After you completely upgrade your house such that you can't expand it anymore and have paid off all of your mortgages, you attain VIP status, and you become eligible to participate in the HHA Theme Challenges. These challenges require you to decorate your house with items from a specific theme (Antique, Fairytale, Hobby, Horror, Natural, Oriental, Science, and Stylish). If you get a large number of points, you win golden parts for your house (Golden Roof, Golden Walls, Golden Door, Golden Fence, Golden Mailbox).
How to Become Eligible for VIP Status and the Theme Challenges
Upgrade your house completely and pay off all of your mortgages. The next day, Lyle will be outside of your house and will tell you that you have attained VIP Status. As a VIP member, you can choose to participate in HHA Theme Challenges.
How to Start, End, and Change a Theme Challenge
To begin a theme challenge, simply talk to Lyle in Nook's Homes and ask to start a theme challenge. At any time, you can talk to him to end the challenge, or change the theme of the challenge.
How to Earn Points for the Challenge
You can earn (and lose) points for meeting certain criteria. The following sections explain the point requirements.
Having all five of the basic necessity furniture (chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed) in the same room gives you the following challenge points. Please see the series, sets, and themes page for a full list of furniture sets.
|A chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed all in the same room, but not all from the set||100000|
|A chair, drawers, dresser, table, and bed all in the same room, all from the set||150000|
Interior Theme Bonus
Have at least 8 items total in your house. In addition, change the exterior of your house such that at least one aspect of the exterior (Roof, Door, Fence, Chimney, Siding, Mailbox) matches the theme for the challenge. This makes you eligible for the following bonuses. Note that outdoor tiles and the house style (western, modern, etc.) do not have a theme. Please see the furniture and items by theme page for the full list of items (including exterior parts) by theme.
|If one or two parts of your house exterior match the theme|
|If 70% of a room's furniture matches the theme||5000 per unique item in that room|
40000 per exterior part that matches the theme
|If 90% of a room's furniture matches the theme||8000 per unique item in that room|
70000 per exterior part that matches the theme
|If three or more parts of your house exterior match the theme|
|If 90% of a room's furniture matches the theme||11000 per unique item in that room|
95000 per exterior part that matches the theme
The following conditions will cause you to lose points in the theme challenge:
|Item left on the floor that could be placed on a table||-100 point per item|
|Item that can't be used because it's facing a wall or is behind something||-10000 points per item|