I love using greenery to decorate the inside and outside of my home during the holidays. And while natural greenery looks amazing and I love it- I HATE the shedding, the way it dries out so fast, the constant vacuuming, and the cost…. so I have embraced faux. While expensive up front, the fact that you can reuse year after year if you take good care of it makes it more affordable of an option. I even have accepted faux for one of our trees (we have one real in the formal living room, and one faux int eh family room, where the kids roam/ throw stuff). But nothing is worse than BAD faux greenery. So here are my favorite items to help decorate your home without the mess. Click images for links.
I go through this debate with myself every year – faux or real? Since I can never seem to find faux trees and greenery in brick and mortar stores, I am left with the choice of buying online, without seeing what they really looks like, and it makes purchasing so much harder. I have to admit, that I’m a sucker for real trees. Yes, they are more work, but to me, they just can’t be beat. They smell fabulous, and I can live without everything else at Christmas, except the tree. It’s the difference between a wonderful bottle of merlot, vs. a bottle of grape juice.
Thank you for this post. I fully agree – real is lovely, but!!!!
I have been looking to replace my old faux greens and have had a bare bannister and mantle fir the last two holidays since I have not found anything I liked that did not have lights that I could afford.
Which one do you own? We have paralysis on choosing and it is so hard never seeing them in person. Torn between Frontgate and Balsam Hill and want to make the right investment!
Nice trees — but most very pricey!