community. Here is our top 10 custom path designs for the latest Animal Crossing game!

1. Stone path

Taro uses this design for her island’s maze, but it would also be perfect for a botanical garden or as a main path in a natural-themed island.

Stone path. Credit: eminokohacnh on Twitter

Stone path. Credit: eminokohacnh on Twitter

Stone path by Taro

Stone path by Taro

2. Clovers

A great way to bring life to your island is to put down natural designs. The pattern’s creator, Iltsu, has great clover designs as well as decorative flowers that you can use to bring life to the green areas of your island!

Flowers and Clovers. Credit: islander_iltsu on Twitter

Flowers and Clovers. Credit: islander_iltsu on Twitter

Clover 4 by Iltsu

Clover 4 by Iltsu

3. Turtles

Add a shell stool on to the design, and you have the image of turtles crawling back into the ocean! This is a really sweet design that’s best used on the beach, but really can be used anywhere.

Turtles by Claire

Turtles by Claire

Turtle by Claire

Turtle by Claire

Turtle Trail by Claire

Turtle Trail by Claire

4. Floral wooden path

This path looks great both on grass and on top of the default paths to make a beautiful cottage-core inspired walkway, like as a runway for wedding items. Use it in forests, gardens, anywhere to give off fairy vibes!

Floral wood path by Sarah

Floral wood path by Sarah

Floral wood path by Sarah

Floral wood path by Sarah

 

5. Stepping Stones 

Stepping stones are a must-have design to include on your island. They work in every scenario and are also great at filling up empty space.

Stepping stones by Ash

Stepping stones by Ash

Stepping stones by Ash

Stepping stones by Ash

6. Volleyball 

Meelworms thought of a great way to make your beach more fun by designing a volleyball pitch! Buy the ball from Nook’s Cranny and customise it to be a volleyball; let the games begin!

Volleyball design by Meelworms

Volleyball design by Meelworms

Volleyball lines

Volleyball lines

7. Circular stone path

This path is elegant and versatile. Vee has used it to make a cute DIY corner here, but it’s also a great pattern to have underneath wells and other awkward-to-place items in the game.

Circular stone path by Vee. Credit: Veebiejeebies on Twitter

Circular stone path by Vee. Credit: Veebiejeebies on Twitter

Circular stone path by Vee

Circular stone path by Vee

8. Puddles

Even in the summer, your island gets its fair share of rain. Make your island more realistic by adding puddles after a rainy day. 

Puddles. Credit: Kyon_Spark on Twitter

Puddles. Credit: Kyon_Spark on Twitter

Puddles by Kyon

Puddles by Kyon

9. Planks

Planks are a great way to create a themed space on an island. On Susan’s island, she uses it for her zen garden. Because of the “feeties” design, this plank fits in with it’s surroundings completely naturally. 

Planks. Credit: Shattered-Earth on Twitter

Planks. Credit: Shattered-Earth on Twitter

Plank by Susan

Plank by Susan

Plank Feeties by Susan

Plank Feeties by Susan

10. Sand Doodles

Sand doodles, or ‘drawings’, are an effective way to bring life to your island’s beach. Make it look like you and your villagers have been hanging out and drawing in the sand with these doodles!

Sand doodles. Credit: islander_ilsu on Twitter

Sand doodles. Credit: islander_ilsu on Twitter

Sand shell by Madeline

Sand shell by Madeline

Sand heart by Kyura

Sand heart by Kyura

Cat patterns by Morgan

Cat patterns by Morgan

Tic-Tac-Toe by Morgan

Tic-Tac-Toe by Morgan

Surprised Pikachu by Ash

Surprised Pikachu by Ash

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