Prettiest Artificial Christmas Trees for Every Budget

A few weeks ago I was on the hunt for a new artificial Christmas tree for the OC Ranch Reno. I wanted something that looked realistic, was pre-lit, and didn’t cost a fortune. That hunt proved a little harder than I thought it was going to be! 😉 After several days of searching and collecting pricing, reviews and all the pertinent information I finally settled on the perfect artificial Christmas tree. Then the waiting began for it to arrive and for me to get to set it up and actually see it in person. That was a nerve wracking few days! 😉 I have to say…I LOVE it. John actually even commented on it…which let’s you know it must be really good because usually I can like re-do the kitchen and paint and completely re-decorate and six months later I might hear a comment like…”is this pillow new?” HA! Boys are funny.  So, if you are on the hunt for the prettiest artificial Christmas trees on the internet, here are my favorites. I either own these artificial Christmas trees, have owned them or know people that have them and love them. I hope this helps end your search for the perfect faux Christmas tree!

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All of these trees are available and most are on Early Black Friday sale right now…but I can’t guarantee that they will be around for long. Another great thing? Most of these ship right away and can be on your doorstep for decorating this weekend!

    • This tree is the tree from our living room. You can see it in a few of the pictures below dressed up the last few years. It is lightly flocked, nice and full and pre-lit. I have to say that for me, the mess of a flocked tree is TOTALLY worth it. Nothing a quick vacuuming can’t fix. 
    • I love the fullness of this tree and the variety of the branches and the faux pinecones. It’s SO pretty!
    • I’m all about irregular shapes this year and the shape of this one is fantastic!! I have a friend that picked this one up this year and she loves it! .
    • This one was a final contender for our house this year. Ultimately I decided I wanted something a little less full, but this one is stunning!!
    • Heavier flocking and a slimmer feel make this one great for tighter spaces. 
    • This gorgeous tree is ours this year. The picture does not do it justice in my opinion. It looks very real and has so many lights. 

Are you typically a really full Christmas tree person or a more sparse tree fan? I have had a few slim trees and one gorgeous full tree that I LOVE from Balsam Hill. This year’s more sparse tree was a departure for me, but I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to something different now! 😉 I have so much fun decorating Christmas trees in different colors and styles every year. This is our flocked tree in the living room last year. I went with a more modern black, green and gold color scheme. It was a fun one!  Be sure to scroll down for some of my tips for picking a great artificial Christmas tree. 

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This tree might go down as my favorite tree ever. Blue and blush was SUCH a stunning combination. I need to find a way to work these colors back into the line-up again soon!

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I had SO much fun decorating this tree from Balsam Hill. It’s so full and realistic looking. And it sets up SO easily! I love the pops of pink in with the blue and red…a little unexpected.

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And here it is…a bad picture of this year’s tree right when we set it up. Isn’t the shape on it beautiful? I can’t wait to show it to you all dressed up! 🙂

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Tips for picking the prettiest artificial Christmas trees:

  1. Pay attention to the Branch Tip Count. The higher the branch tip count, the more full the tree will look. Kind of the rule of thumb is that for the best look of a tree at 6’5″ you want between 8-900 tips. For a 7.5 foot tree 12-1500 tips.
  2. Pay attention to the construction and the number of pieces. Many trees come in three simple interlocking pieces now which makes them super easy to put up and take down. 
  3. If you are buying a pre-lit tree, pay attention to the number of lights and the type of lights. In general, a good rule of thumb is at least 100 lights per foot of the tree. Also decide whether you want LED or incandescent lights. If you are buying LED, make sure the lights are the color temperature you want. 
  4. Pay attention to not only the height of the tree, but the width around the base. You want to make sure it fits in your space! 🙂

I hope these tips help you find the prettiest artificial Christmas tree around!

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Happy decorating!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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