Although real trees always strike a homely note, sometimes they’re just not a practical choice. You might have a limited amount of room, or just not have time to vacuum the carpet free of pine needles every day! We’ve chosen our 10 favourite artificial trees, from realistic to quirky, in all shapes and sizes to suit every cosy home.
1. Berry snow brush tree, Shabby Store
This wintry tree made up of bright red berries will add a traditional look to your home. With a frosted top, this 40cm magical tree is the perfect accessory for the dining table or a corner. £18, available from Shabby Store.
2. Christmas pine tree, The Garden Furniture Centre Ltd
This won’t moult pine needles all over the carpet but it will last for years. Suitable for outdoor as well as indoor use, it;s made from recycled shipping drums and other upcycled metals so it’s an eco-friendly choice as well. Hand finished with tough lacquer paint, it comes with its own display stand and costs £129.99 from The Garden Furniture Centre Ltd.
3. Edison lights birch Christmas tree, Brissi
A charming alternative to the traditional spruce, this decorative birch tree features Edison bulb lighting to bring warmth to your living room or hallway. Available with either nine or 12 Edison filament baubles, and add your own decorations if you wish. Requires a mains socket. From £59, available from Brissi.
4. Silver metal Christmas tree, Melody Maison
At 50cm tall, this metal Christmas tree with star topper is ideal for mantelpieces or smaller spaces. In white, it’s decorated with silver glitter to give a sparkly finish. £14.95, available from Melody Maison.
5. Pre-lit battery twig Christmas tree decoration, Lights4Fun
With 108 warm white micro LEDs, this pre-lit, snow dusted mini twig tree will introduce a cosy glow to any room. Standing at 65cm tall and with malleable branches, this tree makes a wonderful alternative to a traditional tree and as it runs on batteries you don’t need to position it near a socket. It also has a six hour timer so you can set it to come on and turn off automatically. £19.99, available from Lights4Fun.
6. Six foot Eiger classic Christmas tree, B&Q
It will feel like Christmas has finally arrived in your home with this classic Eiger Christmas tree. Complete your tree with a variety of decorations for the perfect festive look. Made from PVC and PET, it features hook on branches whcih allow you to fluff out each branch as you place it, for a more realistic look. A great budget option at £29, available from B&Q.
7. Windsor luxury fir Christmas tree, Dobbies
If a real tree isn’t for you, going faux will ensure your showstopper is the perfect size for your room and its uniform, sturdy branches can make bauble hanging even easier. This Windsor luxury fir tree, 150cm tall (approx 5 feet), is the perfect centre piece for your decorations this year. £229, available from Dobbies.
8. Mistletoe Christmas tree with robin, Dot Com Gift Shop
This hand painted mistletoe metal tabletop Christmas tree with robin jingle bells and buttons measures 32cm tall, perfect for decorating a side table or windowsill. £14.95, available from Dot Com Gift Shop.
9. Starry Night LED rattan cone tree copper, Wilko
This pretty pre-lit cone tree is a great addition to the Christmas decorations this year. With LED lights entwined all the way up the cone you can be sure it will sparkle even brighter. Part of the Starry Night range, it costs £8 for the small size and £12 for the large size from Wilko.
10. Colorado seven foot artificial Christmas tree, Heatons
This classically-shaped artificial tree will take pride of place in your home. Available from Heatons, one of Ireland’s largest groups of department stores, it’s currently on offer for 35.99 euros from the Heatons website.