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Interior design experts are getting paid to design Animal Crossing homes

If you’ve got the decorating skills, you could apparently be earning ‘upwards of £40 an hour’

Devoid of much else to do during coronavirus quarantine, many Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been getting creative with in-game designs, from official Marc Jacobs looks to artworks based on those found in the Getty Museum.

Of course, where there’s buzz, there are also people looking to monetise it (this is capitalism, people) and the virtual world of Animal Crossing is no different. So, if you find yourself lacking inspiration, you can now outsource your designs instead. Specifically, the design of your in-game home.

The service – which has previously been provided on a smaller scale, by Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk – comes courtesy of Olivia’s, an online homeware brand that has invited designers with a “working knowledge of Animal Crossing” to join its team of “virtual interior design consultants”.

These consultants will help you pair patterns, provide feedback on your existing setup, and give “top tips for the perfect virtual feng shui”, according to the Olivia’s website. The hope is that these tips will also translate to the real world.

On the other hand, if your Animal Crossing house is already in good shape and you think you’ve got what it takes to join the team of advisors, you could apparently be looking at getting paid “upwards of £40 an hour”. What are you waiting for?