Sharing a collection of the best natural-looking flocked and green fake Christmas trees for a variety of budgets!
Now that we’re past Halloween, I’ve been getting more and more questions about our various faux Christmas trees. In blog world, we all tend to decorate early in order to share ideas before you start your decor. But, I’ve found this year, everyone seems to be wanting to get into the spirit of the holidays sooner than ever before! And with shipping delays, I know a lot of people are trying to get a head start! If you’re in the market for a new Christmas tree this year, I’m sharing a huge collection of the best fake Christmas trees available right now that have good or excellent reviews.
This post was originally published November 21, 2019 but has been updated today with current offerings and contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Fake Christmas Trees That Look Real
A few years ago, I decided to go back to faux green Christmas trees in several of our rooms, after using flocked for a few years prior. In mid-2019, faux Christmas tree donations were being requested for flood victims in our area and I donated all of our green ones we’d accumulated over the years, thinking I was a flocked tree convert for life.
Then fall rolled around that year, and I started thinking I wanted a more natural looking tree option! I spent a few weeks searching, and many of the choices in this post were my top contenders! While I couldn’t “test drive” each and every one, I spent a lot of time looking at reviews and trying to find the most realistic options that also wouldn’t break the bank! Today I’m sharing the best fake Christmas trees (both flocked and natural-looking).
The Best Natural-Looking Fake Christmas Trees
I should first note that I am not one to spend more than $500 on a Christmas tree. For something that is out for one or two months, I don’t have it in me to spend four figures. I think there are a lot of gorgeous trees in both price ranges (especially once they’re covered in decorations), but if you’re looking for a high-end tree, this post is not for you! We ultimately ended up buying this faux Christmas tree three years ago and couldn’t love it more! Here’s how it looked bare in our living room that year.
LIVING ROOM SOURCES: Faux Christmas Tree | Linen Sofa | Bronze Linen Pillow | Striped Pillow | Pom Pom Stocking | Chunky Knit Stocking | Plaid Throw | Coffee Table | Frame TV | Leather Poufs | Kitchen Stools | Similar Garland
And here it was once I decided to ultimately decorate a few weeks before Christmas. It looked so beautiful bare I almost didn’t decorate it! I added a bunch of Ornaments and floral picks (in metallic tones) to create this neutral and sparkly look!
LIVING ROOM SOURCES: Linen Sofa | Linen Pillows | Plaid Pillows | Faux Christmas Tree | Capiz Moravian Star Tree Topper | Similar Whitewashed Tree Collar | Various Ornaments: Hobby Lobby – similar here
In fact, we both loved it so much, we bought a second one for our dining room! Here is the tree in our dining room last year. I love it so much without ornaments, that we kept it entirely bare last year!
CHRISTMAS DINING ROOM SOURCES: Dining Table | Cane Dining Chairs (look for less here) | Linear Chandelier (looks for less here) | Faux Christmas Tree | Woven Tree Collar | Stewart Plaid Rug | ‘Fall On Your Knees’ Canvas | Faux Pine Stems | White Vase | Faux Pine Wreath | Velvet Ribbon | Hutch
Another favorite is this 7.5′ artificial Aspen Fir Christmas tree that we’ve used in our primary bedroom the last few years. It’s somewhat similar to the tree above, but more sparse, and has a visible brown “trunk”. It’s also a bit wider, and great if you want that semi-Charlie Brown Christmas tree look!
CHRISTMAS BEDROOM SOURCES: Similar Upholstered Bed | Bead Chandelier | Cane Nightstands | Striped Curtains | Gold Curtain Rod | Woven Bench | Jute Rug | Plaid Bedding | Velvet Pillows (similar here) | Faux Christmas Tree | White Rope Tree Collar | Wreath – old from Studio McGee | Ornaments & Picks – old from Hobby Lobby
With the addition of our pool house last year, we added this 9′ artificial Balsam Fir Christmas tree to the space and loved it! In fact, it’s the only one we brought to Florida with us because of its height and we loved the quality for the price. The branches and needles remind me a lot of the first tree feature in this post!
CHRISTMAS POOL HOUSE DINING ROOM SOURCES: Dining Table | Outdoor Dining Chairs | Woven Chairs | Plaid Pillow Covers | Driftwood Candle Holder | Dripless Candles | Garland | 9′ Faux Christmas Tree | Moravian Star Tree Topper | Woven Tree Collar | Navy Blue Velvet Ribbon
Additional Natural-Looking Fake Christmas Trees
Following are the best natural-looking fake Christmas trees I found in my search. I’ve tried to include a variety of heights and price points, but note that many of these are offered in multiple heights (sometimes in a separate listing). Most of the ones I’ve included have a mix of the old-school branches mixed with the new hard plastic tips that look so much more realistic! Simply click any of the images below to learn more about each of the options.
The Best Flocked Christmas Trees
We used flocked trees in our home for many years, as well. Several years back, I spent a lot of time researching the best flocked Christmas trees and the ones we owned are currently still in stock! Wayfair loves to continually change up the listing name and change the link for whatever reason, but here is our 7.5′ flocked Christmas tree. The upside of buying from their site is all the helpful reviews and personal photos! And here is our 9′ flocked Christmas tree!
We still love both of the flocked trees so much, but they are very different. The 7.5′ flocked Christmas tree has the prettiest light tone, in my opinion, with that soft warm glow. But the flock is also a lot heavier. It’s prettier, but is also significantly messier!
CHRISTMAS DINING ROOM SOURCES: Flocked Christmas Tree | Similar Seagrass Woven Christmas Tree Collar | Canvas Art | Chandelier (look for less here) | Dining Table | Dining Chairs | Similar Wood Chargers | Similar Potted Mini Christmas Tree | Striped Rug | Velvet Pillow Cover
Our 9′ flocked Christmas tree is much cleaner, but the lights are much more of a cold white light. I love that it has a light pole though, so you literally snap the three pieces together and all the lights work. There’s no trying to figure out where the cords hook together, etc. Side note: Our ceilings are 9′ tall in our office, and I still went with a 9′ tree. I just bent the top branch in half, which actually helps accommodate the weight of a topper, as well!
CHRISTMAS OFFICE SOURCES: 9′ Flocked Christmas Tree | DIY Marble Ornaments | Desk | Striped Drapes | White Bead Chandelier | Bookcase | Similar Lamps | Rolling Desk Chair | Similar Woven Christmas Tree Collar
On both flocked trees, I love using floral picks in white or metallic tones to rest on the branches. I feel like it helps fill in any of the bald spots that are harder to correct because of the flock on the stems! I usually pick them up at Hobby Lobby when they are half off.
Following are even more flocked trees that get excellent reviews! Simply click any of the images below to learn more about each item.
Christmas Tree Accessories
To put the finishing touches on your Christmas tree, consider adding a Christmas tree collar or Christmas tree star topper! I’ve never been a ribbon person, but I also add in a variety of ornaments and floral picks to decorate. I tend to get most of my generic ornaments at places like Hobby Lobby or At Home when they’re running specials! It can save you a ton of money!
Additional Christmas Inspiration
Looking for even more Christmas inspiration? Be sure to check out the following posts. Simply click the title of any post below to be taken directly to the article.
- Christmas Tree Collar Ideas & Picks
- Christmas Tree Star Toppers
- Green & Blue Christmas Decor
- Our 2021 Christmas Home Tour
- Our 2020 Christmas Home Tour
- Our 2019 Christmas Home Tour
- 2019 Christmas Design Boards
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- DIY Marble Paint Ornaments & Our Office Christmas Tree
- Red Plaid Christmas Tablescape
- Woodland Christmas Tablescape
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