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How to Pick the Perfect Spot for the Christmas Tree
The right spot for your Christmas tree will give your holiday living room that wow moment.
Making your tree look perfect isn’t just about how to trim it, it’s starts with putting it in the just the right place to give your holiday home that spectacular showpiece. Here’s how to decide the perfect spot for your Christmas tree.  Pair it Up There’s a reason why a tree by the mantel is... Keep Scrolling
Written by Jickie Torres


Making your tree look perfect isn’t just about how to trim it, it’s starts with putting it in the just the right place to give your holiday home that spectacular showpiece. Here’s how to decide the perfect spot for your Christmas tree. 

an elegnat christmas tree with ribbon garland and glass ornaments sits by a stone fireplace.
The Vermont white spruce from Balsam Hill with its upturned branches is delicate and elegant.

Pair it Up

There’s a reason why a tree by the mantel is a classic sight. The one-two punch of a beautiful holiday mantel and a sparkling tree is a no-fail way to create a natural focal point for your room, thus a perfect spot for the Christmas tree. Balsam Hill, one of the manufacturers of the most realistic faux trees offers multiple height options so you can pick the perfect scale for your space.

Balsam Hill's Sanibel tree is feather light and elegant.
Balsam Hill’s Sanibel Spruce is feathery light and elegant for a charming and relaxed cottage look.

But if you don’t have a mantel, you can get this same effect by placing your tree near a statement chair or another anchoring piece of furniture like an armoire or a bookcase.

This balsam fir style tree by Balsam Hill is a grand centerpiece for the holiday living room.
This balsam fir style tree by Balsam Hill is a grand centerpiece for the holiday living room.

Right by the Window

The front window is often the perfect spot for the Christmas tree because not only does the window frame the tree beautifully, it’s lovely to be able to see the tree from outside the window. Putting the tree here gives your home that special bit of curb appeal, too!

Read More: How to Choose and Decorate your Christmas Tree

This Alpine balsam fir style tree from Balsam Hill in a white room near a white farmstyle cabinet
This Alpine balsam fir style tree from Balsam Hill has a charming natural look perfect for farm cottage style decor.

Near a Blank Wall

In a smaller room, it’s hard to sacrifice space in the main seating area. Instead, tuck your tree against the wall that is across from the room’s main entryway. By setting it against a open wall, your tree will pop and grab attention even if isn’t in the center of the room.

Simple tree in the middle of an elegant doorway
For a natural look, keep skip the ornaments and focus on the garland. This simple tree highlights the natural look of Balsam Hill’s Alpine Balsam style.

In the Foyer

It’s a bold move, but putting your tree in the foyer or entryway creates a special kind of wow moment as guests enter your home. It’s also a wonderful way to fill up a high-ceilinged space and allow you to walk all the way around the tree so every ornament to be appreciated. It’s also a good fix for smaller living rooms where you can’t sacrifice any floor space.

Looking for more tree inspiration? Check out this post on DIY sewing-themed ornaments.

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