Artificial Christmas trees to suit all festive styles and spaces
Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way since they were first introduced in Germany in the 19th Century. Back then goose feathers were stained green to fashion fake festive floristry. Modern artificial trees are stylish, practical and available in a wide variety of sizes. From pre-lit and pre-decorated designs, to musical or snow-covered trees, there’s sure to be something to suit your taste.
Why go artificial?
The festive season is all about cherished family traditions and customs. If you enjoyed a real tree as a child, then that’s probably what you prefer as an adult. However, circumstances don’t always stay the same. Perhaps you have young children or pets and are concerned about safety, or are looking for an easier set-up with no needle drop, or maybe you want to have a real tree in one room and an artificial in another.
There are many reasons why an artificial tree is a fantastic choice and at B&Q we work hard to ensure every artificial tree is unique and exclusive to us, as well as being fantastically festive.
Artificial trees are…
- Clean with no messy dropping needles
- Bought once and used again and again - the more you use it, the more cost-effective it becomes
- Low maintenance, requiring no care
- Quick and easy to set up - with new technologies making this even simpler
- Safe for small children and pets
- Available in a variety of sizes, including space-saving options
- Easy to store away after use with no messy disposal
- Time savers - available pre-lit and pre-decorated
- Reliable - every year you enjoy the same tree
- On-trend - available in various colours and styles
- Innovative – packed with exciting features including cashmere-effect tips for a real tree look
- Come with an integrated base to save on buying a separate stand
- Coordinated with matching garlands and wreaths
- Easy to transport - packaged neatly for convenient carry
Before you buy
Before buying a Christmas tree – be it artificial or real – you need to know what space you have available for it. Consider whether you've used this space for a tree before, or is this the first time for one in this particular spot? Perhaps you’ve moved house and this is the first time you’ve had a Christmas tree in your new home. Are you going to be moving furniture to accommodate the tree, and do you expect it to be touching any walls or furniture?
It’s not necessary to have the exact measurements (though it can help), it’s more an approximate sense of space as this will determine how large a tree you can have. Artificial trees come with a base attached but remember to factor in the height of a fairy or star to go on top of your tree.
Trees by feature
We offer a broad range of different styles, colours and sizes of tree – so whatever you’re looking for, we’re bound to have something that's just right for you.
Size of Christmas tree
We have trees from 2 foot (ft) 6 inches (in), like our smallest Woodland classic Christmas tree, right the way up to our magnificent 10ft Firecrest classic Christmas tree, with plenty of options in-between. Most of our designs come in a variety of sizes so you can pick the style and the size that’s right for you.
Our range of 6ft to 6ft 5in trees - are perfect for 8ft high rooms, which is the most common room height in the UK.
Pre-lit Christmas trees
Save yourself time during this busy season with a pre-lit tree. These are fitted with energy-saving LED bulbs that come in a variety of sizes – small for discreet twinkling and bigger bulbs for more of a statement feature. They come in either white or multicolour and can be set to different light settings to help you achieve your ideal festive mood. Not sure which mood to opt for? Look for models which allow you to switch between light settings – from multicolour to soft glow and back again. They’re mains-operated and some include our innovative Quick Set technology which boasts electrical wiring embedded in the trunk pole for quick and effortless set-up.
Pre-decorated Christmas trees
If you prefer to use your own lights, but are still looking to save time trimming the tree, opt for a pre-decorated one. These trees offer a variety of different looks from silvery glittery tips and berries, classic snow-effect (flocked) branches to rustic woodland berries and pine cones.
You can also add extra decorations to our pre-decorated trees to personalise the look and make them even more festive. Why not combine the two and enjoy a pre-lit and pre-decorated tree? No separate lights. No extra decorations. No fuss.
Coloured Christmas trees
A coloured tree is a fun way to brighten up your Christmas look. We’ve got white trees for a crisp, pristine look; a dramatic black option for a contemporary, modern spin on Christmas decor, and a vibrant, cheerful pink tree that looks great in kid's bedrooms.
Shape of Christmas trees
Choose from trees in the classic Christmas shape or those in less conventional profiles. If you’re short on space, look for a slim tree with a tall, narrow look (pictured). Alternatively keep it full and bushy – but only occupying half the space with a corner tree. Its flat side stands flush against the wall. Or free up all your floor space with a wall-mounted tree – ideal for indoors and out. And if space isn’t a problem, check out the arch tree. At 8ft high it’s not for the faint-hearted, but makes a stunning entrance display to welcome friends and family.
Christmas tree branch construction
Our artificial trees come in two different build designs – hinged or hooked. Hinged trees feature branches that are supplied already attached to the trunk via hinges. The branches are folded downwards when stored away and quickly fluffed up when on show for easy set-up. Hooked trees take slightly longer to assemble as each branch comes detached from the tree and is attached to its trunk via hooks.
Christmas tree branch tips
While some artificial trees are deliberately styled in contrast to real trees, in vibrant colours and quirky shapes, many of our trees are designed to have a beautiful natural look. The most natural looking branches are created by having branch tips made from a variety of different materials in a variety of thicknesses to create a softer, more realistic look.
Some trees have tips that are flocked for a snow-dusted look and some have cashmere-effect tips to make the branches look fuller and more textured. The branch tips of our artificial trees are designed in a variety of lengths and colour tones, all developed and styled to our high standards.
Creating a realistic looking artificial tree is all about the way the branch tips are created and the materials used. Bushy tips don't necessarily result in the most realistic looking branch, check out our range of trees and find the look that's right for you.
Looking for something a little more unusual? Inject some style into the season with our selection of trees that break with tradition. Designed with a more modern twist, they’re great as standalone trees or together as part of a Christmas scene; as the main tree or a fun addition; and work in small areas looking for a splash of festive flavour.
Pop up Christmas trees
Our range of pop up trees are a quick easy way to bring some Christmas sparkle to your home. Their slimline design is ideal for small spaces and they're pre-lit and pre-decorated making them easy to set up and quick to pack away. It takes minutes to construct or collapse the tree and because they can be flattened completely, storage is really easy. Choose from a range of colours - white, black and champagne (pictured).
Table top Christmas trees
These tiny trees might be small but they're still heavy on seasonal sparkle. Perfect as part of your dinner table's centrepiece or in your work space, table top trees come in a range of styles. Go for a miniature version of the classic Christmas tree or something more stylised like our bauble types.
Character Christmas trees
Character trees are a striking alternative to classic Christmas trees. Kids will love the bright colourful designs and they can be used indoors or outdoors, so why not position at the front door to give your guests a warm welcome?
As well as their fun, friendly faces and vibrant designs, these trees are also pre-lit so they'll brighten up your Christmas in more way than one. Choose between our Snowman and Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus (pictured).
White birch twig Christmas trees
If classic and elegant describes your festive look then these white birch twig trees will make a perfect addition to your Christmas collection.
Available in 3ft and 6ft, these stylish, pre-lit trees can be used inside and outside to add some sparkle to your home or garden at Christmas - but we think they'd look pretty great all year round too.
Musical Christmas trees
Our Rockingham, pre-lit, pre-decorated Bluetooth musical tree comes complete with a built-in speaker. It allows you to connect to any Bluetooth device and play music through your Christmas tree. With an impressive volume capability, this really is a great tree for parties, or for whenever you feel like rockin' around the Christmas tree.
When music is playing the LED baubles flash in time with the beat of the song. This tree comes with a remote control which allows you to select the colour of the LED bauble lights (choose from 12 colours) Shop Rockingham Bluetooth Christmas Tree