Be they spruce, pine, or fir, Christmas trees and garlands are traditionally evergreen. And the problem with those natural beauties? Needles everywhere. But artificial options abound. They’re easy to store, realistic-looking, and most importantly, much less of a mess. Lucky for you, Rue Living Editorial Director Nancy shares her tips below on how to select the proper faux greenery for your very real holiday.

Faux Christmas Trees and Garlands

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November 25, 2014

Christmas trees are deeply rooted in tradition. Whether your home relies on a tried-and-true aesthetic or likes to mix it up each year, there are endless ways to bring a theme to life. Here, Rue Living Editorial Director Nancy outlines three trending tree styles – rustic nostalgia, coastal-inspired, and timeless glamour – and shares how to achieve each look.

Tree Styles

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November 22, 2014

I love my mother, but she is, by all accounts, a neat freak. So, for as long as I can remember, we’ve always had a fake Christmas tree, because pine needles on the rug? Unacceptable. Well, as it turns out, she’s not the only one who hates Christmas trees that shed – Anna Wintour does too. That’s right, America’s supreme arbiter of good taste threw out her family’s tree early this year because it was “too messy.” Oh, Anna.

85cb5f1a6d8d11e39142121b2bfc92a6_8Wintour’s tree-less Christmas, captured by daughter Bee Shaffer

So what does AW’s little tree toss mean for the future of Christmas? Well, you can probably expect to see tree sales take a nosedive next year (Mindy Kaling’s already jumping on the bandwagon) while Anna and my mother bond over their mutual disdain for pine needles. And their love of my impeccable style. Obviously.

Read more about Anna Wintour’s tree-less Christmas on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 26, 2013