Guide to Ordering the Perfect Height Christmas Tree
When ordering your Christmas tree, it’s important to make sure you get the perfect height for your space. Please take a look at the guide below and let us know if you have any questions!
- First, decide which room you want to display your tree; then measure the height from floor to ceiling.
- Keep in mind that you should always leave 0.5 – 1.5 ft of room between the top of your tree and your ceiling. Remember, you’ll want to leave room for your tree stand and tree topper!
- For best results, it’s best to keep a little bit of room around the entire circumference of your tree. You don’t want it to look crowded, right?
Once you have you’ve chosen the perfect spot for your tree, measured your floor-to-ceiling height and the floor space around the tree, you are ready to decide on the size! Use the helpful guide below to steer you to the ideal tree for your home!
4 – 5 ft Trees- This size is a little on the smaller side, and could also be used as a secondary or novelty tree on a landing or similar space, or in a child’s room.
6 – 6.5 ft Trees- This size tree is a safe bet if you don’t think you’ll get around to measuring the height of your ceiling. Trees this height would fit and look great in a compact apartment or small home.
7 – 7.5 ft Trees- This size tree qualifies as large and is the most popular size. It should fit in most average sized rooms. This height is also a good choice because it won’t take up too much room and shouldn’t require an extensive amount of lights. (Ideal ceiling height: 8 – 9 ft)
8 ft + Trees- This is the size you want if you have extremely high or vaulted ceilings. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! This height would look best in a large room with ample space. This size will require more lights and decorations, so keep that in mind. (Ideal ceiling height: 10 + ft)
Tips your tree will thank you for:
- Trying to fit a tree in an area that is too small will only make that room look more compact. Choose a size that is realistic for your space.
- Ideally, after getting your tree home, place it in a bucket of water and let it absorb fresh water for several hours before placing it in the tree stand.
- For most Christmas trees, the stand should hold at least 1 gallon of water. A cut tree will absorb a surprising amount of water, particularly during the first week, so replenish the water daily.
- In general, we recommend at least 100 lights per foot of the tree.
- Once the holiday season has passed, dispose of the tree in a safe and appropriate manner. Your city probably has guidelines for disposal.