Christmas tree from an inseparable part of the popular festival we call Christmas. While most of the people prefer going for a real tree on the holiday, artificial Christmas trees have started becoming increasingly popular. One of the main advantages of the latter is that these trees last longer than the real ones. Then, they don't litter the floor with pine needles, like real trees do. Artificial Christmas trees are generally inexpensive as well, because they are made out of cheap materials. On top of that, there is not much hassle involved in buying artificial Christmas trees, as they are found in many shops around Christmas. You go ahead and start looking for the perfect one for your home. Let me tell you, buying the best artificial Christmas tree is real fun.
How To Buy Artificial Christmas Tree
In order to choose the perfect artificial Christmas tree, you should take care of following points:
- You should keep in mind the height of the roof of your room and its floor area where the tree is to be positioned. The height should be calculated while allowing space for the tree topper as well.
- You should choose the tree stand carefully. Metal tree stands are safer and provide the best support to the tree, as they can easily bear the weight of the heavy tree, complete with all the decorations. At the same time, try to go for rubber feet, to prevent scratching on the flooring.
- While buying an artificial Christmas tree, make sure that the wire in the branches are strong enough to hold the heavy accessories that you will use as decorations, later on.
- You should avoid buying Christmas trees that have branches with square ends .If your budget permits, go for a rounded or sculptured branch. Though the latter costs a bit more, it also looks quite natural.
- When you invest in an artificial Christmas tree, it is wise to purchase a premium quality tree that will last for years to come. In the long run, the quality and appearance of your tree will outweigh any additional cost.
- While buying an artificial Christmas tree, it is necessary to keep the number of branch "tips" in mind. The more the tips, the better will be the quality of the tree. Now, you don't want to see a clearly visible center pole on your tree, do you!
- Another important consideration, while buying an artificial Christmas tree, comprises of the color of the stand, especially if you are going for a colored tree. Go for a tree that has its stand in the same color as the branches, more so if you do not intend to use a tree skirt.
- The construction of an artificial Christmas tree should be 'hinged', not 'hooked'. While the latter is cheaper in comparison to the former, it will involve much more effort on your part. In a 'hooked' tree, you will be required to manually attach the branches to the center pole, while 'hinged' trees have the branches already fixed and require you to do nothing.