Why artificial trees are making a comeback

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Fran Puddefoot

It is nearly time to put the Christmas tree up, but this year, why not shelve the traditional style and get creative. From space saving ideas to eco-friendly trees, we have checked out the best alternatives to a Norwegian spruce. 


This Brass Wire Tree has handcrafted branches that can be moulded and shaped to suit your decorations – a great festive addition to any  entrance hall. Small, £42.50; large, £90,


Create a dramatic festive look with the Whistler Black Fir Christmas Tree. Standing 7ft tall it is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing and for best results pair with warm white string lights and golden ornaments. £250,



There is nothing like a hand-finished accent piece to complement the rest of your festive décor. Lightweight with a natural finish, this rattan tree is minimal and stylish and would be the perfect festive table centrepiece. £35.99,



The balloon Christmas tree kit includes more than 100 green, gold and white balloons, along with simple instructions to help you construct this striking alternative to the usual fir tree. £19.99,


Proving that small is beautiful, these tabletop trees can turn any living or dining room into a miniature grotto and will lend an artisan feel to your festive decoration scheme. Tree, £25.99; lights, £6.99,


For traditionalists who like the look of a real tree but don’t want the mess try the 6ft Scandi Snow Tree. It looks incredibly realistic and with the right decorations it will conjure the atmosphere of an alpine ski lodge. £80,


There are no sharp needles on this one. Instead, the Jellycat tree is made from green fur and brown chord. Topped off with a golden star it definitely stands out from any of the other trees on the market. £18.99,


Author:  Sarah Freeman, V&A Homes



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