Christmas tree skirts are the perfect way to cover up drab, bulky Christmas tree stands
and add a cheerful touch to your seasonal décor. They also protect your floor or carpet from any tree debris.
Considerations for Christmas Tree Skirts
The first thing you want to do when searching for a Christmas tree skirt is determine the appropriate size you need. Measure the diameter of your tree stand, then measure the diameter of your tree from the tips of its longest branches. Tree skirts should be larger than your tree stand’s diameter, but smaller than your tree’s diameter. If you want your Christmas skirt to be the focal point of your room rather than just an accent, choose a skirt that’s larger than your tree’s diameter to help push it beyond the branches and into the forefront of your vision.
Christmas tree skirts come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, shapes and themes, so you can easily select one that suits your design tastes. For a traditional appearance, consider quilted tree skirts. They add warmth and comfort into whatever area of the home your tree is in. Plaid tree skirts are another classic choice since their combination of colors tend to mesh well with nearly any setup. To bring more texture under your tree, look into ruffled tree skirts. These Christmas tree skirts work particularly well with rustic décor.
Many Christmas tree skirts are made of cotton, which is durable and machine-washable. Polyester Christmas tree skirts are durable and wrinkle-resistant. Add some rustic charm to your living room when you use burlap tree skirts. While they come in traditional colors such as red, try incorporating their natural, tannish hue under your tree. Guests will surely take notice of the unexpected color.
Christmas Tree Skirt Tips
• Set up and decorate your tree with Christmas ornaments
before laying down your skirt. This will help you choose a skirt that enhances your tree’s color scheme and design.
• When taking measurements, be aware of oversized tree skirts to prevent tripping hazards.
Whether it’s for live or artificial Christmas trees
, tree skirts make a stylish complement that protect your floors and bring a festive cheer to your home. See our How to Decorate a Christmas Tree guide
to help you get started.