Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

360 Degrees of Christmas Trees: All about Rotating Tree Stands

Rotating tree stands have been around for a long time, first created during the post-war era in the 1950s. They were developed during a time when space-age themes were popular in the US. These kinds of stands were first used for aluminum Christmas trees that fitted the streamlined home interiors of that period. Today, they’re used for a variety of artificial Christmas trees.

Our rotating tree stand supports Balsam Hill Christmas Trees ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 feet tall

Our rotating tree stand supports Balsam Hill Christmas Trees ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 feet tall

Balsam Hill’s Rotating Tree Stand

Rotating stands are composed of a base with an electric motor and a mount that locks the tree in. The base comes with a standard wall plug and an extra socket for Christmas lights. The trunk of your Christmas tree is fixed on the mount by securing it tightly onto the base with screws. When switched on, the electric motor slowly rotates the tree.

There are a number of benefits to be gained from using rotating tree stands for your Christmas tree. Unlike traditional stands, a rotating one will give you the option to decorate all around the tree, rather than showcasing one part that is not facing the wall. Moreover, it can make your tree appear more whimsical as it spins slowly in the corner of your living room.

Safety Tips When Decorating a Rotating Tree

  • Check the rotating stand’s weight capacity and other specifications to make sure it doesn’t wobble. As a safety measure, balance out the weight of the decorations you put on it. This way, your tree will not tip over to a heavier side while in rotation.
  • Choose a clear spot to put up your rotating tree. Avoid placing it near windows and curtains as a rotating tree can get tangled with the draperies and topple over.
  • Never leave your tree spinning in a room.  Switch it off and unplug it when not in use.
  • Lock the base of the stand when you’re putting up or to taking down the ornaments for safety and ease in decorating.

Rotating tree stands can suit most tree types—be sure to check for its compatibility before you purchase. When you’re done decorating, gather the family for a viewing of your rotating tree as you plug it in for the first time, and make sure to explain safety reminders especially if you have very small children in the home.

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.