Looking for the perfect artificial Christmas tree?
No time to look after a real Christmas tree this year?
Are you tired of the natural mess of needles scattered throughout your home? (Although, it sure is a beautifully scented mess.)
Whatever your reason for searching for an artificial Christmas tree this year, we’ve got several ideas for you . Check out some of the newest and fun trends in artificial Christmas trees.
A COVID Christmas
While our Christmas trees may be artificial, the COVID virus is not.
Yes, the unfortunate truth is that we may have to be socially distanced for this Christmas season – and if not mandated, it does seem like the safest thing to do.
But, just because we are dealing with COVID-19 and may be socially distanced does not mean that we cannot decorate for the Christmas season.
Decorating for Christmas may even be a way to help us all get through the season without feeling too down – while we are missing our dinners, gatherings, parties and celebrations with family and friends in person.
So, I say, why not decorate anyway – even if you won’t be having that large turkey dinner or pre-Christmas party.
And you can start with an artificial Christmas tree – one of the easiest and most impactful decoration items to display in your home.
Who is not automatically cheered up by a beautiful Christmas tree with shiny ornaments and bright lights?
Even if it is only for your own enjoyment – or maybe you will be sharing some virtual time with friends and family – a Christmas tree will make you smile and can also act as a lovely backdrop for your virtual gathering.
Now, let’s get to the trees, please!
Pre-Lit and Pre-Decorated Artificial Christmas Trees
Yes, you read that correctly. You can now buy pre-lit and pre-decorated artificial Christmas trees. So what does that mean?
That means that all you have to do is find the place in your home, pull it out of the box and stand it up…and you are done. Sorry…one more step…you will need to plug it in too.
With the variety of artificial Christmas tree styles and colors, you can find the perfect pre-lit and pre-decorated tree for you.
Christmas tree setup and decorating does not get any easier than this.
Pre Lit Artificial Christmas Trees
So, maybe you are not ready to give up on the tree decorating part of putting up a Christmas tree – after all, you have already given up on a real tree – you can’t give up everything about a Christmas tree.
If you have many special and meaningful Christmas decorations and ornaments, you may still want to decorate your tree yourself. However, you are quite fine with giving up on having to install the tree lights.
If this is you, you should purchase a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. The lights are permanently attached to the branches in just the right spots. There is no need to waste time fiddling with the perfect placement of your string lights. It is all pre-done for you.
Will it be Clear White or Multi-Colored Lights?
Now that pre-lit artificial Christmas trees are widely available, you just need to decide whether you want to have white or clear lights…or do you prefer more color on your tree and would like to have a tree pre-lit with multi-colored lights.
Pre Lit Trees with White or Clear Lights
A pre-lit Christmas tree with clear or white lights gives an air of sophistication – almost like there are stars on your tree.
These white pre-lighted trees will work with all silver decorations. They will also work with any other colored ornaments and decor in one color tone – such as red, gold or blue.
Pre-Lit Trees with Multi-Colored Lights
For those of you who prefer a more traditional more colorful Christmas tree, you should consider buying a multi-colored pre-lit Christmas tree.
If all of your tree decorations are one color, the lights can be the source of color for you. If you simply love lots of varied colors, then go for it and add various colored decorations and ornaments.
Traditional Christmas Trees with Multi-Colored Lights
If you are old enough to remember, most string lights in the past did not have the option of having only 1 color of lights on your tree – unless of course you bought extra light bulbs and changed all of them to one color.
But, then again, I remember the packages being multi-color too so, you would have to buy a whole lot of extra light bulb packages to get that more streamlined one color light look. That was something that did not happen in my home…and it was just beautiful that way. I still prefer that look today. Bring on the Christmas colors!
Artificially Flocked Christmas Trees
Do you live in a warm climate where there is no snow? Perhaps you would like to experience the look of a snow tipped tree – just like the ones that colder climates see out their window on a daily basis in the winter.
With the advent of new and better flocking techniques, you can have the look of snow covered branches on your artificial Christmas tree – without any mess. For those of you who remember the faux snow spray flocking, you understand what I mean by no-mess.
What a nice way to experience the Christmas season in this living room with wood paneled walls, soft chenille sectional sofa and faux flocked artificial Christmas tree. Get the cozy without the cold.
Fully Flocked Artificial Christmas Trees
You want snow – you got it with this fully flocked artificial Christmas tree.
This artificial tree with full faux snow flocking will make you feel like you are sitting outside in the great wilderness of Alaska. Make sure you have the fire on as the flocking is so believable, it almost makes you cold looking at it.
Remote Control Music and Lights Artificial Christmas Trees
Just when you thought that you had enough remote controls…think again. If you want some music and lighting fun, you can indulge in this artificial flocked Christmas tree which includes a light and music show – powered by a remote control, no less.
For the guy or gal who loves remote controlled anything, this may be the artificial Christmas tree for you…just look at all of those options on the remote control.
