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Let’s face it: with all the flowers, whimsical items, and pretty objects, New Horizons is really well suited to fairycore.
A lot of these builds focus more on outdoor designs, which makes sense. The fae are better known to frolic around outside than live behind closed doors.
So whether your vibe is dryad, pixie, or brownie, this list will definitely offer some inspo to get started on a fairy build of your own!
25. Whimsical Walkway
This gorgeous outdoor space is filled with trees, pretty flowers, and really elaborate terraforming.
And those waterfalls are awesome.
Tall mushrooms and large star fragments lend a very whimsical vibe to this island’s walkway. Plus the creative uses of the cliff builder and stairs lend some really interesting levels.
There’s definitely fae lurking, so be sure to not eat the food!
24. Waggish Woods
Among other cultures, Celtic and English myth believes that fairy rings are created by fae dancing.
This adorable forest build must have held a dance party!
Aside from the fairy ring, this build also features colorful flowers, glowing mushrooms, and trees bearing star fragments for a whimsical look.
Plus let’s not forget about the adorable stone pathway that can guide you through this forest curse-free!
Items are used sparingly to maintain a decidedly outdoor look, such as a stone bird bath and shell speakers. Fairy cool!
23. Fairy Mini Library
Fairies have to read too!
This adorable micro lending library is made for the fae that love to read.
Situated beneath a cherry tree, this adorable woodland book stash is surrounded by colorful mums and daisies.
Can’t wait to get home to read your new book? No problem, there’s a stool handy to just take a seat and get reading. Also, peep the gnome (a commonly-accepted type of fae) in the background. Nice detail.
And of course, no fairy build would be complete without a giant mushroom.
22. Fairycore Woods
The fae seem to like to hang out in the woods. A lot.
And when the woods look like this, why wouldn’t they?
This whimsical woodland area offers a plethora of greens and whites, and just the perfect amount of red from roses.
A cute bridge closes the gap over a bubbling river, and a small lantern makes it easier to see at night.
Be careful, though: if you see floating lights in these woods, don’t follow them. Will-o’-the-wisps are pretty, but can be super deadly!
21. Bright Brook
This bright build totally screams summer!
With bright colors from a rainbow of flowers, a variety of giant mushrooms, and a rope bridge, this nature trail is sure to get your villagers moving and grooving around your island.
A small stream bubbles around the trail system, which is mapped out with a custom path.
That cupcake looks super sus, though. I say don’t eat it, or you might never be able to return home! (Which based on the build is fine by us, TBH)
20. Dainty Pastel Tea
While generally it isn’t recommended to eat fairy food or drink (myths say it’s a way of ensuring you’ll never leave the fairy realm), we’ll make an exception for this cute pastel-y tea setup.
Bring on the cursed fairy snacks, please!
Dolls, gnomes, and teddy bears are gathered for the party here. Which boasts tea, coffee, and cakes.
In true fairy finders-keepers fashion, instead of matching chairs, guests can be seated at the pretty table on toadstools, or a mismatched group of comfy-looking stools.
And no party is complete without music, so a pink gramophone fills that role. A sweet spot for a darling Easter brunch!
19. Fairy Room
Fairies are kind of like magpies.
They see something pretty and shiny, surprise, it’s theirs now.
This room has an odd collection of items, but tons of photos.
There’s a giant moon, stars, and loads of plants. And that’s frankly the most fairy thing we’ve ever heard of.
It’s an aesthetically pleasing design for sure, and looks more like a treasure trove than storage.
The mood lighting really helps to bring things together too. Wait, is that my chair?
18. Lunar Bridge
This quaint bridge area is definitely giving us moon-fae vibes.
Luminescent mushrooms and a quaint moon fill the night air with a soft, ethereal glow, making it easy to traverse at night.
Celestial fae definitely hang around these woods and bluffs, maybe to toy with travelers and give blessings to the worthy.
The overgrown look here, with the flowers, weeds, and custom path design leading up to the bridge, all give it a very fairycore aesthetic.
