The past couple years we have used a fake tree and every year i have wanted to get a real tree and finally this year we did! I mentioned before our cottage is extremely tiny! With many doors and big windows, this place has been a challenge to decorate ! I'm constantly moving things around to make it more functional for us, So The fact that we were able to fit a Christmas Tree in here still baffles me ! But some how we did it and we love it!