Sims Lovers! You Need This Free Contemporary Living Room Stuff Pack!

Contemporary Living Feature -- the Riverside Library

You guys know I love a good free, fan-made, custom content pack for the Sims 4, and the Sims 4 Contemporary Living Pack is no exception. Trust me, you need it just for the mirror (pictured above). If you need a tutorial on how to install Custom Content (CC) in your game, check it out here.

The Sims 4 Contemporary Living Free, Fan-Made Pack

I'm a firm believer that anyone can love The Sims 4 with just the base game, however, it's only natural that we want to add more things to our game. Especially if you love to have nice houses.

Enter CC.

For anyone out there who loves contemporary style design, the base game provides few options. This free pack, however? It delivers. This pack includes over 20 new objects in buy mode, as well as doors and a new wall colour in build mode.

I built a small one-bedroom, one bathroom, base-game house to test out this custom content pack. You can find this house, and a non-CC base-game version on the gallery. Username: Riversidelibrary


This build is fully base-game compatible, one bedroom, one bathroom,coming in at under $30,000.

Forgive the bad lighting, it was winter.


I loved so much stuff in this pack!

Some of my favourites inclide the mirror, fireplace (not pictured) and the curved TV.

Special mention to the rugs, lights, TV table, and side tables.

I wasn't so much a fan of the pot plant, nor the bookshelf, but I definitely loved more than I disliked.

The House Plan

The Sims 4 Contemporary Living Pack by Illogical Sims is a great addition to your game! So download it now and enjoy!

Download the pack here!

Harry Potter & Sims 4 Fans, You Need This Fan-Made Pack

There was a sale on The Sims 4 the other week, and under strict instructions from many friends, I decided to purchase it to ‘have some time off.’

I remember, way back in the day when I first played The Sims, I somehow managed to get my hands on all expansion packs at once. This time (greatly thanks to inflation meaning I can get only two games for the price of all games back in the day) I just got myself the base game – but that’s good enough! Especially now I’ve discovered the world of Mods & CC.

I fell down the Youtube rabbit hole the other day and discovered SimsTube, where people make videos about the sims. If you're interested in watching, I recommend checking out Plumbella, Deligracy and The Sim Supply. Through SimsTube, I discovered this very realistic fan-made Harry Potter or *ehem* Henry Puffer Stuff Pack, filled with wonderful Wizarding CAS and Build/Buy items.

⚡️✨Watch the Magical Trailer!⚡️

I figured I'd install it into my game and share with you how it goes. If you've never downloaded or installed mods before, it's super simple, you can read my blog post here.

Let's begin with Create A Sim

Create a Sim Objects

I didn't spend long in create-a-sim, but I did make a slight attempt to create some Simmish variations of our golden trio. I settled on some not-so over-the-top outfits, though I did dress Henry with some Gryffindor pride. You can pick from a variety of swatches on shirts for both men and women. There is also a dress (with a heap of swatches) available for women, and some shoes available for all. Plus, check out that adorable hat.

If you want to see everything that's available in Create A Sim before you download you can check it out here.

(Yes, I was very tempted to call Ron, Roonil Wazib)

Sim 1

First Name: Henry
Surname: Puffer
Age: Teen

Sim 2

First Name: Hermy
Surname: Onie
Age: Teen

Sim 3

First Name: Won
Surname: Won
Age: Teen

Build & Buy Objects

With the help of my lovely followers on Instagram, I built a very interesting house using the pack. Let me preface this by saying I am not a talented sim builder, in fact, the only talent I have in the Sims is cheating. Exhibit A (the only time I'll ever be a millionaire):

Considering I've been playing The Sims since I was about nine years old, I should probably be a better builder than I am, but alas, there are some things we can never be great at. Now, moving on: thanks to a bunch of polls on Instagram, my followers decided I should build a 3-6 bedroom, 2-storey house that defied the laws of physics. The house had to have a stone exterior, wooden floors in the bedrooms, and cosy woodsy vibe with affordable furniture. The poll for open plan or separate rooms was tied the whole time, so the house needed to have a compromise between the two. It also needed a basement with a cow plant, a bar, a science kit, a cage, a couch, forbidden magic and beanbags. Unfortunately, I couldn't deliver on the last two, but I tried.

This, dear reader, is the slightly (very) odd result. My attempt at making it physics-defying resulted in a second storey being wider than the first. Wild.

I'm just realising now that I'm not the best Sim photographer ever. In fact, I'm bad at it, so I took these photos from the gallery.

I decided to add an underground grotto and garden in the basement because why not? Now, away from my sub-par building skills, and back to the pack. Here are some of my favourite pieces of furniture.

First up: these adorable toddler beds and pillows! You have to add the pillow separately with bb.moveobjects on, holding alt and pressing 9 to raise the pillows or 0 to lower them. (They look very badly aligned in this photo. Whoops.) I also love this wallpaper and the cute purple owl.


Perhaps my utmost favourite thing in this pack are these string lights with pegs. You can see from the picture below that the fairy lights have hanging photos, but they don't actually come like that. They come separate. That's right, you can pick which photos you pin onto the pegs on the string lights. How cool is that????? I'm also obsessed with the bed, side table, stackable books, pumpkin spice latte and a scented candle.

This bookshelf is so cool! There are so many spots to put extra decorations, including a Hogwarts scarf. Yep! You read that right! I also love the mismatched paintings on the wall.


Look at these string lights! I think by now you can tell I'm a sucker for string lights, so you really can't go wrong. I also adore these cute end table, and this chest of drawers.

There is so much stuff in this pack, it would take me hours to go through it all. I honestly love this pack, and the creator has done such an incredible job with it. I 100% recommend downloading it and adding it to your game. If you do, you can find this house on the Gallery. My ID is RiversideLibrary.

I'll upload an un-modded, less crazy version of the house soon. I'd love to see your Sims making the most of this place, so please, feel free to share on your Instagram stories and tag me!

You can download the pack here.

Happy Simming!

Mikaela | The Riverside Library

How To Install Custom Content/Mods on The Sims 4

Once you download the files, you'll need to unzip the folder (my computer does it automatically). Then, find your mod folder: Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods. 

Once you've done that, simply place all the files ending in .package into your mods folder.

You can organise them in subfolders if you'd like, the game will still read them fine.

Finally, once you've loaded the game, make sure you enable custom content and mods in the options menu.

In the "Other" tab, make sure you've ticked these two options circled below:

If the mods/CC are installed correctly, you should be able to see a list of them in 'View custom content'

Now you're all good to go! It's that easy!

Keep in mind that mods and custom content aren't screened by EA, and they can crash your game. If you decide you want to uninstall the mods or custom content, just take them out of your mods folder, and delete them from your computer, or save them elsewhere.

Happy Simming!


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