Tis the season to be jolly! With December here and Christmas right around the corner we all know that time of the year has come: the time to be marry, to give and receive presents and to decorate the perfect Christmas tree.
And yet, how do you find the perfect tree this Christmas? How do you find the Christmas tree that will fit perfectly into your house? We have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on if you want to find out more. And if you want a more extensive guide to help you finding your perfect tree, why not check it out Tesco’s buying guide!
Choosing the perfect Christmas tree size is very important if you want to make sure it fits well into your home. In general, the tallest trees will only look great in houses that are very tall (including tall windows). For smaller houses and apartments, a tree of about 3-4 ft. should be more than enough. And if you simply want to add a bit of Christmas spirit to your home without taking up too much space, a very small tree of 1-2 ft. will look amazing on a shelf or on a table.
Also, please remember that the width of the tree is important too. In most of the cases, trees measure about 3-4 ft. at their base. However, there are very thin Christmas trees as well – perfect for small households.
Artificial trees are an amazing investment and they can be extremely helpful for the environment too. However, if you want to make the right choice, you should keep in mind that there are multiple types of needles artificial Christmas trees come with:
PVC. This is one of the most commonly encountered options – and it is a fairly good one too. It may not look as spectacular as other types of trees, but it can have a very good price and it can also last you for at least a few years.
- These trees look quite beautiful because their needles are made by injection-molding plastic (which makes them look 3-dimensional). This may be a more expensive option, but it will pay off in every respect. Plus, there are also trees made with both PE and PVC needles, which lowers their costs as well.
Tinsel. This is most likely the cheapest alternative. These trees are very lightweight and they come in a wide range of colors too. Perfect when you don’t want to invest too much in a Christmas tree!
Fiber optic. Spectacular and unique, these needles will light up and they will offer a true show. Although these trees may cost a bit more, they are truly worth it when it comes to how they can contribute to creating the perfect Christmas atmosphere.
Other Things to Consider
If you want a flawless Christmas tree, here are other things you should keep in mind:
Flocked/ ascented. Trees that come with flocked or ascented needles look really gorgeous and they add a touch of freshness and naturalness to the entire Christmas home décor. With a thin silvery or glittery coat to “glam up” the needles, these trees are stylish indeed.
Pre-lit. If you are very busy this Christmas and if you don’t have the time to decorate the tree on your own, you should also know that there are pre-lit trees for sale too. Basically, they will come with incorporated LED lights, which makes everything easier and faster too.
The decorations. Add your personal touch, pick a colour scheme, fairy lights, Christmas tree decorations or ornaments, garlands or ribbons, and don’t forget to add the tree topper!