Capture the spirit of the season when you incorporate white Christmas trees into your holiday design. Before trading your classic evergreen for a white tree, there are a few factors to keep in mind.
Considerations for White Christmas Trees
White is a neutral color, so the only limit to decorating the perfect Christmas tree is your imagination. First, start with the lights. You can decorate white Christmas trees with traditional clear incandescent lights that emit a warm glow, or opt for multi-colored LED lights that provide a soft glow. When it comes to ornaments, create an elegant and understated look with shades of white, gray, cream and silver. You can infuse some glam into your holiday décor with vibrant pops of pink, red and gold. To achieve balance, make sure to choose a theme and stick with it.
Height and shape are other factors to consider when shopping for white Christmas trees. For the average home, Christmas trees
that are 6 to 6.5 feet tall are a safe bet. Trees that are 7 to 7.5 feet tall are the most popular size, but be sure they don’t overpower your room. If you have vaulted ceilings, select a tree that’s 8 feet tall or larger. Consider white Christmas trees that are 4 feet or shorter if you have limited space.
When it comes to shape, you can go for a traditional look with a full or extra full Christmas tree. If you don’t have the floor space, stick with slim white Christmas trees
. These modern Christmas trees
are more budget-friendly.
White Christmas trees are made of either PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or PE (polyethylene). PVC tree needles are cut from thin, colored sheets of polyvinyl chloride. These trees are popular and affordable, but look less authentic than other varieties. PE tree needles are constructed out of 3-D molded polyethylene, giving them the look and feel of a real evergreen.
• If you’re concerned about realism, check a tree’s tip count. White Xmas trees with higher tip counts typically look more authentic.
• Be sure to leave about 6 to 12 inches of room between the top of the tree and your ceiling. This will ensure you have enough space to include a decorative topper.
• When decorating your tree, hang at least 10 ornaments per 1 foot of tree. This helps achieve a balanced appearance.
Whether you’re setting up a tree in your home or office, white Christmas trees make a beautiful addition to any space. For more design tips, check out our How to Decorate a Christmas Tree guide