| We all have our own unique tastes and we all
have our own style, but when it comes time for the HRA to judge
our interior design skills there is a system. The following
guide shows you how to get the best scores from the HRA. After
all, you will need a high HRA score to get the House and Manor
Models to complete your catalog. So turn off the Christopher
Lowell show and follow this guide because all his tips go out
the door in Animal Crossing.
Nobody knows exactly who are members of the
HRA but we do know they're tough when judging your interior design
skills. You must first complete all your tasks for Tom Nook before
you will start to be judged by the HRA. From then on you will receive
a letter each day from the HRA with your score.
Do not confuse Themes, Series and Sets. These
are 3 separate categories and their placement in your house is important
to getting a high HRA score. A Theme is a set of decorative objects
that don't serve much purpose besides making a room look cool such
as the Chess theme with life size chess pieces that form a large
chess board. A Series is a group of matching functional furniture
like the Kiddie Series with its colorful dresser, bed and other
fun furniture. A Set is a small group of matching pieces that don't
fall into either Themes or Series. Some Sets are functional furniture,
while others are just useless, but fun accessories. An example of
a Set is the Froggy Chair and Lily-Pad Table which are both part
of the Frog Set. Completing a Series, Theme or Set awards you extra
HRA points so make sure that when you see Saharah or Wendell you
get the rare carpets and wallpaper they give you. They count towards
completing a Series or Theme. You will find a whole list of furniture
and what Series, Theme or Set they belong to in our Items section.
The list on the right shows the HRA point system (thanks to Homer
for supplying this).
Although completing Themes, Series and Sets
awards the most HRA points it also matter where they are placed.
You will get the most HRA points if you have your Series or Themes
on the first floor and various completed Sets on the second floor.
It's not a good idea to mix Sets, but you can have multiples of
the same Set and you will be rewarded with extra points.
Rare pieces also award a lot of HRA points. Rare pieces include
items you find from special characters in the game and also include
mementos that you will receive from Tortimer during special events.
There is a complete list of the Special Characters and the rare
items they give you in the Characters section.
I'm sure you've all heard those dreaded words "clean your room,"
from your parents at some point in your life. Well, you won't escape
that in Animal Crossing. The HRA will deduct points if you have
items cluttering your house. If you have extra shirts that you want
to keep or have raffle tickets that you don't want to carry around,
put them away. Most cabinets or dressers let you store 3 items.
Otherwise put them in your basement. The HRA does not deduct points
for anything left in your basement.