Cottages & Bungalows

Artificial Trees: Yay or Nay?


Because it’s a vacation home, this coastal cottage is populated with faux trees and wreaths that last the whole season. But every home is

different, so let’s talk about the right fit for yours.


• Artificial trees are hassle free. Forgot to water the tree all week long? No problem. Don’t have time to sweep before company arrives? That’s no problem either. With an artificial tree, you’ll never have to worry about its condition changing over the month or two that it’s around.

The more you save, the more money in your wallet. The holidays can be stressful, and there’s nothing worse than worrying about your holiday shopping list. If you don’t have to purchase a new tree every year, that’s more gift money right there (or more holiday décor money).


• You’ll miss out on that fresh, outdoorsy scent. While artificial tress might be the right choice for a someone with allergies—or a furry friend with allergies—you will miss out on the scent of fresh pine wafting through your home. But you might be able to recapture that scent with a few candles of your choice.

• You could miss out on a one-of-a-kind, traditiona­l Christmas tree. There’s a lot of fun to be had when you visit a farm and pick out your own tree. There are truly no two alike, and if you think it’s too small, you can always go bigger next year.

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