Christmas is coming and that means it’s time to choose one of the most important centrepieces of your festive home decorations – the all-important Christmas tree.
A real tree is a lovely addition to the home at Christmas time, but they’re not for everyone. If you have small children or don’t fancy pulling out the vacuum cleaner every day to get rid of those pesky pine needles carpeting the floor, then an artificial tree is definitely the way to go. Plus, the longer you keep it and re-use it year after year the less impact on the environment too!
Artificial trees have come a long way in recent years and there are some truly spectacular styles, colours and varieties to choose from. Here are some of our favourites.
This is one tree that certainly has the wow factor. This artificial Fraser Fir has a lovely mixture of rich green and silver needles and looks just like the real thing, no wonder it is described as ‘one of the finest traditional trees in the world’! Native to the Appalachian mountain forests of North Carolina, this variety of tree is fast becoming one of the most popular in the UK. It can be bought with or without professionally crafted lights and comes in a range of sizes making it the perfect choice for any home.
From £189-£999, Balsam Hill
This tree is a real showstopper. Standing at 7.5ft with glistening snow-tipped branches and scattered pine cones, the ‘Snowy Derry’ from Homebase will add a little bit of magic to your Christmas décor. Dress with plenty of twinkling lights and some silver and blue accents in your decorations for a truly winter wonderland look.
This classic and formal shaped Peruvian Pine tree is a lovely shade of green that gives it that ‘freshly cut’ feel. With nice strong branches giving plenty of texture and different-sized tips making it easy to dress, this is definitely one that all the family will love.
£195, John Lewis
This lovely Nordic fir tree looks very realistic and its sturdy design will give you many years of use. At 7 ft tall it’s a good size for the main family living space or would be ideal for a spacious hallway or kitchen. Easy to assemble with hinged branches and a metal base, even the rough and tumble of kids and pets will struggle to topple it!
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