• Kirstin Adolfson

Choosing the right Christmas Tree

Choosing the perfect Christmas tree for your home can be tricky, and there are a lot of components that go into it. Do you want a tree that is a lot of work to put up? Should your tree be tall, wide, skinny, short? What color should your tree be? Today we are going to be talking about how to choose the right tree for your home.


Location:

Before you decide what kind of tree you want, it is important to know where you plan to put the tree. This will give you an idea of how much space you are working with and the color scheme that is already present in that particular room. Some popular places to put a Christmas tree are in the living room, dining room, foyer, bedroom or basement. You will also want to consider visibility. Make sure that you allow for a spot where your tree can act as the focal point in that room. You also won’t want to choose an area with a lot of traffic, make sure there is enough space between the tree and walkways. Natural sunlight helps brighten and warm up spaces in your house. Try to avoid putting your tree in front of areas with natural light coming in.

Height:

When it comes to the height of your tree, it’s always a good rule of thumb to allow for 12 inches between the tree and your ceiling for a tree topper. If you are placing your tree in a small space, on a table or in a kids room, it is best to stay under 6 feet. If you are placing your tree in a space that has a low ceiling, it is best to get a tree that is between 6-6.5 feet. If your tree is too tall or big in a smaller space, it can make the room look smaller. If you have a standard 8-9 foot ceiling height, it is best to go with a 7-7.5 foot tree. If you have really high ceilings, an 8-9 foot tree is going to look great. Make sure that your tree stays proportional with the space you choose.


Color:

The color choice depends on what kind of look you are going for. If you want a traditional look, a basic green tree is going to be the best choice. If you want a more natural looking tree, a flocked tree is going to be right up your alley and if you want a non-traditional look, white, black or other non-traditional colors will get this look across.

If you need help with upcoming interior design projects around your house, Call Adolfson Interior Design at (651) 468-6208 or email kirstin.h@comcast.net.

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