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The Best Free Custom Content Sites For The Sims 4!

Updated on July 12, 2017
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Brittany is an American pop culture enthusiast living in Australia. She writes about a variety of topics including music, celebs, & games.

Wondering what "Maxis-Match" means?

Maxis-Match is a term used to describe user-created custom content which is made in the same style of the official content created by The Sims team. Sims 4 Maxis-Match content is usual vibrant, colourful, and a bit cartoon-y, much like the art direction the Sims 4 has taken. More realistic looking clothing, hair, and other CC aren't considered "Maxis-Match". The term can also refer to text being used on CC creations; Maxis-Match is when the writing is in Similish, non-MM is usually in English.

My personal opinion is that Maxis-Match CC looks far better in the game than the realistic CC. I feel as though the more realistic-looking hair/clothes/objects/etc. look better in The Sims 3, based on its art style, but it's all a matter of personal opinion.

The Sims games are always better with some high-quality CC. CC is custom, user-created content made for The Sims games. The Sims 4 has a big variety of CC now that its been out for a few years, but there's so many different websites and blogs that you can find CC on, and if you're new to CC (or just don't have any favourite creators/sites yet), it can be overwhelming to find the best stuff. Thankfully, I've created this guide for you to use!

These are all sites that I use regularly, so I can vouch for their content. They're all virus-free and free-to-use sites, so have fun and download to your heart's content.

I will not be covering mods here (content used to modify or add things to your game), as I already have an separate article on the Must-Have Mods for the Sims 4. This guide is purely for custom content: objects, clothing, hair, decor, etc.

I will be updating this page regularly as I find more sites and creators to add to the lists! And don't be afraid to leave me a comment if you have a favourite site that you think I should add to the list!

How To Install Custom Content:

Simply download the content from the site. After downloading, unzip the file (some files might be in .rar format- use WinRar for those) and open the folder. There should be a .package file. This goes in your Mods folder (Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods). That's it! You can also keep your Mods folder organized (see hint below), which I recommend if you use a lot of CC and mods!

Clutter

Budgie2Budgie

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I first fell in love with Budgie's CC with this set; a cute collection of posters for Zerbu's Go To School mod.How about some decorative cereal boxes?...or some decorative toothpaste tubes?  All in Simlish, of course!Opening a restaurant in your game?  You definitely need some deco food!How about some awesome signs for your next community lot?
I first fell in love with Budgie's CC with this set; a cute collection of posters for Zerbu's Go To School mod.
I first fell in love with Budgie's CC with this set; a cute collection of posters for Zerbu's Go To School mod. | Source
How about some decorative cereal boxes?
How about some decorative cereal boxes?
...or some decorative toothpaste tubes?  All in Simlish, of course!
...or some decorative toothpaste tubes? All in Simlish, of course!
Opening a restaurant in your game?  You definitely need some deco food!
Opening a restaurant in your game? You definitely need some deco food!
How about some awesome signs for your next community lot?
How about some awesome signs for your next community lot?

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Budgie2Budgie is the QUEEN of clutter. From kitchen clutter (like jam jars, candy boxes, and deco food), to classroom posters, there's a bit of everything on her blog to make your Sim's homes and community lots look more lived-in and realistic. Cute, colorful and Maxis-Match, her clutter objects are a perfect addition to any game. I always go on a downloading spree when I'm on her page, and I'm sure you will too.


Martine

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Your female Sim definitely needs this dainty set: makeup, perfume, and a vanity mirror.If you've bought the Spa Day Game Pack, you need these yoga add-ons; more mats and cute posters!Want to run your own wedding boutique retail store?  This set has everything you'll need!We don't have laundry (yet!) in The Sims 4, but you can pretend we do with this adorable set!Have a beautiful and romantic picnic with this deco. picnic set.
Your female Sim definitely needs this dainty set: makeup, perfume, and a vanity mirror.
Your female Sim definitely needs this dainty set: makeup, perfume, and a vanity mirror. | Source
If you've bought the Spa Day Game Pack, you need these yoga add-ons; more mats and cute posters!
If you've bought the Spa Day Game Pack, you need these yoga add-ons; more mats and cute posters!
Want to run your own wedding boutique retail store?  This set has everything you'll need!
Want to run your own wedding boutique retail store? This set has everything you'll need!
We don't have laundry (yet!) in The Sims 4, but you can pretend we do with this adorable set!
We don't have laundry (yet!) in The Sims 4, but you can pretend we do with this adorable set!
Have a beautiful and romantic picnic with this deco. picnic set.
Have a beautiful and romantic picnic with this deco. picnic set.

