Design Home: 5 Ways To Get Free Cash And Free Diamonds

Design Home Free Diamonds


Design Home is just about the most addicting and least talked about game on iOS. Spending time in any home where HGTV is a staple of the family media diet, you pick up things about the nature of design, decor, and how to, as the Big Lebowski said ‘tie a room together’ – and the beauty of Design Home is how it makes these concepts accessible, challenging, fun, and social.

Design Home (which actually partners with HGTV) is one of the most popular games on iOS, with over 4,000 Appstore reviews, and a million plus players. Gandering at my own Facebook feed, a dozen of my friends play the game – and almost none of them are what you would call ‘gamers’.

Which is to say Design Home has a certain…curb appeal to casual audiences. But it *is* a game, and with a game comes challenges, and in the case of Design Home, the challenge is resources. It seems you never have enough cash or diamonds to do everything you want to do.

Thus, if you’re a Design Home player feeling a little left out in the cold when it comes to the brands you want buy to make that rustic dining room complete, read on to learn how to earn more cash and more furniture and more diamonds than you can count.

1. Play The Daily Challenge for Cash Every Day

You get 2500 dollars for completing the daily challenge. That’s not a ton of money if you’re trying to purchase some of the most expensive and luxury items in the game, but the important thing is you’re paid out upon completion.

So even if you don’t have the resources to design the room as you’d like, simply finishing earns you money – and like a real home owner, you’ll have to save it to purchase the items you want most – or to complete challenges that require decor from certain designers.

2.Make Friends, Borrow Their Stuff

Design Home Borrow

The ‘borrow’ button is a shockingly helpful feature in a pinch. If you’re decorating a kitchen or a living room and don’t have an item that matches your scheme – and can’t yet afford to buy one – hit that handy borrow button. Odds are you have a Facebook friend that plays the game too, and may just have what you’re looking for.

You get one ‘borrow’ a day, so make good use of it!

3. Don’t Forget Your Daily Reward!

If you play Design Home with regularity, you’re likely eagerly anticipating contest results in the morning, and they’ll arrive in your inbox.

Also in…the inbox will be the daily login reward. Even if you’re busy or not feeling particularly creative on a given day, be *sure* to login and collect this reward (and at least do the daily challenge) to continue earning cash and diamonds.

Like many mobile titles, the folks behind Design Home want you to keep coming back. However, Design Home has the ‘Price is Right’ advantage where the items you want in-game match real-life products; the logic being if you like an item enough in-game, you might go out and buy it ‘irl’ as they say. Every day you login is another day you might find something you want.

Thus, they want you in the game playing as much possible, and therefore incentivize you to login every day for your rewards. It’s mutually beneficial too – the player gets rewards, the developers (and their partners) get to show you the newest and hottest in home decor items and everyone has a jolly ole’ time.

4. Use Diamonds To Buy Cash

It’s possible you’ve never hit the little ‘+’ next to the diamonds in-game. Most people who’ve ever played a mobile game know this is the button you hit when you want to spend real money on in-game currency.

However, Design Home does this right. You can spend real money, yes, but you can also exchange in-game currencies. So if you have a stockpile of diamonds, you can trade them for cash on a 1-to-1 basis. 1000 diamonds = 1000 cash. It’s a pretty fair system, but you have to look for it by clicking that + button.

This exchange feature becomes all the more important when you discover just how easy it is to earn diamonds via our last tip…

5. The ‘Offers’ are Ludicrously Easy, Give Tons Of Diamonds

Under the ‘+’ button mentioned above, if you scroll all the way down there’s a button to watch an advertisement for diamonds, and another button to complete offers.

Back in the day – and on other mobile games, these offers would be signing up for a credit-card, providing your personal information for a survey, and other associated businesses that want some part of you – be it your e-mail address or credit history.

Design Home’s offers by comparison are an amusement park you’re being *paid* to attend. 3k Diamonds to complete the tutorial in a cooking game. 6k Diamonds to play the *excellent* Fairway Solitaire. 10k to sign up for the *trial* of Apple Music.

…And 30k if you pay for Hulu. And…there are surveys and other offers trying to actively sell you something. No one’s perfect.

