Though decorating for the holidays may brighten your mood after the fact, the actual process can be a pain, especially when you have to reach around your tree to hang ornaments on the back of it. To avoid straining your arm and sticking yourself with pine needles, consider ditching the traditional Christmas tree altogether and opt for these half trees that stand flush against the wall, saving you precious space and decorating time.

The tree may look pathetic compared to the full evergreens you're used to when you first take it out of the box, but reserve your judgments until you push the flat back against a wall. The design is elegant and economical, with no branches wasted on the side people can't see.

This artificial half spruce from Wayfair for $230 stands 6 feet tall, with pre-strung lights that shine, pulse, and twinkle at the push of a button. For something a little more budget-friendly, this $95 skinny tree from Amazon comes in at 5 feet tall and is designed to fit just about anywhere in your home. Either one is a great option if you live in cramped quarters and are looking to save some space. It's also an ideal way to sneak a tree into your home office so you can get into the holiday spirit even if you're on a marathon of Zoom calls.

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Deciding to skip your annual trip to the Christmas tree farm opens up your home to a diverse world of artificial options, from realistic replicas to winter-white statement pieces. You can check out the best artificial trees of the season here.

[h/t Simplemost]