Artificial Christmas Trees for High Ceilings
If you really, really love Christmas, you may be drawn to having a very tall tree. And if you have high ceilings in your home, you are one of the lucky ones who will be able to have a taller than normal Christmas tree.
If your home has 9 or 10 foot ceilings. you can opt for an 8-9 foot artificial Christmas tree. If your great room or living room has a cathedral ceiling, then you can go even taller.
As a matter of fact, as per Interior Decorating principles, if you have the space, you are better off filling it. That does not mean that you need to buy an artificial Christmas tree which reaches your 20 foot ceiling. It means that you should install the tallest tree possible. If you put up a small tree, it may actually look even smaller than it is.
Short or Small Artificial Christmas Trees
Don’t have a lot of space in your home or apartment? Don’t have little children around anymore so a large Christmas tree is no longer necessary? Perhaps you want the Christmas atmosphere without the large tree hassle.
Whatever the reason for wanting or needing a smaller Christmas tree, you will surely be able to find an attractive smaller artificial tree.
Thin Slender Artificial Christmas Trees
No, these are not trees that have been on a diet. They are intentionally designed for smaller spaces. If you live in a small condo or townhome, you may not have a lot of extra space for a tree. It used to be that you would have to settle for a small Christmas tree which was also more of a standard width. This made these trees look a bit stumpy – especially if you have high ceilings. Now you can buy an artificial Christmas tree which is a standard 7 feet height but has a lesser circumference. This means that it will fit into a small space or corner. Being a standard height means it will also appear much more balanced in the space instead of looking like a small, stubby tree.
Half Flat Backed Artificial Christmas Trees
Get the look of a full Christmas tree and take up less than half of the room of a traditional tree. By designing the tree to be half a tree – literally – you can place this tree right up against any wall. Half the space – double the delight.
With many people living in smaller homes today, these half or flat backed Christmas trees are a wonderful invention. The only problem I see is that there may not be enough room for all of the presents.
Artificial Tress with High Density Branches
Imagine all you have to do is put up your tree, turn it on…and walk away. With these new designs with a high density of branches, you will only need to put a few ornaments in order for it to look fully decorated.
If you have an lesser density branched tree, you will need more decorations and ornaments to make it look appropriately and fully decorated. You will have to fill in the spaces between branches with more ornaments.
Quick tip: An easy way to fill in these gaps – whether your Christmas tree is real or artificial – is to use a wide ribbon and drape that around the tree. It will easily and quickly fill in any noticeable gaps.
Colorful – other than green – Artificial Christmas Trees
If you are looking for an artificial Christmas tree in a color other than the traditional green, you are probably not a traditionalist. You still love Christmas and want a tree but, you are looking for something a little bit different than the standard green tree.
Today, artificial Christmas trees are available in various colors such as red, white, silver, black and even pink. For the girly-girl, what could be better than a pink Christmas tree.
Modern homes or hip businesses may opt for a white, silver or red Christmas tree in order to make a bold, yet still semi-traditional statement.
Red Artificial Christmas Trees
Black Artificial Christmas Trees
White or Silver Artificial Christmas Trees
Artificial Christmas Trees in Decorative Bases or Urns
Want a little something extra in your living room as far as Christmas decorations go. Why not try out a small artificial Christmas tree. Some of these new trees are built into a base or decorative urn, making them super simple to install.
Barely There Artificial Christmas Trees
Some of you may refer to trees like this, a Charlie Brown tree…and what is wrong with that? Nothing. Perhaps you prefer a more subtle or bare bones Christmas tree. After all, put a few ornaments on this, add a few gifts underneath and you have an adorable Christmas tree.
Upside Down Christmas Trees
Yes, you read that right – and upside down Christmas tree.
You may be asking, “What does that even mean?”
It means exactly what it sounds like. You can buy an artificial upside down tree – one that hangs from the ceiling and where the larger and wider base is located near the ceiling. The tree then tapers down towards the floor.
Still not sure about this…
Take a look at the picture for a clearer idea – and no, this isn’t just a Christmas tree photo upside down. This is exactly how it will look in your home.
And in actual fact, this upside down tree is great for people with smaller rooms and little floor space.
An upside down Christmas tree will take up most room on or near the ceiling, leaving the floor space quite free – plenty of room to stack lots of presents and gifts.
These trees can either be hung from the ceiling or mounted on a stand – just like a traditional Christmas tree.
They also are available in a wide variety of color choices including white flocked, gold, black and classic green.
These upside down artificial Christmas trees are truly unique to the artificial part. Obviously, you could not even attempt to display a real Christmas tree like this – or at least, I don’t think so.
Choose from these Artificial Christmas Trees
Choose from pre-lit, pre-decorated, tall trees, slender or slim trees, smaller trees, flat backed half trees, other-than-green colorful trees, decorative small trees and even bare bones Christmas trees. Take it easy this year and get yourself an artificial Christmas tree. Simple to install and easy to maintain, an artificial Christmas tree will look great and will last for years to come.
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