Artificial Christmas trees to suit all festive styles and spaces
Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way since the dyed-green goose feathers of the 19th Century. These days, modern artificial trees are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles and are quicker and easier to set up than ever before. From pop-up to pre-lit, coloured to compact table top, our artificial Christmas trees are certain to create the perfect Christmas centrepiece.
Before you buy
Why choose an artificial Christmas tree?
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 and that’s when you might consider a change. Perhaps you now have a young child or pet 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 every artificial tree is unique and exclusive to us. 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
- Time savers - available pre-lit and pre-decorated
- Easy to store away after use with no messy disposal
- Reliable - every year you enjoy the same tree, but can easily mix up the look with new decorations
- 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
Plan the space for the Christmas tree
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 star or fairy to go on top of your tree.
Types of tree
We offer a broad range of trees – so whatever you’re looking for, we’re bound to have something that's just right for you.
Plain artificial Christmas trees
Get the natural look of a real Christmas tree with all the benefits of a fake one thanks to a plain artificial Christmas tree. These classic trees are free from pre-attached lights or decorations so you can add your own for a completely personalised look. This might make the trimming of the tree take longer, but it’s a lot more fun! Our Eiger collection is a firm favourite. Available in three different sizes (5ft, 6ft and 7ft), they have an assortment of green needle pine and PVC tips for a classic authentic look.
Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees
Save yourself time this busy holiday season with a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. These come with the lights already attached to the branches, so there’s no need to shop for extra lights or spend time hanging them.
All of the lights on our pre-lit trees are fitted with LED bulbs, making them safer, longer-lasting, more energy-efficient and more cost-effective than filament bulbs. These trees are mains-operated and feature multi-function light settings so you can choose the perfect mood setting for your festivities. For a stress-free set-up, look for models with our innovative Quick Set technology. This is electrical wiring embedded inside the tree’s trunk pole, saving you even more time when preparing.
Pre-decorated artificial 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 come complete with pre-attached natural-looking decorations, such as rustic woodland berries and pine cones and classic snow-effect (flocked) branches. Stand as they are or add your own decorations to make them even more festive.
Why not combine the two and enjoy a pre-lit and pre-decorated artificial Christmas tree? No separate lights. No extra decorations. No fuss.
Coloured artificial Christmas trees
A coloured tree is a fun way to shake up your Christmas look and we offer a fun range of looks. We offer white trees for a crisp, pristine look; dramatic black options for a contemporary, modern spin on Christmas decor, and a vibrant, cheerful pink tree that looks great in kid's bedrooms.
For a fresh spin on traditional green, welcome our Winterberg tree in a cool mint shade. And for a stunning silver that coordinates seamlessly with our delicate Vintage Christmas decorations look to the Tula Christmas Tree.
With your type of artificial Christmas tree decided upon, there are a number of other things to consider to help you find the perfect tree.
Size of Christmas tree
Both the height and the width are critical factors when choosing a Christmas tree to make sure that it comfortably fits in your chosen space.
Height of Christmas tree - We have trees ranging from 3 foot (ft), like our Tarnaby Flocked Potted Christmas tree, right the way up to our magnificent 10ft Fircrest classic Christmas tree, with plenty of options in-between. Many of our designs come in a variety of sizes so you can pick the size that’s right for you.
Our range of 6 to 6ft 6-inch (in) trees - are perfect for 8ft high rooms, which is the most common room height in the UK.
Width of Christmas tree – Here we offer two profile choices – the full, bushy tree shape which works well with traditional Christmas décor, and slim trees with a tall, narrow look – ideal if you’re short on space.
Christmas tree branch construction
Our artificial Christmas trees come in three different build designs – hinged, hooked or wrapped. Hinged trees offer the quickest and easiest construction as their branches are already attached to the trunk via hinges. The branches are simply pulled down and fluffed up when on show and then folded downwards when stored away.
Alternatively, hooked trees take longer to assemble as each branch comes detached from the tree and is secured to the trunk using hooks. Like hinged trees, wrapped trees are already assembled and just need pulling down and fluffing. This construction is more common with smaller trees.
Christmas tree branch tips
Many of our artificial Christmas trees boast a natural look and creating this is all down to the design of the branch tips. Bushy tips don't necessarily result in the most realistic looking branch, and so the tips of our tree branches mix up different materials, lengths, thicknesses and colour tones to create that softer, more realistic appearance.
Some branch tips are flocked for a snow-dusted look, whereas others have cashmere-effect tips to make the branches look fuller and more textured. All are developed and styled to our high standards. Find the branch type, or combination of types, to achieve your perfect tree.
Christmas tree stands
There’s no need to buy a separate tree stand with an artificial model as this is already built in. At B&Q, we tilt test all of our artificial Christmas trees to ensure their bases are sturdy enough to withstand tilting to an angle of 10 degrees. We offer two types of Christmas tree stands – metal and plastic. Plastic is a good value offer, while the metal is more premium, with some featuring one or no-screw assembly for quick and easy set-up.
And whichever one you opt for, be sure to cover it up with a stylish Christmas tree skirt.
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.
Our alternative artificial Christmas tree styles include:
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 (pictured) and champagne.
Storing your tree and decorations
There will eventually come a time when you have to return to reality and tidy away your festive display. And believe us, we know how easy it is to accidentally smash glass baubles, or to step on the fairy lights. Our storage solutions will keep your tree and decorations safe, and will make it easier for you to dig out everything you need for Christmas 2020.
Our storage bags and boxes are available in a bright red colour, so you certainly won't have any trouble locating them in your attic or storage cupboard. The Decoration Storage Box (pictured) is sturdy and has slots for you to individually store each bauble or delicate decoration. Keep your tree protected and free from dust with our Tree Storage Bag, and our Lights Storage Set comes with a plastic device that you can wrap your string lights around so that they don't get tangled.