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"Design My Room" - Online Interior Decorating

By August 13, 2008

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I wasn't expecting much when I clicked on a link to go to "Design My Room." I figured it'd have a few pieces of furniture for me to place and some artwork. What I found was much better than I could have hoped. Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, kids rooms, garages, you name it, you can probably design it. The online tool has furniture, paint, flooring, and decor items, designed after real items you can buy online. "Design My Room" is being promoted as a way to start redecorating your rooms before spending any cash. I think it's fun just to play around with different styles. The learning curve is minimal. Flooring, countertops, and the ceiling are easy to place. Getting a fridge to fit perfectly into a space can be tricky.
October 23, 2008 at 11:12 am
(1) debra says:

this is awesome thanks a lot!!!!!!!!

November 4, 2008 at 8:56 am
(2) julie says:

always dreamed how my home
would look if i had the beautiful
decor and furniture i have seen on this site
cant wait to decorate the rest of my dream home

January 14, 2009 at 10:32 am
(3) Briget says:


February 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(4) lucie says:

This game is crap it aint even realistic!

February 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm
(5) lubayga says:

This game dunt even work! It says if it dunt do anything in 5mins then contact the website. This game is garbage!

February 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(6) Ross says:

I hate this game in fact i think it belongs in the garbage! I’m with lucie on this one. It’s crap!

March 4, 2009 at 7:53 am
(7) yannah says:

Thanks for this.. it’s really awesome;)

March 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(8) Laura says:


March 7, 2009 at 7:01 pm
(9) Ali. says:

This is really realistic but has some cons:
- when you put mirrors they dont show up completly, or when you add some beds, ext the whole thing doesn’t always show up. Usual happens with silver/black colors.
-The furnature only moves certain ways, so it doesnt look like it would in real life if you placed the furniture.
-Sometimes takes a while to apply paint, floors or celeings.
- Hard to find what your looking for when looking for furniture, ext.

April 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(10) Mythriya says:

Thanks a lot. its a very good idea and it was awsome.Its great and I really loved it. :)

May 16, 2009 at 11:03 am
(11) Maria says:

This website WAS totally awesome! I actually didn’t find out about it from this website, I found it on google. But, some Armstrong flooring company took that website, Design my Room doesn’t even exist anymore!!! I’ve been searching on google, but there is absolutely NOTHING that could compare to Design My Room.

May 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm
(12) Antswife says:

I want the old DMR website back. The Armstrong site sucks!!!

May 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm
(13) Daphne says:

Design My Room was one of the most amazing and creative
websites I have ever been to. This is the response I got from

Thank you for contacting DesignMyRoom.

We appreciate all the time users have spent on the site to express their creativity.
Unfortunately, we have decided to cease operations on the site. DMR accounts are
no longer accessible and designs or any other information from the site cannot be retrieved.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We wish you you the best.
Thank You


It was all very mysterious. I agree with Marla- there is nothing
that comes close to Design My Room. My intuition is that
their mission was to let people come and use the software
and product lines and create rooms that showcased the products.
It became a vortex for incredibly talented designers.
professional artists, interior designers and photographers.
At some point, their mission to showcase and sell products lines
furniture, paint and stuff was not as clear or visible to potential
buyers or people looking for ways to preview their design ideas.
It would be a million reasons.
It looks like Armstrong and Bruce Hardwoods boughht the DMR
idea and changed the format.
It is/was a GENIUS ideas for a site. I hope they come back with the same format.

May 25, 2009 at 5:14 pm
(14) Makkenziee says:

This was horrible! I you can do is chose the color of your floors and walls. What about furniture? What about art pieces? Didnt help me at all!

May 25, 2009 at 8:43 pm
(15) Raghan says:

Im sorry, but I really do not like this site anymore!!!!! Before you could choose and mmove around furniture! now you can only change color and flooring!:( am I missing something here? Let me know if so!

May 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm
(16) moondog says:

This is terrible, the Armstrong site is awful. I miss Design My Room, it was a wonderful site and a great way to explore one’s design capabilities. I can’t believe it is gone.

May 29, 2009 at 9:24 am
(17) Sherry says:

I agree with everyone who misses the DMR site! Is there anything comparable to it? I’ve done several searches and nothing has panned out. If anyone knows of one, please let us know!!

May 31, 2009 at 9:58 am
(18) amy says:

this is awful!!!the armstrong wood is not good at all

June 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm
(19) angelica chamu says:

I hate the new designmyroom.com website. you can’t even move the furniture around. It sucks.

June 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm
(20) jordyn says:

i agree, the new one SUCKS! im so pissed, they couldn have leaved it like that and just made a link to the website, so PISSED! ugh. i feel bad for the people who didn’t save their designs, i saved all mine on to my i touch, and i just really want it back… and i thought they were advertising well.

June 15, 2009 at 10:57 am
(21) Sarah says:

I think it sucks that they closed the old DMR. I ran into last year via another site and fell in love with it. I’d love to be an interior designer so this site was so awesome I would plan to spend a half hour on it and spend hours instead. I really enjoyed goofing off and making different rooms it was such an awesome site and this new one sucks…wish they’d bring the old one back!

