Which Size Tree is Right For You?
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How do I know what size tree is right for me?
People often see the many choices in tree sizes and feel overwhelmed about what size of tree is right for them. There are some important things to think about when deciding on the perfect tree size.
- How tall are your ceilings? You will want to give yourself at least one foot of space between the ceiling and the tree top, if not more.
- Are you planning on putting a tree topper on top of your tree? If so, you will want even more space between the top of your tree and the ceiling.
- Think about how much space you have near your floor. If you have lots of furniture, you don't want to have to put a wide tree into a cramped area. Consider going with a smaller tree with less width or get a tall, slim tree that fits your ceiling height, but will take up less space width-wise.
- If space isn't available and you must put that tree in a corner somewhere, you can always look into purchasing a half-tree. This tree would have the back part of the tree missing, but looks like a complete tree from the front. When you set it in a corner, no one can even tell you have a half tree and it takes up a lot less space than a regular full tree would.
- If you are worried about money, you really need to look at each tree and their size. Remember that with most fiber optic trees you get two color units, which means you can easily change the entire appearance of your tree. Fiber optic trees may be a bit more expensive than other trees, but you are getting more for your money because of the ability to change the light color. However, if you absolutely want to save money, you can buy a plain tree that has no lighting on it whatsoever. You can add your own lights, but to save money that way, use only LED lights. Taller trees are going to cost you more than smaller trees but there are always ways to make shorter trees appear taller.
Buying an artificial Christmas tree shouldn't be a decision you go into at the spur-of-the-moment. Do your research and study your home and your needs before making that final choice to bring one home.