Martine's Simblr has a little bit of everything; clutter, objects, clothes, lots, etc. I've categorized her in the "Clutter" section, however, because clutter is what she does most, and it's what initially drew me to her page. Her wedding boutique clutter is absolutely stunning, in particular. After you're done downloading everything she's ever made, be sure to check out the link of her gorgeous self-sim wedding!

Ajoya/BSimth

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Got the Get To Work EP?  You'll need these add-ons to make your office look more realistic.The aquariums that Spa Day added were great, but WAY too big. These ones are much, much better!This awesome sports collab between Ajoya and One Billion Pixels is great to decorate your gym with!We don't have toddlers (yet!) but decorative strollers are still necessary in your game!Maybe I'm too much of a neat freak, but I love these deco. mops and brooms!
Got the Get To Work EP?  You'll need these add-ons to make your office look more realistic.
Got the Get To Work EP? You'll need these add-ons to make your office look more realistic. | Source
The aquariums that Spa Day added were great, but WAY too big. These ones are much, much better!
The aquariums that Spa Day added were great, but WAY too big. These ones are much, much better!
This awesome sports collab between Ajoya and One Billion Pixels is great to decorate your gym with!
This awesome sports collab between Ajoya and One Billion Pixels is great to decorate your gym with!
We don't have toddlers (yet!) but decorative strollers are still necessary in your game!
We don't have toddlers (yet!) but decorative strollers are still necessary in your game!
Maybe I'm too much of a neat freak, but I love these deco. mops and brooms!
Maybe I'm too much of a neat freak, but I love these deco. mops and brooms!

bsimth is another CC creator who just makes really cute stuff! She does a bit more than clutter (some objects and mods), but I find her clutter to be some of the best around. She also makes a lot of things for babies and for (hopefully) the toddlers we'll some day have in the Sims 4, so her CC is a definite if you're a family-style/legacy player!

My Sims' clutter-fied kitchen, with objects from Martine, Budgie and a few others :)
My Sims' clutter-fied kitchen, with objects from Martine, Budgie and a few others :)

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Clothes

BEO Creations

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A beautiful bride needs a beautiful gown!Gorgeous!  I've used this dress at least twice!  Looks great in-game.The tiara really adds a finishing touch to any wedding gown....don't forget the bouquet!  You can even pick colours to match your bridesmaids!
A beautiful bride needs a beautiful gown!
A beautiful bride needs a beautiful gown! | Source
Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!
I've used this dress at least twice!  Looks great in-game.
I've used this dress at least twice! Looks great in-game.
The tiara really adds a finishing touch to any wedding gown.
The tiara really adds a finishing touch to any wedding gown.
...don't forget the bouquet!  You can even pick colours to match your bridesmaids!
...don't forget the bouquet! You can even pick colours to match your bridesmaids!

AdBlocker Is Your Friend!

Many CC creators post their downloads on sites like Adfly. These sites allow the creators to make money for their CC which definitely isn't a bad thing, but these sites tend to have really obnoxious ads and if you click on them, you can get viruses on your browser. Using extensions like Adfly can keep you from dealing with obnoxious ads on sites like Adfly!

If you're looking for beautiful wedding dresses, look no further than BEO Creations' stunning gowns. Though her site includes many other clothing designs (mainly formal wear), the wedding dresses are the most beautiful; in fact, all my sim weddings have had dressed by BEO. Of course, you'll need to outfit your sim in a diamond tiara and bouquet, as well.

Marvin Sims

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Open hoodies for guys!...or cute summer dresses for girls!Is your Sim a classic man?  He might want this outfit!Cute raincoats for female sims.Who wouldn't want a classic denim jacket?
Open hoodies for guys!
Open hoodies for guys! | Source
...or cute summer dresses for girls!
...or cute summer dresses for girls!
Is your Sim a classic man?  He might want this outfit!
Is your Sim a classic man? He might want this outfit!
Cute raincoats for female sims.
Cute raincoats for female sims.
Who wouldn't want a classic denim jacket?
Who wouldn't want a classic denim jacket?

One thing The Sims 4 is in need of is more clothing for guys. Marvin Sims has plenty of CC men's clothing! His selection for women is pretty big too, and overall, his clothing is some of the best I've seen. All of it is trendy, fashionable, and Maxis-match, so you're sure to find something (or ten things), you'll like on his page!

