Happy Home Academy
After you unlock the Happy Home Academy, you will find Lyle running the Happy Home Academy in Nook Housing. He can tell you how to improve your interior design. Your house earns points for meeting certain conditions. You can win prizes in the mail by having more points. This page explains how to get the most HHA points.
Earning HHA Points
You can earn HHA points for meeting the following conditions.
Each piece of furniture has a basic point value. More unusual furniture, such as rare furniture obtained from events, is often worth more HHA points.
Furniture Series Bonus
A furniture Series consists of a wallpaper, carpet, and 11 pieces of furniture. Please see the series, sets, and themes page for a full list of furniture series. If you have an entire furniture series, you get an HHA bonus. The following table explains how many points you get.
|Have all 11 pieces of furniture from a series in a single room, but not the matching wallpaper or carpet.||20000|
|Have all 11 pieces of furniture from a series in a single room, and the matching wallpaper OR carpet (but not both)||25000|
|Have all 11 pieces of furniture from a series in a single room, and both the matching wallpaper and carpet||30000|
A furniture set is a group of related furniture that does not include a wallpaper or carpet. Please see the series, sets, and themes page for a full list of furniture sets. You get a bonus of 1000 HHA points for each set that you put in a single room.
There are certain types of furniture that are considered to be required for the basic necessities of life. These types of furniture are: chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed. You get bonus points for having all five of these in a single room, with an additional bonus if they're all from the same set.
|A chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed all in the same room, but not all from the set||2500|
|A chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed all in the same room, all from the set||5000|
Certain items are considered lucky at certain times of year. Having one of these items in your house at the right time If you display certain furniture at certain times of year, you get a happy bonus of 7777 points. However, even if you have multiples of the same item, that item only counts once. The table below lists the items and when to display them.
|Items||When to Get it||When to Display|
|New Year Hat||Countdown||All year|
|Birthday items||Your Birthday||On your birthday|
|Villager Pictures||April Fool's Day or from villager friendship||You only get the bonus if the animal in the picture currently lives in your town|
|Multi-season Fish||From fishing||You get a bonus for displaying fish that can be caught during more than one season (spring, summer, autumn, winter). Display the fish during a season when it can be caught.|
|Multi-season Bugs||Using the bug net||You get a bonus for displaying bugs that can be caught during more than one season (spring, summer, autumn, winter). Display the bugs during a season when it can be caught.|
|Heart Chocolate||Valentine's Day||February|
|Feathers (blue, red, green, yellow, purple, white, rainbow, pink)||Carnivale||February|
|Blanca's Picture||April Fool's Day||April|
|Pink Carnation||Mother's day||May|
|Red Carnation||Father's day||June|
|Elegant Mushroom, Rare Mushroom||Next to trees in November||November|
|Santa Claus outfit||Purchase from Able Sisters in December, before Toy Day||December|
There are five categories of items. If you have at least three items from the same category in a room, you get a bonus.
|At least three from the same category: Musical Instruments, Plants, Art, Models (includes mini-fossils), Dolls||200 points per item in the same category|
Feng Shui Bonus
If you put items of a certain color in the proper area of a room, it increases your Feng Shui. You get 300 HHA points for each item of the proper color in the proper area.
If a room has at least 8 pieces of furniture in it (not including wallpaper and carpet), and most of those items have the same color, you can get a color bonus.
|At least 8 pieces of furniture in the same room, and 70% or more (up to 89%) of those pieces of furniture have the same color.||300 points per furniture item|
|At least 8 pieces of furniture in the same room, and at least 90% of those pieces of furniture have the same color.||600 points per furniture item|
There are eight themes that a piece of furniture, wallpaper, carpet, and some clothing can have: Harmonious, Rustic, Antique, Trendy, Fairy Tale, Sci-Fi, Quirky, and Toy Shop. Please see the furniture and items by theme page to see which items belong to which themes. Similar to the color bonus, if you have at least 8 items in the same room, and most of them have the same theme, you get a bonus.
|At least 8 things in the same room, and 70% or more (up to 89%) of those things have the same theme.||300 points per item|
|At least 8 things in the same room, and at least 90% of those things have the same theme.||600 points per item|
You can lose HHA points by leaving items on the floor that could be placed on a table, or arranging furniture in such a way that you can't interact with it (a jukebox facing the wall, for example).
|Item left on the floor that could be placed on a table||-1 point per item|
|Item that can't be used because it's facing a wall or is behind something||-100 points per item|