What To Look For in an Artificial Christmas Tree
If you want an artificial tree that looks as realistic as possible, make sure it features PE needles. Of course, having a hyper-realistic tree certainly isn’t necessary, but you might like to know what to look out for. PE needles are moulded to look more realistic than PVC needle tips.
The best artificial Christmas trees with have a combination of PE and PVC needles for a variety of textures, another factor that can help increase the illusion of a real tree.
Look for around 500 needle tips on a 6 ft tree to avoid it looking to sparse. 700 – 800 needle tips will create a bushier, fuller-looking tree – offering plenty of places to hang baubles and ornaments.
If budget is a deciding factor when it comes to choosing your artificial tree, don’t avoid PVC-only trees altogether. PVC trees are often a much more affordable option (welcome news around Christmas time!) and still look great once they’ve been fully fluffed out.
Another thing to consider is how much space you have – just because you have a smaller living room doesn’t mean you need to buy a tiny tree. Narrow trees, measuring just 60 – 80 cm across, are the best artificial Christmas trees for smaller rooms.
Although it’s not often that we recommend plastic as an environmentally-friendly option, with as many as 8 million real Christmas trees transported and discarded every year, investing in a long-lasting artificial tree certainly seems like a viable alternative.
I recommend the FairyTrees 6ft Natural Snow Tree as my top pick. At 6 ft tall with 499 PVC tips, this tree offers a great balance between realism and value. Plus, it comes with an aesthetically pleasing, sturdy wooden base.
For more details about this artificial Christmas tree, plus other festive alternatives, see the reviews below.