This would be the perfect spot to watch a meteor shower from. And Celeste would probably agree!
17. Fairy Campsite
Breaking news: fairies like to campgrounds too!
This adorable campsite is flush with pretty colors from the pinky cherry trees, mums, hyacinths, and pansies.
A rope bridge over a river helps to block off this campsite, and raised cliffs make it feel more cozy, all while lending some nice privacy.
Plus a tall mushroom and lit-up reindeer guard the entrance, so that the bad fae stay far away.
One of the better campground-inspired designs out there for ACNH.
16. Indoor Fairy Garden
This creatively-designed room is a cozy pond spot.
Mushroom lamps, a rock pond, and grassy flooring really makes it look like a hidden outdoor grove!
A monstera plant and a cherry blossom tree help to add some depth to the room, as opposed to just having the woodland wallpaper.
And for a fairy stuck indoors, it’s the perfect way to bring the outside, in!
We also love the mix-and-match vibes this room gives off, with the statue, toadstools, and cooking fire. Very cute.
15. Fairy Shrine
Rocks pop up in the most annoying spots sometimes.
Given that they respawn randomly, and with total disregard for our carefully planted flower beds (or is that just me?), getting a stone circle like this is either from super careful efforts, or just sheer dumb luck.
Either way, this whimsical build has a stone statue surrounded by a ring of rocks and flowers in the middle of a pine forest. And it looks awesome.
Giant thin mushrooms lend a warm glow even at night, making this the coolest spot to come for a walk, or just to take some pictures!
14. Fairycore Magic Bridge
No trolls live under this gorgeous bridge, I can tell you that.
Fairy lights, giant mushroom lamps, and bright stars light up this spot when the sun goes down.
And the pink flowers and trees give some real whimsy to the area, which is the stuff of fairytales.
Blue butterflies swarm the foreground due to all of the flowers, which are super pretty on their own. This is a true tourist attraction for island visitors. Hope they bring a camera!
13. Fairy Exterior
Not all fairies prefer to be nomads or frolic around exclusively outdoors.
Fairy houses are valid too, you know.
This gorgeous home inspo idea uses lots of pinks through its flowers, cherry trees, and the house itself, to really highlight the fairycore style.
It’s offset nicely by some green from the trees, and blues from the nearby river, so it doesn’t come off too monochromatic either.
Plus keeping some flowers in planters helps to give this home a more lived-in vibe than simply having them on the ground or overgrowing the area.
Some organization in the madness, if you will.
12. Outdoor Movie Theater
We’re definitely getting some fairycore vibes from this adorable outdoor movie theater, which doubles as a picnic area!
A comfy looking off-white blanket is spread out in front of a giant screen, and a ukulele and harp are readily available if the music mood strikes you.
Plenty of sparkly things, like glowing mushrooms and star fragments, help give the space a cool magical feeling too.
What movie would you watch here?
11. Wonderland Tea Party
Now this adorable build looks like a cafe on a cloud!
If you’ve made it this far down the ACNH rabbit hole, you’ll be greeted by this tea party, mad hatters not included.
With literally everything in pastels, this honey-sweet spot filled with unicorns, rainbows, and loads of stars is an attractive spot.
No wonder there’s so many visitors!
As cute as it is, though, it’s another instance of ‘don’t eat the fairy food’. Those cakes may look tasty, but I wouldn’t risk it.
10. Road to Adventure
“Beware of Fairies”
Yeah, that’s the best advice we’ve ever heard.
They may be beautiful and have excellent taste in design, but the whole thing with fairies is that they’re tricky and manipulative.
Plenty of objects lead the way to a path going who knows where.
It looks super inviting, with the beautiful cherry tree, flowers, and stars, but that’s how the fairies get you.
Although regardless of what’s past the arch, it’s sure to lead to adventure!
9. Fairycore Yard
This beautiful home exterior is both whimsical and subtle.
It’s sweet, with just the right amount of flowers and magical looking objects, so as to be more low-key and not overwhelming.
