With Halloween gone, the holiday season is almost upon us, and everywhere everyone is making their own preparation for the upcoming festivities. Shopping is a big part of it and perhaps the most difficult thing to buy is the Christmas tree because you have to make sure you buy it perfectly and also take care of its maintenance. Here are some tips for you to choose the right sized Christmas tree for your home.
Measure the place with utmost accuracy
Before buying or ordering a Christmas tree, you need to take measurements of the place where the tree will be kept. You do not want to get your tree home only to realize it will not fit where you want it to. Consider the size of the tree base and tree topper when you measure the height. They come in different girth and heightfrom 4 foot to 12 foot Christmas trees; so measure the diameter available for the tree too, so that it can stand right and not crowd the furniture.
10-foot high ceiling
It is safe to keep one or one and a half inch gap between the ceiling and the tip of the tree over and above the tree topper. So in case, your ceiling is 10 feet high, you can easily opt for a 9 foot Christmas tree for the occasion.
89 feet high ceiling
If your ceiling is around 8 to 9 feet in height and you are looking for the right size of the Christmas tree, go for a 7 foot Christmas tree of pine or fir. That way your tree top will be far from touching the ceiling, and you can top it with a Santa cap or tinsel star. Keep in mind the girth to not overcrowd your place.
Trees that would fit anywhere in the house
A 4 foot Christmas tree or a 5 foot Christmas tree will fit anywhere in your room more or less. It is short and cute and very easy to carry and also to maintain and decorate. A 5 or 4 foot lighted Christmas tree is ideal if you want a separate tree for your kid’s room.
If you want a Christmas tree for the lawn or terrace or simply to keep outside of your door, you can easily choose a tall 12 foot Christmas tree. It will look looming and majestic in front of your house and along with Christmas lights roped around, it will set the right mood for the occasion.
Before bringing it home or right after, cut off one inch from the bottom to give it a clean and new shape so that it stands right on the base and can also absorb water better. Arrange for ample water supply, but don’t overdo it or else it will drown.