Wondering what size Christmas tree you should buy this year? The size of the tree you buy, whether it is artificial or a real tree depends on the height of your ceilings as well as how much space you have for the tree.
If you are interested in buying an artificial tree, I’ve got a guide to help you pick the right size Christmas tree.
If you plan on buying a real tree you can still use these tips but keep in consideration that a tree stand will add some height as well, unlike most fake trees where that is already taken into consideration for the height.
How Tall Of A Christmas Tree Should You Get?
When determining what height of a artificial Christmas tree to buy, make sure you know how tall your ceilings are before buying. The perfect sized tree is going to be based off your ceiling height.
I recommend that you buy a tree that is at least 6 inches shorter than your ceiling.
Although the height of your artificial tree is measured with the included base you do have to consider what type of tree topper you may be using as well. If you plan on using a larger Christmas tree topper, then I recommend that you go a foot shorter than your ceilings instead.
You don’t want your topper smashed against your ceilings it may cause damage to the ceiling and it may just not sit right on the tree because there is not enough room.
What Size Christmas Tree For 10 Foot Ceilings?
For a 10 foot ceiling I would recommend a 9 foot tree for your home. You most likely will not find a 9 ½ very easily so your best bet is to stick with a 9 foot artificial Christmas tree.
With this size tree you have plenty of room for a good size topper that matches the tree and you won’t have to worry about it scraping your ceiling.
What Size Christmas Tree For 8-9 Foot Ceilings?
If you have the average size 8-9 foot ceilings in your home, I would recommend that you stick with a 7 or 7 ½ foot tree. Any larger than that and you won’t be able to fit a topper on the tree or the top of the tree may be hitting right against the ceiling.
You could always go smaller with a 6 foot tree which would be nice in this space as well.
What Is The Tallest Size Artificial Christmas Tree?
If you will be putting your Christmas tree in a room with large peaked or cathedral ceilings and you don’t have to really worry about how tall the tree is, you could go up to a 12 foot artificial Christmas tree.
Anywhere from a 10-12 foot Christmas tree would be beautiful for a two story foyer or a living room that has a tall peaked ceiling.
Although you may be able to find a 15 foot Christmas tree, these are more suited for larger commercial spaces as you may find they are just too large for your home even if you have a two story room.
What Size Christmas Tree For Apartment?
If you live in an apartment you most likely have the basic 8-9 foot ceilings in your home. For an apartment I would recommend sticking with a 7 ½ foot tree or smaller.
If you are really short on space in your apartment, go for a pencil tree or a slim-cut that is much slimmer than your traditional artificial trees. The pencil trees take up a lot less room as most of them are anywhere from 6 to 12 inches in diameter smaller than most traditional trees.
For an apartment you could even go for a flatback or half Christmas tree and place it against a wall or corner to save even more room. These trees are basically just flat or half a tree so that they can be flush up against a wall and still look like a regular Christmas tree in the front.
Buying The Right Size Artificial Christmas Tree
When asking your yourself what size Christmas tree do I need, don’t forget to take into consideration the diameter of the tree as well as the height. You may have 10 foot ceilings where you can fit a 9 foot tree in your home, but that particular tree may have too wide of a diameter at the bottom to fit in the allotted space.
Once you figure out how tall you want your Christmas tree to be, simply just measure the space to see what is the maximum area you have for the width of the tree.
Finding the perfect size Christmas tree for your home doesn’t have to be difficult. It just takes a bit of planning ahead and knowing exactly how much room you have for your tree.