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 easier and quick 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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Winter Wonderland decorations look to the Tula Christmas Tree.
Get the natural look of a real Christmas tree with all the benefits of an artificial one thanks to a plain 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!
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.
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 Orelle 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 (pictured) – ideal if you’re short on space.
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.
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.
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 stand – 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 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:
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).
These tiny trees might be small but they're still heavy on seasonal sparkle. They’re perfect as part of your dinner table's centrepiece, in compact spaces and in offices. Go for a miniature version of the classic Christmas tree with pre-attached baubles or flocking or something more stylised like our gold and silver-effect tinsel trees.
If contemporary and elegant describes your festive look then our twig trees will make a perfect addition to your Christmas collection.
Available in black (7ft high) or white (3 or 6ft high), these pre-lit artificial trees simply need their branches spreading for a super-simple set-up. Use both inside and out to add some sparkle to your home or garden at Christmas – though we think they look pretty great all year round too.