After spending time with Design Home, the number one complaint I got from fellow players (that they wanted me to address with the developers) is how to get more in-game money. After review, it seems this *is* the way to do it. If you complete all the offers that require no signup, you’re looking at nearly 100k gems you can earn just by playing other games you may enjoy.

Ultimately, Design Home is a free-to-play game that plays it fair. Its primary audience is non-traditional, but creative, competitive, and pretty addicted to the game overall. The developers are keen to keep them coming back, and hopefully with these tips, when you do go back, you’ll be armed with everything you need to make to win your next daily challenge.

Alas, movers are not included.

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I don’t get daily login rewards and I have only ever received a daily bonus 2x the only cash I get is from the daily challenge and or watching movies and other app challenges.

Please sort this out for me


I signed up for the Gillette shave club and have still not received my diamonds. Sooooo frustrated. I’m about to delete the app


I can not buy diamonds any more.
I just get a drop down box saying Technical error.
I am so frustrated.
I love this game.
I really am clueless on how too fix it.
I have cleared casse
I have tried everything


I signed up for Hulu as a new account. Paid for subscription withouta trial period. However I did not receive any diamonds from Design Home. I am worried it’s a scam.


Hi…I have read the comments about how to get diamonds for design home. Like many others I did the challenge (I joined Kobo, purchased a book and read the darn thing)…but no diamonds as promised. How do we lodge a complaint? How do we get what we were promised? Do the developers even care considering they are making a fortune off us?


The writer says the dumbest thing like “ and like a real homeowner you’ll have to save up to buy the things you want most” omg seriously that is why it’s a game it’s entertainment and fantasy not real life people work hard for real life money and want to relax not spend 99.99 on some darn diamonds when the average person has to work 2 days just to make that if you go by the standard minimum wage and if not they still have to work a full shift. It’s getting more frustrating then fun at this point. Kick rocks design home.


Haha exactly! People and this world are going completely demented nowadays. To pay for a stupid game shit…


This is a lie…you can only make 11-1200 for downloading apps or watching videos. You get 500 diamonds per day and the max cash is $2500 but, a couch will take more than half of that not to mention when you have to buy, a required item brand and only get $500 but, the 3 pieces you need cost $3,000 then you are being set up to have to give money to them or the apps or whoever else. The only people who get 5 stars are the ones that are on level 20’s and above. At least unlock the art and make it free or up the cash, let the players select their prize out of a few items. I’m getting tired of the game because it’s like trying to go against a current and it’s not working. So many other apps out there now giving more to the users they better watch it because their 15 minutes of game are closely reaching the end.

Sandy A Sullivan

Exactly. They are losing players. Ive found in the last 2 months despite being over level 20 I no longer can win the prize or get a 5.0? BTW only the same people get a 5.0 and using the same flipping rug which is a coastal rug in EVERY ROOM.
The problem in part lies with different displays and colors. The game more of a heartache and stress than fun anymore. Im here to see if how I feel is alone and clearly it isn’t. I guess they want older players to leave so they can hook newbs for more $$ and not payout on rewards. im waiting on my HULU STILL…. that’s 40$ worth of diamonds for joining the service and watching Handmaids which is why I wanted to join the service win/win? WRONG.

Feel wronged by HGTV, HULU and of course CROWDSTAR who make Design Home.. They are all to blame for the mess. As well as furniture advertisers. Whom letters should be written; the game misrepresents the brands. Makes them look bad too. LIke Pacific Green, Kathy Kuo HOME DEF guilty as well as ARHAUS and the other advertisers whose furniture is used and ABUSED by the system. It tells us people DO NOT LIKE DIFFERENT.

Hardly a big sales boom from the game. Just a few web hits. FEW SALES.

[go to the sites and look. no reviews, item hashtags only from game. Episode of Westworld had some Arhaus in it too!]


I am constantly running out of diamonds and feel that this is the only game I play on my phone where actually have to spend money. After couple months of playing I’m deciding that I’m going to have to stop because I think I’m averaging about $20 per month to buy more diamonds and that just seems like a silly use of my money ! Also they did some kind of upgrade were sometimes when I purchase an item it doesn’t show up right away in the list of items that I own. This is also a little bit frustrating . Am I missing a way to get free diamonds?


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