As an avid real Christmas tree – cut down your own at the tree farm family I can confidently say artificial trees are just not the same. BUT you can get really really close. For the last 12 years we’ve cut down our own tree so I like to think I’m a veteran tree girl. I’ve scoured the internet for hours for the best of the best. And I’m laying it all out for you below – if light color/tone, tree shape & species is important to you, this is for you!
I love a prelit tree for the ease of set up. So many come with a remote and all sorts of settings. Light tone is something I think can make or break the tree. I don’t love LED or yellow lights. The pretty white neutral warm tone is just right, and even more love the magical fairy lights. They’re so minimal and give the prettiest sparkle.
via: Amber Interiors
I feel so strongly about the shape/species of the tree – if you want the most natural and realistic you want a spruce it fir tree. The shape and branches typically are real feel and lend the most natural look. Whether you want more sparse or full this is the best style! Keep in mind ceiling height when selecting a tree. You want at least a foot to 18” from top to ceiling. Depending if you use a large topper you may need more. Also, the diameter is important to check because some of these gorgeous natural trees have a wider bottom base.
via McGee & Co
I hope this guide is helpful if you’re looking to upgrade your tree this year. Be sure to follow along on IG – HERE for more holiday styling, tips, and inspiration plus my favorite holiday decor.