In A Bad Romance

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Cute fashions for all ages and genders!This adorable outfit for girl sims is a must-have!If you're a Sailor Moon fan, you'll definitely need these sweaters in your game!How about a cute lingerie set?These aren't exactly clothes, but I just had to highlight these backpacks for children!  Absolutely perfect with the Go To School mod!
Cute fashions for all ages and genders!
Cute fashions for all ages and genders! | Source
This adorable outfit for girl sims is a must-have!
This adorable outfit for girl sims is a must-have!
If you're a Sailor Moon fan, you'll definitely need these sweaters in your game!
If you're a Sailor Moon fan, you'll definitely need these sweaters in your game!
How about a cute lingerie set?
How about a cute lingerie set?
These aren't exactly clothes, but I just had to highlight these backpacks for children!  Absolutely perfect with the Go To School mod!
These aren't exactly clothes, but I just had to highlight these backpacks for children! Absolutely perfect with the Go To School mod!

In A Bad Romance's CC is more on the realistic side, which isn't my thing for the Sims 4, but I still love everything she makes. Her clothes are all super modern and fashion-forward; perfect for young adult and teen Sims. She also makes some of the best accessories- everything from wallets and iPhone cases to purses and backpacks!

One of my Sims, Reina, looking beautiful on her wedding day in a BEO Creations tiara/gown.
One of my Sims, Reina, looking beautiful on her wedding day in a BEO Creations tiara/gown.

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Hair

LumiaLoverSims

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I LOVE this hairstyle!  Very sleek!This afro is MUCH better than the one included in the base game.The Sims 4 definitely seems so dreads in it!
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I LOVE this hairstyle!  Very sleek!
I LOVE this hairstyle! Very sleek!
This afro is MUCH better than the one included in the base game.
This afro is MUCH better than the one included in the base game.
The Sims 4 definitely seems so dreads in it!
The Sims 4 definitely seems so dreads in it!

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One thing the Sims 4 needs more of is hair for male Sims and hair for ethnic Sims. Thankfully, LumiaLoverSims does a bit of both! Their male hairs are actually amazing; so many different styles and they all make your male Sims look sleek and sexy. They've also created some hair for ethnic Sims; afros, afro buns and dreadlocks. You'll find plenty of awesome CC hair here!

Kiara 24

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Kiara 24 makes some of the best hair out there! All of her stuff is Maxis-Match and will fit in well with the rest of the hair in the game. She also does a lot of content cute for child Sims- everything from hair to clothes- giving you some more variety of clothing and hair to dress up your little prince or princess in!

Want to keep your CC organized?

Here's a look at my Mods folder.  You can go up to four folders deep when it comes to organizing, and you can organize by any method you'd like!   Just make the folders and drag and drop your files!
Here's a look at my Mods folder. You can go up to four folders deep when it comes to organizing, and you can organize by any method you'd like! Just make the folders and drag and drop your files!

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Furniture/Objects

SimDoughnut

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Backup Your Stuff!

You should always make a backup of your entire Sims 4 folder! If you have an external hard drive, that's the best place to keep a copy. Also, don't forget to move your Mods folder (just drag/drop the folder to your desktop) before installing a new patch or SP/EP. Once its installed, you're safe to put the Mods folder back, but beware of conflicting files!

SimDoughnut is amazing! He doesn't just do individual objects, he does these elaborate builds and "stuff packs" filled with free CC he's created and tons of new objects and recolours to fit in his super creative worlds! He's done everything from restaurants to gas stations, universities to the set of Masterchef! If you're looking for some awesome and unique community lots, SimDoughnut is your man!

OhMySims

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OhMySims is another CC creator who does big projects, rather than individual CC. Her lots are super cute, creative and fun. Make sure you download the Al Fresco Market, or her super adorable Simskin Robbins and Dunksim Donuts lots!

Veranka

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I absolutely love these kitchen counters!  The colours are so bright and cheerful and the design is gorgeous!
I absolutely love these kitchen counters!  The colours are so bright and cheerful and the design is gorgeous!
I absolutely love these kitchen counters! The colours are so bright and cheerful and the design is gorgeous! | Source

If you're looking for beautiful furniture sets, look no further than Veranka's downloads. Kitchen sets, bedroom sets, and living room furniture is a staple on her site, as well as conversions from TS3 store and even objects from TS2!

