High-End Interior Design On A Budget

The luxury design is on everyone’s wish list, and by incorporating the strategies of top interior designers, the high-end look can be replicated in your home within a range of budgets. Express Flooring delivers products to mimic the look of showcase homes at affordable price points to bring your elegant interior vision to life.

Luxurious interior designs on a budget

Walls, windows and floors serve as the canvas on which designers create a decorating scheme. Begin your high-end style transformation with paint, the preferred and budget-friendly design option for updating the look of a room. Striping a wall with paint in varying shades, alternating taped-off measured sections, lends interest and a luxe architectural feel to a dining area for just a few dollars in material costs. Painting the ceiling a shade lighter than the walls adds brightness to kitchen space, delivering stylish bang for the buck. Flooring is a key base element to ground your custom look, and Express Flooring’s professional experts work with you, in-home, to pair the perfect hard or soft surface to complement your style and color choices.

High-end interior design on Kitchen

The well-dressed window adds drama to a room, and the fabric is a key element in every designer’s portfolio. The classic elegance of expensive silks and lush brocades can be replicated with engineered materials that include soft-brushed microfibers and polyester options. To visually enhance a room’s height, hang drapes well above a window’s top edge, ideally at ceiling level, letting the fabric softly puddle at the hem on the floor’s surface. Express Flooring design professionals arrive with large size samples, from laminates that mimic gleaming hardwood and rustic stone to plush pile carpeting, all at price points to suit your budget and complement your decor.

Plush carpeting with high-end curtains

Enhancing a room’s verticality is a designer strategy that creates an upscale, high-end feel. Designers embrace this technique to emphasize the spaciousness of an interior, drawing the eye upward and lending a feel of grandeur. Choose a metallic framed mirror hung vertically over the fireplace, for instance, to suggest the look of a raised ceiling; a large mirror does double duty by visually enlarging a space in its reflection. Flooring choices can likewise expand the appearance of a room’s dimensions. Express Flooring delivers the look of luxury by working with top design manufacturers; our Mohawk Flooring partner produces wood and stone looks in trending colors in a variety of constructions, including affordable wood, vinyl and ceramic materials that further the upscale design aesthetic.


Architectural elements are a favored go-to in luxury homes, and DIY enthusiasts can replicate these looks for a fraction of the cost. Wainscoting, for example, can be achieved with paint techniques and builder supply framing wood, and crown moulding is available in pre-cut materials of fiberboard and polyurethane, delivering the look of hand-carved wood designs that evoke Old World elegance.

Pair with gleaming hardwood-look flooring from our partner manufacturer Shaw Floors to complete the high-end feel with added durability for living rooms, hallways, and dining areas. Express Flooring consultants also favor luxury vinyl products from Stainmaster in a variety of styles that offer beautiful flooring options for high-traffic areas without sacrificing style.

Stainmaster carpeting with interior designs

Scale is an important consideration in luxury design composition; rather than hanging a series of small prints over a sofa, choose one large piece of art to create interest and impact on a given wall. Poster prints and canvas options are well priced in chain and discount stores, and genuine oils and watercolor paintings can often be found by scouring local thrift and resale outlets. The right flooring will complement your artwork choices: Express Flooring works with Dreamweaver, a manufacturer offering lush carpet options in a curated selection of designer colors, from creamy oyster shades to tawny taupes and more. Dupont Sorona, another of our partners favored by designers, suggests sustainable, renewably sourced luxury carpets to achieve a chic, upscale look, as does Green Label Plus.

Interior designs with DuPont Sorona carpet

Interior designers embrace color, style and texture options to achieve a luxurious feel for the residential environment. Texture is an important design element for a polished finish, and interior designers embrace accessories to incorporate this high-end touch. This strategy can be replicated by choosing natural fabrics with textural qualities at off-price retailers. Cotton, jute, wool, rush, and straw add a high-end, organic feel. A nubby pile carpet can hold an acrylic coffee table topped with rattan boxes, and a bright tangerine armchair can complement a neutral gray sofa. Choose a woven throw in a saturated turquoise to pair with neutral earth tone flooring, and contrast matte and sheen textures in oversized sofa pillows to finish your designer look.

Neutral Earth Tone Flooring

Colors found in nature deliver an elegant backdrop for flooring choices, and these organics pair well with a range of creative furnishings and accessories. A contrast of textures lends an exclusive custom look and should be considered when choosing your new room’s flooring options. The streamlined structure of stone flooring adds a trending option with a high-end feel to contrast with furnishings and artwork. Express Flooring turns to Armstrong Flooring for interesting tile and stone look options that deliver inspired elegance.


Savvy Arizona shoppers demand curated design at competitive prices; check out our discount flooring offers that provide options to suit every budget. Our experts will guide you through the looks to best suit your home’s design needs at your price point. Locally owned and operated, Express Flooring prides itself on delivering the very best in-home sales shopping experience and unparalleled customer care throughout all metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson.

Selections based on style, function and durability create an optimal design composition for achieving an upscale, designer look that suits your budget. Ground your designer dreams with confidence by scheduling an appointment with Express Flooring‘s professional design team today. Our professionals will work with the raw material of your design dreams to create a custom home of luxurious, high-end elegance.

High-End Interior Design On A Budget was last modified: January 17th, 2019 by Express Flooring