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What height tree in a Victorian house?

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HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Thu 29-Sep-16 17:49:11

Those of you with high ceilings/Victorian properties, what height of tree do you go for? We've moved into a house with 10ft ceilings and I just can't figure out what size tree would look in proportion. Any advice gratefully received to prevent me getting over excited and buying a tree that takes over the whole room

ShabbyNat Thu 29-Sep-16 20:26:31

We live in a Victorian terraced house, front door straight into the living room off the pavement type terraced!!
We have an arch going under the stairs to make a through lounge/diner with the stairs in the middle, if you see what I mean!!
Our ceilings are about 9/10 foot high & I have a 6 foot Christmas tree & it looks lovelygringrin
This is my tree

QuackDuckQuack Thu 29-Sep-16 20:28:27

We had vaulted ceilings in our last house so got an 8 foot tree one year. We didn't factor in how wide a tall tree would be at the base, it was huge.

I'd go for a 6 foot tree.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Thu 29-Sep-16 20:28:49

8 foot - it's so gorgeous and with the fairy on the top is just a foot from the ceiling. Key is to find a narrow one so it doesn't fill the room!

WorkingItOutAsIGo Thu 29-Sep-16 20:29:34

Cross post with QDQ! We look at a lot to find The One!

RiverTam Thu 29-Sep-16 20:30:00

We've had up to 8 ft but they can be very very wide. Last year we did a 6 ft on a stand which was better.

HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Thu 29-Sep-16 20:31:14

Ah, what a fab tree! I have a feeling I need to look more at the tree's girth than its height otherwise it's going to take over half the front room isn't it? grin

SweetChickadee Thu 29-Sep-16 20:32:17

our ceilings are 9ft and a 7.5 ft tree looks fab

Yes they do come out into the room a bit at that height. We take some of the back branches off so it can be pushed back a bit.

HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Thu 29-Sep-16 20:32:58

Cross post with all of you saying the width is more of an issue! Might have to mock up a base circle to see how big I can go while DH is at work so he doesn't think I'm crazy doing this in September...

Snog Thu 29-Sep-16 20:39:42

I have 7 ft but it is really too wide at the base and I'm going to replace with a six footer or maybe a slim tree

HandbagCrazy Thu 29-Sep-16 20:50:27

Are you having a real tree OP?

We have 10ft ceilings and go for an 7.5-8ft tree, but I quite often delicately cut randomly hack off branches at the back so I can push it back into a corner properly. It looks lovely.

And there's nothing crazy about planning Christmas in September - have you looked how active the Christmas topic is? fsmile

Piscivorus Thu 29-Sep-16 20:52:42

Ours is 8 foot and it is very wide at the base but, luckily, the house has a big curved bay on the front for it to stand in

GingerIvy Thu 29-Sep-16 22:15:01

So glad to see this. We've moved into a house with very high ceilings (around 10ft) and would love a very tall tree, but worried how much space it will take up in the front room!

Outnumb3red Thu 29-Sep-16 22:22:36

We have a 7ft tree and it looks tiny. We just moved into this house just before Christmas last year. I want a bigger one for this year

NapQueen Thu 29-Sep-16 22:24:37

Ours is only about 6.5ft (10ft ceilings) but we do it to reduce the width. Ours gets stood on a wicker hamper which is then surrounded by gifts.

Once tge kids are old enough not to faff with the tree we will go for a more size appropriate tree.

suspiciousofgoldfish Thu 29-Sep-16 22:26:45

If your ceiling can take it, go apeshit.

LucyLocketLostHerPocket Fri 30-Sep-16 07:57:59

We don't have particularly high ceilings but we like our tree to literally touch the ceiling. Last years was an 8 footer and yes, it was very wide at the bottom but it looked fantastic. It's only up for a month and I'm happy to move furniture a bit to make room, we love a spectacular tree.

HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Fri 30-Sep-16 16:58:59

So I just cut out a 145cm circle of paper based on the diameter of a couple of 7ft artificial trees I saw online and its HUGE! Love the tip of hacking a few branches off the back of a real tree to make it fit - might have to try that as I think anything under a 7ft-er is going to look too puny for my liking grin

If your ceiling can take it, go apeshit.

I have a new kindred spirit, and her name is suspiciousofgoldfish fgrin

9ft ceilings here, and we tend to get 6ft Ikea trees (because we love the price!) and put it on a platform (which, not for nothing, shows off my tree skirt nicely! >smug-icon)<. The Ikea trees may only be officially 6footers, but DH is 6'3" and I saw some of them were taller than his head last year.

Ooohhh, OP, I only just caught that nasty word in your latest post. The nasty word that starts with an "a". You're breaking my heart. fsad

bilbodog Sat 01-Oct-16 17:55:06

If we had high ceilings in this house dd would make me get a tree the same height and then some!! She always chooses large trees and we cut them to fit - they always graze the ceiling! I always cut branches off the back and push it into a corner then use them to decorate the mantelpiece. Check out different types of tree as some are less bushy than others.

IsItGinTimeYet Sat 01-Oct-16 23:23:21

We have an 8ft bayberry slim tree (not that I went to the attic to check the name for this thread) and it's great height but reasonable width.

HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Sun 02-Oct-16 18:38:22

Haha thanks IsItGin! Good to know there are options out there! And Preemptive don't worry, we may very likely get a real one. I think DH is on board the Christmas train now as he's talking about trees plural so quite possibly more than one real one as well!

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