Christmas Tree size guide – width and height

Choosing and decorating an artificial Christmas tree is probably one of the most exciting highlights of the season. However, before you buy your Christmas tree, consider whether its size suits your space. Here’s our Christmas tree size chart(height and shape guide) to help you out. How tall should your Christmas tree be? What size Christmas tree do you need? Should you go for the classic full shape, a narrow one, or something different? These are a few questions to consider when shopping for your new artificial Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Size Chart Table of content

How to find the right size Christmas tree?

Step 1: Choose the location where you want to put your christmas tree

Step 2: Measure your space you have available

Step 3: Find the perfect christmas tree shape, height and size

Christmas tree sizing chart

A Christmas tree height chart to guide you.

Choose the right height

Allow 12 inches or 30 centimeters of space between the top of your tree and the ceiling to accommodate a standard tree topper.

Christmas Tree HeightRecommendations where to put it
UNDER 6 FEETTabletops, bedrooms, kid’s rooms, and small spaces
6 TO 6 ½ FEETAreas with low ceilings
7 TO 7 ½ FEETStandard 8- to 9-foot ceilings
8 TO 9 FEETRooms with high ceilings
10 TO 14 FEETPublic spaces and vaulted ceilings
15 TO 30 FEETTall Christmas trees for grand displays

Choose the Christmas tree shape and width

Below is a sample chart showing how tree widths vary based on their specific shape.

Christmas Tree ShapeHeightWidth
Full7 ½ feet60 inches
Slim7 ½ feet43 inches
Flatback7 feet50 inches
Sparse7 ½ feet48 inches

Christmas tree size conversion

Feet and InchesMetres and Centimetres*What it means in practice
2-3 Feet60-90cmPopular size for a child’s bedroom
3-4 Feet90-120cmGood for apartments/shared houses
4-5 Feet120-150cmHomely size, easy to decorate
5-6 Feet150-180cmMost popular size for home & office
6-7 Feet180-210cmMaximum size for average 8ft ceiling
7-8 Feet210-240cmWill require step ladders!

Which size tree skirt do I need?

Check the easy to use tree skirt size chart here

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

One of the decisions to make is whether to buy a real tree or an artificial Christmas tree.

Real Christmas Trees

Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and have the convenience of easy setup and teardown. Because they are only good for one season, they do not require storage space and sometimes cost less than an artificial tree. If you decide to purchase a real Christmas tree, you should cut the stump of the tree about half an inch (1⁄2) or so and set it in cool water immediately. So it will loose a little bit of it’s height

Artificial Christmas Tree

  • Are much easier to decorate.
  • Are Non–allergenic.
  • Don’t attract insects or other pests.
  • Have a more luxurious look.
  • Last for years.
  • Can be set up earlier and longer
  • Don’t need water or maintenance
  • Can be packed and stored.
  • can be assemmbled by one person in minutes.

Picture in this post by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash

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