Growing up we were a real tree family, and as an adult I've always been a real tree kinda gal ( my name's Sarah, and I love pine smell!) . But... I've been getting the fake itch this year, and although I should be into it for the reduced carbon footprint, and other environmental reasons, yada yada yada.... that is not what is inspiring my to consider the leap to faux, I'm all about the aesthetics baby! Note: Our tippy tower of Pisa real tree last year showed one of the key cons to real trees!
Cruising the Internet hasn't help this itch, as I'm loving how versatile white trees are, be it tone on tone...
And I'm really loving how they look at night when lit with white lights, almost like they are glowing...... love love love!
The topper for me in the white tree debate, is how the white is a great backdrop to the ornaments, and lets them be the star that they are. I also love that by changing the colours of the decorations you can really change things up and tie it into your decor. Finding this gorgeous image in our living room's colours may have pushed me over the edge into the white tree camp.
I've seen some reasonably priced options at the big box stores, so now I have to make the decision on:
- Is this a phase that I will grow out/get bored of?
- Do I really want to store a honking big tree for 11ish months of the year?
- How big do I go, table top sized or a big kahuna?
How about you... are you on team real or team faux? For those of you that are fakers, any tips on what I should keep an eye out for when picking one out? And, do you think we should we go big.... or go home?