Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I hope you guys are enjoying the season so far, I know its a busy one for most. Typically, we get a real tree and all is well in our world…but this year we are team faux. We went to the tree farm, our usual tradition, and had a great time but we accidentally bought a half-dead tree! Yes, a half-dead tree. All I can do is laugh about it. The farm was covered in a blanket of beautiful white snow so when we picked our tree we were looking at its perfect height and shape. It appeared to be a great size and full enough for our living room. I don’t really like a huge plump tree in our space because it will take over, so about 7 ‘ and fairly slim works well. The tree is healthy on one side and then only halfway up on the other. Could we still use it? Probably. However, I am not comfortable stringing lights on a dry tree.
In order to add a fresh scent and a nice touch of vibrancy to the faux tree, I added a couple of bundles of fresh cedar. It is really cheap, can usually be found locally and looks fantastic! I simply placed them into the tree under my flocked branches to increase the number of layers to make it full. It is incredibly quick and easy. I also added a branch to my mantle for an asymmetrical touch to balance each side of the room and draw the eye across. I usually place a faux garland across the entire mantle but I wasn’t loving that idea this year. I wanted a ‘less is more’ look and with a very curious toddler, I thought it may just be pulled down anyway.
Little cedar sprigs can also be added to a bow for a natural green touch on a gift.
I put up a poll on my Insta stories last week to see who thought the garland was asymmetrical or incomplete…the results were split 55/45. There were a few more who see the new garland trend out there this year…asymmetrical.
I hope you guys like the quick tour I put together. It is quite simple but just right for this year. I especially love the living room at night. The glow of the tree lights and the candle make it feel so cozy and warm.
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