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Easy set up trees for a hassle-free Christmas

November 4, 2019

Christmas trees can be a real faff to set up, so we’re on board with these clever ideas to make the festive decorating experience a whole lot easier.

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Setting up the Christmas tree may be an integral part of readying yourself for the festive season, but let’s be honest, it can be a little hard work. From the hours spent untangling Christmas lights to all that time taken fiddling with branches, you can’t help but think there must be an easier way. 

Easy set up trees are the answer, and they’re a growing trend. From flip trees to pop-up trees, pre-lit to pre-decorated, these are our favourite picks for 2019.

Pop-up trees, from £159, John Lewis & Partners

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Where traditional artificial trees require you to affix branches individually, these pop-up trees from John Lewis & Partners can be set up in a matter of seconds. These styles are particularly good quality for a pop-up tree, and have great, even branch coverage. John Lewis’ pop up trees are pre-lit, and available in slimmer styles, making them great for those who don’t have a lot of room for a Christmas tree.

Pop up tree, £40, Dunelm 

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This pop up design from Dunelm is the perfect choice for those looking to pick up a tree on a budget, but also want a realistic-looking artificial tree. It’s a good size at 6 foot, but isn’t pre-lit, so you’ll need to add your own Christmas lights.

Decorated pop-up tree, from £25, JD Williams

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While this fun pop-up from JD Williams isn’t the most realistic of trees, it does come pre-lit and pre-decorated, for the easiest of set ups. With prices starting from £25 for the 4 foot tree, it’s an absolute steal.

Flip Christmas tree, from £839, Balsam Hill 

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How clever is this ‘flip tree’ from Balsam Hill? Simply wheel it into place, flip the tree and attached the top. While luxuriously decadent for any household, this is also a great choice for anyone who might not have the strength or ability to wrestle with piecing together a traditional artificial tree.

Pop up trees, from £79.99, Coopers of Stortford

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Love a traditional decorating scheme? These pop-up trees from Coopers of Stortford come pre-lit and pre-decorated with bows and baubles, but with enough space for you to add a few favourite festive ornaments of your own.

Villeroy & Boch decorated Christmas tree, £1,499, Pines and Needles

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If you always opt for a real tree, the struggle is real when it comes to getting it home from the shop. First you need to be able to fit it in the car and, even then, you’ll find yourself vacuuming up pine needles from the upholstery for the rest of the year.

This year, Villeroy & Boch have teamed up with Christmas tree suppliers Pines and Needles to offer a beautiful tree, delivered to your living room and expertly decorated with 100 special ceramic ornaments from the prestigious ceramic brand – problem solved!


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