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5 Ways to Finish Up Your Home Reno With Luxury Accessories

It’s often easier to focus on the bigger picture when it comes to a home renovation. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of the final, finishing details in any home makeover, renovation or remodel.

Accessories are among the best ways to add personality to a room - and they’re often overlooked or not properly thought through. It’s the little details - everything from colour, texture and material - that can help tell a story, invoke a good memory or simply add to the overall feel and vibe of a room. These are the things that contribute to creating your sense of home style.

At Once A Tree, we thoughtfully curate our showroom displays down to the smallest of details, including lighting, tableside décor, and other luxury accessories. We delight in our emotive response to the objects we surround ourselves with - everything from original artwork to the delicate translucence of a tinted glass vase to the soothing scent of a fragrant, hand-poured soy candle - and we invite you to consider how all of these details can enhance your home, as well. On that note, here are five ideas for choosing and arranging the best home accessories to add the perfect finishing touches to your renovation! 

Don’t be afraid to mix and match

Meteor Bowl

seeded candle holders

From different textures to contrasting colours, shapes and sizes, don’t be afraid to mix and match your accessories to add interest and personality. Choose a larger object as your focal point, and build around it.

We love our Meteor Bowls pictured above on a sideboard, coffee table or bookshelf! Styled alongside contrasting objects like our vertical Seeded Candle Holders and you have the perfect combination of height, depth and contrast.

Use in-season foliage and florals as a focal point

Sadie and Oslo Vase

Without a doubt, one of the easiest ways to switch up your home accessories from season to season is by incorporating in-season florals and greenery. Bringing an element of the outdoors inside is also an easy way to add a pop of colour to your space.

We’ve curated a selection of gorgeous, luxury vessels to help you do this. Some of our new favourites this season include our Lithos Vases in different shapes and sizes. We also love the look of trendy, tinted glass this season and recommend the Sadie or Oslo Vase to help you achieve this look!

Create drama and personality with original artwork

[Painting credit: Lisa Ochowycz]

[Painting credit: Krista Johnson]

Original artwork is always a go-to accessory for us when it comes to finishing up a room. It’s the ideal way to infuse personality into a space and can drastically change the overall look and feel of a room. 

At Once A Tree, we love supporting local artists and frequently rotate their work on display in our showroom. We are loving the current works of Lisa Ochowycz and Krista Johnson lately, and we know you will, too. Art work is a truly unique home accessory that serves as a stunning focal point and conversation piece. Visit our Vancouver showroom to see these gorgeous pieces on display for yourself!

Don’t be afraid to add colour!


For the last couple years, we’ve seen home décor and accessories be saturated with that “light, bright, airy” aesthetic (thanks, Instagram!). We’re here to tell you to go for it when it comes to adding pops of colour! Just like texture, colour is a great way to add interest, personality and contrast to a room. Whether it’s a moody vase, contrasting display trays, or gorgeous (and practical!) textured storage baskets, don’t be afraid to incorporate different colours into your home accessories.

Utilize lighting to set the mood of a room

[Photo credit: Provoke Studios]

Lighting has the power to transform the whole feel, look and warmth of your living space. From a statement chandelier in your living room to a sleek floor lamp in your home office, lighting is an often inexpensive and overlooked way to add the finishing touches to any home or room renovation. 

We love the simple impact of a modern bedside lamp like the Whitman lamp pictured above in this bedroom designed by Suzanne McIntosh of One by Design! It adds a clean and classic feel to the space without the clutter - and its timeless silhouette will be on trend for many years to come.

Whether you are finishing up a full home renovation, undertaking a one-room refresh or looking to update your home with new home accessories, let our team help you discover the pieces you’re looking for! Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture and Pinterest @OnceATree for more design inspiration, or reach out today to see how we can help you complete your next home renovation project!

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    Daphne Nielsen