We love the moon seat on a mini island all of its own!
And check out the duck on the right taking a break from swimming.
Stacks of books and a swinging bench also make this a great spot to do some reading. Definitely a more “magical” theme for a yard, but certainly one of the cooler yard ideas you could build.
8. Yellowcore Fairycore
Most of the fairycore builds on this list draw on pastel pinks, greens, and blues.
Not this one.
This is a yellow fan’s dream.
A gorgeous meadow of daisies, roses, windflowers, and hyacinths fill the screen with that oh-so beautiful color.
And loads of star fragments really light up the space, even at night! Without objects, this build looks super natural and overgrown, in the best way.
This is definitely the fairy field to frolic in, moonlight included.
7. Snow Fairy Mermaid Cafe
Did you know that in many European mythologies, mermaids fall under the broader umbrella of fae? It’s true!
And this adorable cafe uses a lot of items from the mermaid collection.
DIYs can be found by giving Pascal the otter scallops while diving, and they’re some of the prettiest objects in the game.
With all the pastel pinks and blues, this looks like a place that fairies would definitely hang out.
Your villagers will love planting themselves on that comfy couch too, and having a slice of cake.
Or it looks like coffee is available for those that don’t prefer sweet things!
6. Fairy Falls
This one’s a subtle design, but just wonderful.
A path going through a group of waterfalls is already a great start. But adding moon-shaped pavers and gorgeous flowers?
Mushrooms seem to be a crowd favorite with fairycore builds, as this one has some big mushroom themes as well. Just be careful that no mischievous fairies send you into that river for a laugh!
5. Fairycore Village
This adorable village area makes really good use of the terraforming tool.
Plenty of flowers and butterflies help to fill out the rural meadow vibes that translate directly to fairycore.
Toss a coin in that magic wishing well, or feed the fish in the brook.
It’s an adorable spot that’s perfect for pictures, or taking an afternoon tea break.
I mean, this whole idea is just elegant and lovely – proof that not every fairy design has to be playful!
4. Magical Fairy Garden
Gardens and meadows are a huge fairy staple for ACNH, and this one does not disappoint.
Windflowers, hyacinths, pansies, tulips, and roses in pinks and purples fill this wild garden with bright, pretty colors.
Custom stone paths in the shape of stars add some subtle magic to the space as well.
How about those tall mushrooms, too? They’ll happily lend a lovely glow in the dark, lighting up this garden all night long.
Or maybe you’re from the walk out? There’s a moon seat to rest on.
3. Magical Entrance
Lunar fairies, listen up!
This gorgeous moonlit entrance to the island uses glowing mushrooms and careful symmetrical placements to pull off this brilliant pathway.
Another custom path leads the way through the evergreen trees, and through light cultured flowers, all the way to the main part of the island.
The darker color scheme in this just design proves that your fairycore build doesn’t have to be all pinks and girly to achieve this aesthetic.
And if you’re looking for even more magical entrance ideas, take a peek at our other list dedicated to island entrance designs.
2. Nature Fae Bedroom
For fairies that love to be outside, but don’t want to, like, sleep outside… here’s a gorgeous compromise.
This awesome bedroom has all the good forest vibes, without the drawbacks of outdoor sleeping.
Like bugs, bugs, and more bugs.
Woodland wallpaper helps to make the smaller cozy room feel bigger here. A nice touch for such a small design.
Any dryad or nature fae would feel right at home in this place.
1. Fairy Resident’s Services
Let’s admit it: Resident’s Services is boring.
You can’t change it, you can’t move it, you can’t even send the Animal Crossing authorities to rein in Tom Nook’s gross market inflation.
Well this player made the best of a boring building, and made the walkway absolutely stunning.
Glowing mushrooms and creative uses of terraforming all transform this spot into a fairycore dream.
Trees bearing star fragments and stone statues add an elegant touch to this spot, as well as symmetrical waterfalls.
If fairies have a government, this is where it’s at!