The artificial Christmas tree has come a long way in recent years, and gone are the days of patchy pines and sparse branches! 2020’s designs come in varying guises: frosted, gold-tipped and charmingly asymmetrical for a more realistic silhouette. Here are some of our favourites…
With that all-important thick, full shape and a rustic wicker skirt, this 7.5ft beauty is a luxurious option. Symons Nordmann Fir Christmas tree, £495, The White Company.
For a stylish alternative to the evergreen, we love this indoor/outdoor light-up birch tree, £95, Cox & Cox.
To create a Narnia feel, opt for a tree that looks as though it’s been dusted in snow, £95, Marks & Spencer.
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Frosted branches add a shimmer to this 7ft Norway Spruce, £369.99, Lights4fun.
All that glitters
With its gold-tipped branches, this 7ft beauty is perfect for opulent, maximalist interiors, £299, John Lewis & Partners.
Keeping it real
The Weymouth Spruce is designed to mirror nature – with spacious gaps between branches and an organic, more realistic silhouette, from £299, Balsam Hill.
‘Every aspect of our trees is designed to mimic nature,’ says Mac Harman, founder of Balsam Hill. ‘Our Christmas tree moulds are made using branch clippings from real trees so that the tips and needle shapes look just right. At the moment, slightly asymmetrical trees that mimic fir and spruce trees are popular. They have a look that’s sparse by design, ideal for displaying ornaments.’
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