I’m considering pulling out my holiday decor this week because our house feels like a complete winter wonderland right now. We got a lot of snow while I was away over the weekend! We have about six inches on the ground, with more in the forecast this week. My girlfriends and I might’ve listened to some holiday music on our drive home from Sedona, as well. Haha! I know, I know- it’s EARLY, but I thought this post would be helpful for those of you looking for some good faux greenery, garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees. This will give you some time to order, if you’re in need of an upgrade. Emmett & I have really bad allergies and I struggle with the debris and needles that real trees and greenery bring into our home. While the tradition of a real tree is super fun, we’ve always opted for faux- it just fits our lifestyle and home best. We’ve had our faux tree for almost a decade and I decided this year, I wanted to try a different shape and mix things up. This led me down a rabbit hole of Christmas tree & greenery research (I scoured a LOT of reviews), that I thought would be helpful to share. A lot has changed and improved in the faux holiday plant market, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of beautiful (and affordable) options. Click through to check out the trees, garland, and wreaths that impressed me… and to see which tree we ended up with!
I prefer a classic tree like fir, cedar, or pine- and I like it to be either natural or flocked. I think those classic styles withstand the test of time and will last for multiple holiday seasons without looking dated, like some trendy colored or metallic trees. That’s just my personal preference and opinion though! Below, you’ll find the nine trees I was trying to decide between… they’re all so good, hyper realistic, and affordable. Best of all? The reviews for all of them are pretty much 5 stars across the board.
Click directly on the trees to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
Any guesses which tree we bought? Ok, I’ll tell you… number one. It was super affordable, had incredible reviews, and the organic shape felt right for our formal living room, which is where our tree will live this year. I peeked in the box and it looked fantastic, but we have yet to put it up. I’ll keep you posted!
I’m a big fan of holiday garland- it’s definitely the most versatile greenery. It can live on your tree (for added fullness), along a stair banister, on the fireplace mantel, above your window treatments or kitchen cabinets, and even above a mirror or artwork. It’s the holiday greenery I always turn to when styling and adding those extra touches to our home.
01: soft cedar garland // 02: boxwood garland // 03: rosemary pine garland // 04: long needle pine garland // 05: cedar garland // 06: magnolia leaf garland // 07: flocked garland // 08: juniper pine garland // 09: olive leaf garland
We currently use number four- the long needle pine garland. We’ve had it for a few years and I receive SO many positive remarks from holiday visitors. It’s incredibly realistic and the texture is really beautiful in person. I also enjoy the pine cones scattered throughout.
Wreaths are another holiday (and winter) staple I always love. I’ll keep them up long after the holiday season, and just remove the seasonal bows.
01: magnolia leaf wreath // 02: boxwood wreath // 03: olive wreath // 04: cedar wreath // 05: eucalyptus wreath // 06: lit cedar wreath // 07: snowy pinecone wreath // 08: flocked spruce wreath // 09: full boxwood wreath // 10: flocked wreath // 11: delicate cedar wreath // 12: ficus wreath
Pro tips on hanging garland and wreaths… a nice ribbon in a beautiful fabric (I’m looking at you velvet & silk) or a striking color, can really update and enhance the way your holiday greenery looks! If you want to add a little drama to your wreath, add some things: ribbon, florals, pinecones, berries, tassels, etc.
I feel like Emmett & I will most likely get out our holiday decor this week… even if we don’t decorate yet. I’m itching to get the greenery up and the snowy week we’re having is putting me in the spirit. I’ve had hot cocoa two days in a row. Hah! I hope you’re having a good week, and I hope this post was helpful if you’re also planning your holiday decorations. Happy Tuesday, friends!