"Design My Room" - Online Interior Decorating

New Kitchen
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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.