December 2, 2023

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As you acquire more furniture in Stardew Valley, you will naturally want to place it in the perfect place. In this guide, we are going to go over how to rotate furniture. Rotating furniture is a simple task, but with no in-game explanation on how to do so, it can be confusing to figure out the controls.

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There are a few different ways to get furniture. For basic pieces of furniture, be sure to check out Robin’s shop in the mountain area. Additionally, you can purchase furniture during various festivals and from the Wandering Merchant. If you manage to save 200,000g, you can purchase the furniture catalog from Robin’s shop, which gives you unlimited access to free furniture.

Updated July 1, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: We’ve tweaked the formatting of this guide a little, allowing you quickly learn to rotate furniture in Stardew Valley.

Rotating Furniture

player rotating rug inside their farmhouse
via Slayer171/Steam

Prior to rotating and placing furniture, make sure that you have the item of your choice selected from your inventory. With a piece of furniture selected, you will notice that it ‘attaches’ to your cursor. To move the furniture around, you simply need to move your cursor.

When a piece of furniture can be placed, you will see a green box. In the image above, you can see the cursor attached to a rug, with the green box indicating that it can be placed here.

To rotate the furniture on PC, right-click. The furniture will change orientation. Right-clicking will turn the furniture again. To place the furniture down, left-click. The controls for consoles will vary, so let’s take a quick look at each one.





Nintendo Switch

Right Joystick




Right Joystick



Play Station

Right Joystick



There are some exceptions to this. If you select a piece of furniture in your inventory and your character appears holding it over their head, then you need to be directly in front of the block where you want to place it.

To remove these items, you will need to use a tool.

What Furniture Can Be Rotated?

player standing in farmhouse with cursor over armchair
via Georg dragonBro/Steam

Not all furniture can be rotated. Typically, if an item has a ‘face’, then you will not be able to rotate it. Items with a ‘face’ include paintings, fireplaces, and televisions. Essentially, if the piece of furniture has a front that should be viewed, then you will not be able to rotate it.

Objects that can be viewed from all sides will be able to be rotated, such as rugs, chairs, couches, and tables.

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