Sims In The Woods

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How about a medieval market place?This vintage microphone will look awesome in your jazz lounge!...or these beautiful skylight pieces for your home or greenhouse?These functional pulpits/podiums are a perfect addition to your church!
How about a medieval market place?
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This vintage microphone will look awesome in your jazz lounge!
This vintage microphone will look awesome in your jazz lounge!
...or these beautiful skylight pieces for your home or greenhouse?
...or these beautiful skylight pieces for your home or greenhouse?
These functional pulpits/podiums are a perfect addition to your church!
These functional pulpits/podiums are a perfect addition to your church!

Cinderellimouse hasn't been making CC for The Sims 4 for a long time, but all of her stuff is great! The majority of her CC is conversions from The Sims 3, but it's all stuff we need in the game: the Medieval Market, functioning podiums/pulpits, and awesome skylight pieces.

Around The Sims 4

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Add some decorative cars to your town!I love this 50's diner set!How about a cozy Mexican Restaurant in your town?Or turn your neighborhood into the streets of Paris!If your Sim is in the music career, they might need this cute recording studio set!
Add some decorative cars to your town!
Add some decorative cars to your town! | Source
I love this 50's diner set!
I love this 50's diner set!
How about a cozy Mexican Restaurant in your town?
How about a cozy Mexican Restaurant in your town?
Or turn your neighborhood into the streets of Paris!
Or turn your neighborhood into the streets of Paris!
If your Sim is in the music career, they might need this cute recording studio set!
If your Sim is in the music career, they might need this cute recording studio set!

Around The Sims has been around for a LONG time. The site's owner/CC creator, Sandy, has been making content for The Sims games since The Sims 1. She's known for doing amazing, elaborate sets that can be used for your Sims homes or community lots. Her content for The Sims 4 is just as fantastic as all her other creations; you can download everything from stuff to make your own (mostly decorative) beauty parlor, to all the bits and pieces needed to spice up your local movie theater. This is easily one of the best custom content sites out there!

Simsational Designs

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I have this beautiful set in my game and it looks great!  I especially love the tree branch shelf!This is one of the many rug sets you can download- there's several colours, each with multiple rug designs!Living room or bedroom furniture?  You can find it all at Simsational Designs!
I have this beautiful set in my game and it looks great!  I especially love the tree branch shelf!
I have this beautiful set in my game and it looks great! I especially love the tree branch shelf! | Source
This is one of the many rug sets you can download- there's several colours, each with multiple rug designs!
This is one of the many rug sets you can download- there's several colours, each with multiple rug designs!
Living room or bedroom furniture?  You can find it all at Simsational Designs!
Living room or bedroom furniture? You can find it all at Simsational Designs!

If you're looking for a new furniture, look no further than Simsational Designs. This site has so many amazing furniture sets; everything from new living room furniture, to bedroom sets, and even beautiful rugs and wallpapers. Simsational Designs has everything you could possibly want and need to turn your Sim's home into a modern paradise!

brittpinkiesims

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Build your own record store for decoration or retail with the DIY Record Store set!  It contains over 96 objects.Make a beauty salon with decor items with the Beauty Salon set!brittpinkiesims also does conversions from TS2 and TS3.  This set is a bunch of objects from TS3 Fast Lane Stuff Set.brittpinkiesims made a DIY Restaurant Set for the Dine Out game pack, which includes over 300 objects to decorate a variety of restaurants with!Make your own retail or Dine Out restaurant with the Ice Cream Parlor set!
Build your own record store for decoration or retail with the DIY Record Store set!  It contains over 96 objects.
Build your own record store for decoration or retail with the DIY Record Store set! It contains over 96 objects. | Source
Make a beauty salon with decor items with the Beauty Salon set!
Make a beauty salon with decor items with the Beauty Salon set!
brittpinkiesims also does conversions from TS2 and TS3.  This set is a bunch of objects from TS3 Fast Lane Stuff Set.
brittpinkiesims also does conversions from TS2 and TS3. This set is a bunch of objects from TS3 Fast Lane Stuff Set.
brittpinkiesims made a DIY Restaurant Set for the Dine Out game pack, which includes over 300 objects to decorate a variety of restaurants with!
brittpinkiesims made a DIY Restaurant Set for the Dine Out game pack, which includes over 300 objects to decorate a variety of restaurants with!
Make your own retail or Dine Out restaurant with the Ice Cream Parlor set!
Make your own retail or Dine Out restaurant with the Ice Cream Parlor set!

