The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Selecting the Perfect Artificial Tree

11/ 9/ 2020

The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Selecting the Perfect Artificial Tree

We have all been there… searching and searching online for the perfect Artificial Christmas Tree, but are overwhelmed by all of the results that pop up. 

Buying a tree is a big purchase, and we know it can be hard to narrow down the options if you do not know what to look for.

We love helping pick out tree styles and colors that will work best for your home. So, here are a few tips and tricks on how to find the perfect Christmas Tree!

  1. Choose a Size

    What size tree do you purchase for a room that has a standard 9ft ceiling height, or if you have vaulted ceilings? How much larger should you go so that you make sure the tree doesn’t look too small in your room?

    Less than 7 ft. / Potted & Porch Trees - These are best for doorway entries or hallways to add a festive accent without overcrowding the room.

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    7- 7.5 ft. Tree - Our most popular tree height - since most standard ceilings are 9 ft. high. A 7.5 ft. tree gives you the ability to have a 12 inch tree topper and still have a few inches of clearance from your ceiling!


    9- 10 ft. Tree - This is best for 12 ft. ceilings or a standard vaulted ceiling.


    12 ft. Tree - This is for anyone who has 14ft or double story ceilings or above. The 12 ft. tree will make a statement in your room with plenty of room for a tree topper or other décor items. Pro tip: you will need to use a ladder to decorate, but it will be well worth it!


  2. Find your Style

    For some, this is the easiest part of finding the perfect tree for your home! 

    What’s your style?

    With a wide variety of options, here are some keywords that will make the process easier for you to search:

    Slim - These will be smaller in diameter if you are planning to put your tree in a tighter space.

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    Flocked - Flocked trees will have “faux snow” on the branches. A flocked finish was designed to resemble freshly fallen snow that is true to season and produces a natural effect.

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    PVC Needles - PVC needles are high quality tree needles that are non-allergenic and also very lifelike. You will notice that PVC needle trees are traditionally more expensive (as they are a higher quality) and almost look like you just left the tree farm!

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    Unique - This is for all of our bold Christmas decorators! Unique trees do not match the typical color scheme of a green or snowy Christmas Tree. These trees will be fun in colors and sizes. If you are looking for glitter trees, black trees, pink trees, or white trees, you will find them in this category. Whether you prefer a half tree (so you don’t have to pretend to decorate the back of the tree) or something that's turned upside down, you will want to search unique trees to find what you are looking for!

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  3. Choose your Light Configuration

    Most tree styles will have multiple light options to best fit your needs. Whether you are more traditional and prefer all white lights, or like more of a pop with multicolor or flashing lights, you will want to make sure to check the specs!

    Be sure to be on the lookout for these terms when searching for your tree:

    No Lights (unlit) - This is a great option for people who simply can’t decide which lights to purchase! You can always string up your own lights if you change themes yearly or don’t want to commit to a specific light configuration.

    Standard Lights - These can be white lights or multicolor- but will not be LED or Smart String.

    Smart String Lighting - If one bulb goes out, the light strand will still stay lit.

    LED Lights - These are longer lasting, with a brighter pigment in the bulb. If one bulb goes out, the whole strand will turn off.

    Musical Trees - These trees will pair the lights to your phone or speaker if you put your phone next to the control box. You'll be rocking around this Christmas Tree for sure!

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  4. Pick out Accessories

    Who doesn’t love a good accessory?

    There are tons of ways to dress up your tree after you have picked your tree style and light configuration.

    Whether you want a rustic theme, or something more traditional, you can add festive elements to the tree to really make it POP this Christmas. From tree skirts, to ornament sets, there are so many options to get in the holiday spirit by decorating each year!

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    And there you have it, have fun shopping for your next Christmas Tree! 

    Still unsure what direction to go? 
    Give us a call or shoot us an email - we are happy to help! 

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