With so many Christmas trees in the market, it can be hard to pick one that’s right for you. To help with your search, we’ve compiled the top questions people ask on how to choose the perfect Christmas tree.
1. What’s the best location for my Christmas tree?
2. How tall should my Christmas tree be?
3. How wide should my Christmas tree be?
4. What kind of artificial Christmas tree should I get?
5. What accessories will my tree need?
6. Where should I buy my Christmas tree?
Determine where you want to place your tree to identify the right tree size to buy. Choose rooms often used for gatherings, such as foyers, living rooms, or even the dining area. Make sure there’s plenty of space around the tree so that it doesn’t block passageways. For more safety advice, check this post.
Measure the distance between your ceiling and floor, and go for a tree that’s at least a foot lower than your ceiling. Many homes have ceilings 8 to 9 feet high, which makes 7 ½-foot trees a popular choice. A 12-foot Christmas tree complements rooms with high ceilings, while a 4-foot tree suits smaller spaces. Factor in the height of your tree topper too.
Aside from your ceiling height, measure your floor area as well. Allot at least a foot of distance between the walls and the widest point of your tree. Don’t worry if your space is limited—there are Christmas tree shapes to fit any home, from traditional full trees to slim space-savers.
Affordable PVC trees feature flat needles layered together to create a lush appearance. On the other hand, realistic PE trees mimic the look and feel of natural evergreen needles. If you’re looking for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree at an affordable price, consider a PE tree with PVC needles for added fullness. Learn more about the difference between the two tree types here.
If your tree doesn’t come with a stand, get a sturdy one to keep it from falling over. Also consider buying Christmas lights to add life to your display. You can hang them yourself or save time and effort by buying a pre-lit tree instead. Discover the pros and cons of unlit and pre-lit Christmas trees in this video post.