Tobi Fairley HolidayTraditional Living Room, Little Rock
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These sunshiny shades also add warmth and comfort to holiday celebrations, as we often associate these colors with warmer, brighter and sunnier months. And who doesn’t want more warmth on the shorter days during the cold, snowy holiday season?
Fairley continued this citrus theme on the home’s Christmas tree. The oranges also worked with the room’s existing decor, making it look fresh and inviting, she says.“No matter how gorgeous your holiday items are, if they are competing with your room instead of complementing it, the effect will be lost,” Fairley says. “So go for colors that work for the room itself.”
Artificial Tree Pros:• Multiple uses. The current economic climate makes artificial trees more appealing to people who want a product that will last several holiday seasons at least.• Flexibility. You can move around each artificial branch according to your design and decorating needs.• Convenience. Storing an artificial tree is much easier than disposing of a real tree. Most tree styles also come prelit, a plus for those who are already crunched for time.Artificial Tree Cons:• PVC. Most artificial trees are manufactured with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a nonbiodegradable plastic; they will outlive us all in landfills.• Carbon footprint. Approximately 85 percent of artificial trees are manufactured in China; importing them adds to their carbon footprint.• No fragrance. A huge part of the Christmas tree experience boils down to its smell. Houzz user Cathy, a homeowner in Alberta, Canada, says the lack of smell doesn't bother her too much. "I burn scented candles and bake. The house smells lovely," she says.• Cost. Quality artificial fir and pine trees can sometimes cost as much as $1,800.