How to Create an Awesome Patio in The Sims 4

Guest Blogger Deligracy

The Perfect Outdoor Oasis

If you’ve opened up the Gallery, you’ve likely seen some amazing creations, from absurd mansions to mind-bending homes. And we often see the same question: how do they do that?! That’s what inspired us to invite members of the community to teach you how they build the amazing things you can find on the Gallery.

Today, we wanted to show off ways to upgrade and improve your Sim’s outdoor patio! We invited popular builder Deligracy to write up some tips on creating a beautiful outdoor patio in The Sims 4. Below is her guide*.

Hello! I’m going to teach you how to make a beautiful outdoor patio adorned with cascading greenery. It’s a little bit fancy and uses some stuff from The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff Pack**!

When creating any kind of build I always aim to be experimental in order to come up with a unique outcome. For this patio, I make use of the “Move Objects cheat” which allows me to overlap and intersect objects. You’ll need to turn this on before we start. Turn it on by typing ctrl-shift-c, then entering “bb.moveobjects”. Press enter.

Step One: Start to create the shape. Make an Octagonal shape to this size an increase the foundation to a suitable height. Add flooring with an outdoorsy feel, as well as fencing. It’s good to match the colours of these. Finally pop in some stairs at the front with a width of two steps.

Step Two: Grab an awning. I like this awning from The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion Pack. Repeat the awning to create another Octagonal shape (use the ‘>’ keys to rotate) with the columns facing outwards, we want our space to be as big as possible!

Step Three: Start creating the interior. Use a glass table and again, repeat the table to create an Octagonal shape. Glass works best or dark colours to ensure there is no visual glitches during gameplay. This allows us to create a rounded table for Sims to eat at! This technique works well with coffee tables too.

Step Four: Decorate with chairs. To add a little of the vintage trend, I’m picking a selection of mismatched chairs. Place these around your table, they will snap to the tables as you place them.

Step Five: Light it up. It’s all about the hanging lights! Place your favourite hanging lights over the table, I promise this will look amazing at the end! You can change the colours of them during live mode to create a beautiful ambience at night fall.

Step Six: Decorate the rest! I’m adding a BBQ and planters, as well as the base game vintage tea set, flowers and some yummy treats, this patio is going to be great for entertaining. Skill building objects such as an easel, chess table and yoga mat could work too depending on what you want to use it for.

Step Seven: Bring it all together. Turn your grid on and move up a level. Draw the low fencing in any pattern over your placed awnings. Delete any floor tiles, then adorn the top of the patio with shrubbery. I personally like to size up a base game shrub using the bracket key (]) to cover my patios.

Step Eight: Add the final details. Ta-dah! Here is a gorgeous, vine-covered patio with hanging lights. I added some draped curtains from the Movie Hangout Stuff Pack, just to be a little fancier!

If you want to see the process of creating this patio, checkout the video on my YouTube channel: I have tons of other house builds, game play and tutorials there too. You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter @deligracy.

Want to learn more about The Sims 4? Check out tips on building a great office, and learn how to make an amazing bathroom in The Sims 4.

Stay in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


*Images in this blog may include content from different The Sims 4 game, The Sims 4 stuff packs, expansion packs, and game packs. All packs require The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.


Related News

Love Story: A Sims Fairytale

The Sims 4
For some of us, glass slippers and poisoned apples have shaped how we think about love and romance. Others may roll their eyes when hearing stories of a princess and her fairy godmother. And yet, we all drool over fantastical…

Take a VR Tour of The Sims with Google Expedition

The Sims 4
Hey, Simmers! We’re excited to announce that The Sims™ 4 is teaming up with Google Expeditions! In Explore the Maxis Studio: How The Sims Are Made, you'll uncover the ingredients that make up the secret sauce behind The Sims.

Play The Sims 4 and The Sims Mobile For Awesome Rewards

The Sims 4
Ah, poetry. An artistic form of expression packed with all the feels. And, since playing The Sims can result in some rather *ahem* dramatic moments in their daily lives, why not celebrate our favorite game on International Ha…
The Sims 4 PC The Sims 4 Console The Sims Mobile The Sims FreePlay facebook twitter youtube Browse Games Latest News Help Center EA Forums About Us Careers United Kingdom United States Australia France Deutschland Italia 日本 Polska Brasil Россия España Ceska Republika Danmark Suomi Mexico Nederland Norge Sverige Portugal 대한민국 台灣 Legal Online Service Updates User Agreement Privacy & Cookie Policy (Your Privacy Rights) Modern Slavery Act