Allow me to do a bit of a shameless self-plug here; brittpinkiesims is my website, and features the content I create :D I started making CC for the Sims 4 in November 2015, and have created lots of themed sets, items for community lots, conversions from The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, and more. I also like doing holiday-themed sets (like decorations for Valentine's Day, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day and so on). I love clutter sets, but I do a bit of everything- and everything is Maxis-Match :)

If you ever need to delete a bad piece of CC or get rid of something you simply don't use anymore, it's pretty easy: just delete the package file from your Mods folder and that's it!

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Compilation Sites

There are a lot of sites out there that simply post links to all the Sims 4 CC created each day. These "Compilation Sites" are handy if you're not really in the mood to go to individual sites on a daily basis, and they're also a good place to discover new content creators that you may not have heard of before. Here are some of my favourite "compilation sites" for The Sims 4:

Lana's CC Finds- This blog ran by user SSSVitlans (or Lana) is the best place to find all the custom content on Tumblr. Many CC creators use Tumblr as their platform for uploading their custom content, but Tumblr can be hard to navigate if you don't know where to look. Lana reblogs all the content released daily, and has very organized pages by tags so you can find exactly what you're looking for.

My Sims 4 Blog- I've been going to this blog since The Sims 3 (then, they had My Sims 3 blog); it's updated daily and posts links to custom content all over the web. It's a handy site, as well, as everything is indexed by tags and you can search for something specific if needed.

Sims 4 Updates- This site is also updated daily. They seem to post a lot more clothing CC than some of the other sites, though most of it is "realistic" rather than Maxis-Match.

Sims 4 Downloads- Another daily compilation site. Lots of hair and clothing CC gets posted here!

Sims 4 Hairs- A compilation site specifically for- you guessed it- Sims 4 hair.

Mod The Sims- One of the oldest and best Sims CC sites. Mod the Sims is mostly for, well, game mods...but they do have quite a bit of CC too; everything from custom hair to clothes and objects. It's always a good idea to browse here from time to time. Plasticbox is one of the best CC creators on MTS at the moment!

The Sims Resource- It would be weird of me to write about Sims CC without mentioning one of the biggest Sims CC sites- The Sims Resource. To be honest, it's not my favourite anymore (back in TS2 days, it was the premium site for content) as most of the stuff there isn't Maxis-Match and they use way too many ads, but it's still worth mentioning for the sheer amount of content you can find. And some CC creators only post on The Sims Resource, so it's definitely worth checking out from time to time.

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Bonus: Seasonal Mods

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Turn Granite Falls into a tropical getaway!Make your town into a Winter Wonderland!You can turn your neighborhood into an early autumn environment......or "late autumn", if that suits you better!Maybe you just want snow in Granite Falls?
Turn Granite Falls into a tropical getaway!
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Make your town into a Winter Wonderland!
Make your town into a Winter Wonderland! | Source
You can turn your neighborhood into an early autumn environment...
You can turn your neighborhood into an early autumn environment... | Source
...or "late autumn", if that suits you better!
...or "late autumn", if that suits you better! | Source
Maybe you just want snow in Granite Falls?
Maybe you just want snow in Granite Falls? | Source

At the moment, there's no Seasons expansion pack for The Sims 4. I'm sure we'll get Seasons eventually, but in the meantime, some awesome CC creators have made mods that'll allow you to pretend that the weather is actually changing in the game! These are all default replacements, meaning that once you install them, they're replace the regular files in the game. They won't break your game or anything, but they'll completely change the way the grass, trees, and plants look in your game.

Tropical Getaway Mod- This is probably the most in-depth texture replacement mod there is. SimplyNando created this mod which will turn Granite Falls (if you have Outdoor Retreat) into a beach landscape; the grass will turn to sand and plenty of palm trees will replace the default trees. This mod is absolutely beautiful and has a lot of detail; new aspiration, CC and even the background of Granite Falls has been changed to look more tropical. One of my favourite replacement mods for sure!

First Snow Mod- This mod by Sim Cookie transforms your game into a winter environment. All worlds in the game will be replaced with "snow" on the ground, icy trees, and even the cars and background features have snow on them now! A beautiful mod for all snow lovers out there!

Autumn/Early Autumn- Dani Paradise created these two mods to allow you to have autumn in your game. You can choose from early autumn (which only changes some of the trees to "autumn colours") or the full autumn (which changes all the trees, grass, plants, etc). Both mods are beautiful and look wonderful in-game.

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      Alayah Jennings 12 days ago

      I Wish I Could Find A Good CC Content for my game