|Artificial Christmas trees are not only more beautiful today than ever before, but they are great for the environment as well. An artificial Christmas tree will last nearly 15 years, and that means saving 15 trees. When purchasing an artificial Christmas tree, there is a method to the madness and that method does not include bigger is better.
Artificial Christmas Tree Height
It is important to purchase a tree of the proper height for your home. While you do not want to have a tree that is too tall, you also want to avoid trees that are too short. The perfect height for an artificial Christmas tree is 6-12 inches below the ceiling height. This height will allow for a tree topper, without leaving a huge space. The tree when topped, will appear to fill the space entirely and offer a much more appealing finished look.
Artificial Christmas Tree Shape
The shape of an artificial Christmas tree varies highly. Trees come with wide, full branches as well as slender, slim branches. Some trees even use multiple types of branches to make the tree appear more full. The perfect tree will certainly be up to the consumer, but an artificial Christmas tree can be too wide for a space. To determine the proper width of an artificial Christmas tree, measure the floor space where the tree will stand. This measurement will give you the proper bottom width for the tree. It is important to remember, an artificial Christmas tree that truly fits a space well will complete the look with style and also allow room for a tree skirt.
Number of Needles
The rule of thumb for artificial Christmas trees is the more needles or tips, the better and more full the tree will look and, of course, allow more ornaments to be hung. Full trees tend to cost more initially than trees with fewer tips. Manufacturers will also try to hide a trees poor construction and low tip number by slamming the tree full of lights (pre lit trees). In order to judge a tree, look at either a close up picture of the tree or the tree in person. Artificial trees with a high needle or tip count will have no show through of branches or center pole.
Using these tips you will undoubtedly choose an artificial Christmas tree perfect for your home. A tree with the perfect height, width and number of needles, will fill a space with holiday cheer and lovely design.