Decorate your home with potted Christmas trees this holiday season. These artificial Christmas trees
are typically compact, making them an ideal choice for indoor and outdoor use.
Considerations for Potted Christmas Trees
Size and Location:
Think about size and location when searching for potted artificial Christmas trees
. Heights range from 1.5 to 6.5 feet tall. Shorter potted Christmas trees are perfect to place on kitchen tabletops and office desks. Taller potted Christmas trees can sit on the floor in an unoccupied corner and/or next to side tables. They also make perfect porch Christmas trees
. Give your guests a warm, cheerful welcome by positioning one on each side of your front door or garage door.
Potted Christmas trees are offered in pre-lit and unlit varieties. Pre-lit trees are convenient and easier to set up, while unlit trees provide more creative freedom. Whether you choose a pre-lit or unlit tree, consider the two types of lights available that will help illuminate your potted Christmas tree: incandescent and LED. Incandescent lights are an economical option that offer a warm glow, but they tend to heat up after extended use. LED lights provide a softer glow, a longer lifespan and energy-efficiency.
Most potted Christmas trees are constructed from one of two materials: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or PE (polyethylene). The needles of PVC trees are cut from sheets of compressed polyvinyl chloride, then twisted with wire to replicate the tree branches. They’re more cost-effective, but they look less realistic that other varieties. The needles of PE trees are made out of 3-D molded polyethylene, giving them the look, texture and density of a real evergreen.
• Check the tip count. Potted Christmas trees with a higher tip count generally look fuller and more like a freshly cut tree.
• To conserve energy, consider using a light timer that automatically turns your tree lights on and off.
• If you’re planning to put potted Christmas trees on your porch or deck, make sure they’re rated to withstand the harsh winter elements.
Whether they’re inside or outside your home, potted Christmas trees help bring a festive touch to your décor during the holiday season. For design tips, check out our How to Decorate a Christmas guide.