Animal Crossing Pro Decorating License: How to Use Accent Walls, Hanging Items, and Ceiling Lights in New Horizons

The Pro Decorating License allows you to unlock new design techniques for your home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The design techniques in question are: accent walls and the ability to use hanging articleslike ceiling lightingin your house.

On this page we treat exactly what the Pro Decorating license is and how to use both accent walls and ceiling decor.

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What is the Pro Decorating license in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

The Pro Decorating License unlocks the ability to have accent walls and ceiling items in your home in New Horizons.

To get it you need to go to Residential Services and use the Nook Stop. Next, you need to select ‘Redeem Nook Miles’ and scroll down until you find the Pro Decorating License option.

It will cost you 2,500 Nook Miles and you only need to purchase it once. Now you can go back to your house and start experimenting with new designs!

It is important to note that you do not need to purchase the Pro Decorating License if you unlock accent walls and hanging items through Happy Home Paradise.


The Animal Crossing 2.0 update and Happy Home Paradise are here! We can help you with the new additions – including where to find Brewster, Gyroids, new villagers, ordinances, new fences, storage shed, new hairstyles, Froggy Chair, group stretches and Kapp’n boat trips. Cooking is now unlockable, so you need to know how to make both flour and sugar, and how to grow carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes. Meanwhile, if you’re new to Animal Crossing, our New Horizons tips can help you with the basics. From the beginning there are fish and insects to catch, flowers and fruits to grow with. A long-term goal is to build your Happy Home Academy score. Finally, you’ll need tools like the new ladder and jumping pole to fully explore.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons accent walls explained

Accent walls are when one wall in a room is a different color from the other and thanks to the Pro Decorating License you can now use them in New Horizons.

To add an accent wall to a room, you need to go into decoration mode and make sure your camera is pointed at the wall you want to change.

Look at the wall you want to change.

Then go to the wallpaper selection menu in your storage and find the wallpaper you want to experiment with. Now all you have to do is press X to set it as an accent wall.

Pressing X again removes the accent wall, just like trying to place it on another wall. It is also important to note that if you select a wallpaper with a window, any furniture covering that window will be returned to your item store.

Hanging items and ceiling lights in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Thanks to the Pro Decorating License, you can now hang ceiling lights and specific hanging items from the ceiling of your home in New Horizons.

To do this, you first need to find some hanging items or ceiling lights. Luckily, they both appear in Nook’s Cranny and the Paradise Planning shop from the Happy Home Paradise DLC, making them easy to buy.

You can easily find out what hanging items you have by opening your item store and scrolling down to Ceiling Decor, which is represented by the pendant light.

Once you have this furniture, return to your house and enter decoration mode. Then press the + button twice to get to the ceiling.

From here, open your item store, scroll to the Ceiling decoration list and select the furniture you want to place.

Now all you have to do is organize or remove it like any old piece of furniture!

Have fun with these new design techniques!

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