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How to Rotate Furniture in Stardew Valley (PC & Mac, Xbox, PS4, Switch, Mobile)

How to Rotate Furniture in Stardew Valley (PC & Mac, Xbox, PS4, Switch, Mobile)

Stardew Valley is a delightful blend of different game styles. At heart, it’s a farming RPG, but it also dips into town management, dating simulation, and interior design!

As you progress in the game, particularly once you’ve secured the Catalogue from Pierre’s General Store and the Furniture Catalogue from Robin, the interior decorating aspect of gameplay really comes to life. You’ll have limitless access to every piece of furniture and decor available, providing a wonderful opportunity to personalize your space.

Regardless of whether you’re just beginning your journey or sprucing up a fully upgraded home, many players are unaware that they can actually rotate much of the furniture – or even how to do so.

This guide aims to shed light on the rotation of furniture in Stardew Valley, detailing the process for each platform to help you maximize this enjoyable feature of the game!

How to Rotate Furniture in Stardew Valley

Looking through the Furniture Catalogue in Stardew Valley
Looking through the Furniture Catalogue

Step 1: Store the furniture you want to rotate in your inventory.

Step 2: Equip the furniture from your inventory.

Step 3: Notice the transparent preview of the furniture. This will guide you in rotating the furniture.

Step 4: Rotate the furniture by pressing the appropriate button for your platform.

  • On PC/Mac: Right click
  • On Nintendo Switch/Xbox: Press the A Button
  • On Playstation: Press the X Button
  • On Mobile: Give a short tap

Step 5: Once you’ve rotated the furniture to the desired direction, place it in any green highlighted area around you.

All of the green squares indicate an area where the furniture can be placed in. Anywhere taken up already or out of bounds will turn red when you try to place it there.

This includes where your character is standing, so make sure you have moved them out of the way if they are standing where you want the furniture to go! 

ConsoleEquip/PlaceRotate
Mac/PCLeft ClickRight Click
SwitchY buttonA button
XboxX buttonA button
PlaystationSquare buttonX button
MobileLong tapShort tap
The controls to rotate furniture for each console

Rotating Furniture for Each Platform in Stardew Valley

How to Rotate Furniture on Mac & PC

Green indicates that the furniture can be placed here!
Green indicates that the furniture can be placed here!

To rotate furniture in Stardew Valley on Mac & PC, right-click your mouse while holding the piece of furniture you wish to rotate. 

You should see a semi-transparent preview of what the furniture will look like in the new position. You can place it in any green area around you by left-clicking.

How to Rotate Furniture on Switch

Furniture can't be placed in an area highlighted in red
Furniture can’t be placed in an area highlighted in red

To rotate furniture in Stardew Valley on Switch, press the A button on the controller while holding the piece of furniture you wish to rotate. 

You should see a semi-transparent preview of the furniture in the new position. Once it is in the rotation you like, place it in a green area with the Y button.

How to Rotate Furniture on Xbox

Rotating this square table is less exciting than other furniture
Rotating this square table is less exciting than other furniture

To rotate furniture in Stardew Valley on Xbox, press the A button on the controller while holding the piece of furniture you wish to rotate. 

You should see a semi-transparent preview of what the furniture will look like in the new position. Now you can place it in a green area using the X button.

How to Rotate Furniture on PS4

Some furniture can be placed on top of other furniture!
Some furniture can be placed on top of other furniture!

To rotate furniture in Stardew Valley on PS4, press the X button on the controller while holding the piece of furniture you wish to rotate. 

You should see a semi-transparent preview of what the furniture will look like. Find the desired rotation and place it anywhere highlighted in green with the square button.

How to Rotate Furniture on Mobile

To rotate furniture in Stardew Valley on mobile, place the furniture by tapping the screen where you want it to go. Then, quickly tap on the furniture to rotate.

This is the only platform where you place the furniture before rotating it. Remember that if you hold the tap, your character will pick up the furniture instead. 

Can All Furniture be Rotated in Stardew Valley?

This Chicken Statue can't be rotated
This Chicken Statue can’t be rotated

Not all furniture can be rotated in Stardew Valley. If you are using the correct method to rotate furniture on your platform but see no change, you are dealing with a piece of furniture that cannot be rotated. 

This is usually due to something that needs to be visually forward facing, such as the fireplaces or artwork. 

Another way to know if a piece of furniture can be rotated is the sound that the game plays when you press the rotate button. 

A successful rotation has one sound effect, while an unsuccessful one has a different sound effect. Pay attention to the successful sound so you can tell if a piece of furniture cannot be rotated.

This can help you tell the difference between something that can’t be rotated and something that just looks the same from all sides, such as the square-shaped tables!

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