June 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm
(22) nikye says:

I agree with anyone who says the new Armstrong site is terrible. There is no other site like the old DMR site. Believe me, I’ve looked! It seems that this is just another of those situations where there are no problems with something but for some reason someone decides to change it! It’s a pity because I’m positive that the new site has a considerable amount of complaints. What I want to know is very simple: WHY WAS THIS SITE CHANGED?? I hope that I may be able to find another similar site, but I highly doubt that will happen. What a shame.

June 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm
(23) Shay says:

All I was able to do was to choose walls and floors and that’s it!!!!!! I hate that website!

June 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm
(24) Liv says:

The old site sounded so fun! Who cares about the stupid lame armstrong flooring?

July 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm
(25) Emma says:

this game is soooooo stupid! Don’t waste your time with it

July 2, 2009 at 11:03 am
(26) Amber says:

yea, this was horrible it doesn’t let you decorate a room. All you get to do is pick your walls and floor, and sometimes the ceiling.if you ask me this is false advertisment when you say you can decorate a room and thats it’s great.it aint nothing but junk and it sucks!! :( (

July 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm
(27) keturah says:

um this was great, but now it sucks….b4 u could do up an entire room now its paint n floor…..wtf

July 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm
(28) mythreesons says:

I recognize Daphne’s name–hi it’s me, mythreesons! I cannot tell you how shocked I was to see the old DMR site gone. I am so thankful that I saved many of my designs–not all, but many. That was hours and hours of work gone. My brother who is a designer checked out my designs and we went searching to see what happened with the old one and came up with the same answer.
Please let me know if ANYONE finds a site like the old one. I miss all of our friends too, Tingo, shespice etc…

July 22, 2009 at 1:15 am
(29) virginia says:

I agree with everyone else, this is a poor site for decorating DMR was sooo much better. It was the best design site EVER! I am sick that it no longer around,what a terrible idea to take it away. I reconized Daphane, Mythreesons, moondog and antswife’s name on this site. Hello to you my FRIENDS, I truly MISS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TINGO

July 28, 2009 at 6:45 am
(30) Pansey says:

Yes, I miss the old DMR too and the nice people I met there. I’ve looked around the internet and came up with nothing, at least nothing like DMR. Hi to everyone from DMR.


August 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm
(31) Taylor says:

I miss this website so much… it’s completely ruined & not fun anymore :( it USED to be my favorite website… now its just a bunch of garbage.

August 4, 2009 at 10:19 pm
(32) mythreesons says:


August 7, 2009 at 1:24 am
(33) Design Luvveerr says:

Im very upset that design my room is gone… one day i was on it and was one my 40th design and i loved them all, and then the next it was some stupid armstrong thing that is a piece of poop… im 14 and have a passion for design and needed a free way to express that and now i have to buy some software or something. but my family cant help me so i have to earn money my mowing yaards all summer, my family is in a bad financial position right now because of the economy… this makes me very sad that it is now gone , and i have no way of designing and doing the only thing i love to do….. if you agree with me and know someone who is very computer savvy and knows how to design games, we should get together and create a new design my room, and make it even better. that way many people can get back to what they enjoy doing for free, with software that actually works, and is as cool, and even better than design my room was! LETS DO IT!!!! :D

August 7, 2009 at 5:40 am
(34) suee says:

i like the colours in this game, but it would be better if you could choose the furniture aswell, so this is crap !

August 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(35) luzandina1 says:

I searched everywhere to Designmyroom seems to have disappeared, it is very sad because I had a great talent of many people.

August 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm
(36) sad says:

I loved this site, it helped me so often with my painting and designing needs. I was really upset to see this go. Thanks for the link to My Deco, I will give it a try.
Just for this I will probably think twice about buying products from Armstrong in the future.

August 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm
(37) Tiffany Abbigaile says:

I dont know what this exactly meant 2 do, but ALL it did when i tried it was let you choose a type of wooden flooring and choose a colour for your wall!!!

so… pretty rubbish if you ask me!!?? :S

October 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm
(38) le says:

The old site was fantastic~ the new one isn’t worth the bandwidth it takes up.

November 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm
(39) (h@n(3 says:

Armstrong sucks. If they have recieved so many complaints why don’t they just change it back.

November 9, 2009 at 6:33 am
(40) dhia says:

its very interesting thaks a lots

December 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm
(41) alice says:

hey can you choose the furniture and stuff like that?

December 22, 2009 at 11:19 am
(42) Bailey says:

Were is the old DMR website???? I WANT IT BACK!!!!!! This new armstrong …stuff, thing is garbage!!!! Get the old one BACK!!

December 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm
(43) amanda says:

this game is the worst dont enen try it it is a pice of crap.the old one was wayyy better and once again NEVER EVER TRY THIS GAMEIT IS A PIACE OF CRAPi was very disapointed with the new one:(

January 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm
(44) none of ur business says:

the new one SUCKS!!! i used 2 go on the old DMR all the time and it was so fun! now u just pick the floor and walls…..im so pissed off

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