Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Choosing the Perfect Location For Your Christmas Tree

Picking the perfect location for your Christmas tree can take up a lot of time, especially if you’re feeling undecided. I’ve experienced this problem a few times myself, and I’ve learned how to choose the best spot to make sure that all the hard work and time spent decorating won’t go to waste. Read more for my list of things to factor in when deciding where to position your holiday centerpiece.

Contemporary Christmas tree from Kristin of Bliss at Home

Photo courtesy of Kristin of Bliss at Home


Most Visibility

Consider placing your tree in the room your family gathers in the most. It could be the den, the living room or the dining room. Your family will definitely enjoy seeing it every day, especially on Christmas day.

Most Convenient

It’s practical to place your holiday trees near electrical outlets to ensure that you won’t have a hard time plugging in your lights. Locations near electrical outlets may be high traffic areas, so think about using smaller artificial trees for these spaces.

Indoors and Outdoors

If you’ve got a house with a big yard or porch, consider placing some Christmas trees outside. This adds to the festive atmosphere, especially if you’re planning to have lots of parties over the holidays.


Avoid Lighting Switches

If possible, avoid placing trees near light switches since people might accidentally dislodge the decorations when they switch the lights on and off.

Avoid Blocking Entryways or Closets

Avoid placing your holiday centerpiece in areas where they could be blocking entryways or closets. Not only will you have a hard time moving around, but you’ll probably end up knocking down ornaments and accents, or even the trees themselves.

I hope these tips will help lessen your stress in choosing the perfect place to set up your Christmas tree, and increase the fun and enjoyment during the holidays. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.