Tree Ideas

Christmas Tree ideas: Upside Down Trees

  • September 17, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights

Upside down trees aren’t commonly seen in either commercial or residential holiday displays but they are quickly gaining in popularity. Because everything old is new again this 12th century Central European tradition of hanging a tree from the ceiling at Christmas is in fashion again. There are several different kinds of upside down Christmas Trees available on the market today. They come in different colors, heights, widths and hanging options, being able to be supported by a floor base or suspended from the ceiling. Personally my favorite is the four foot ceiling suspended tree. I love the way the ornaments dangle from this tree. It makes for a striking display that your guest or clients will likely have never seen before and won’t forget. And if you have great ornaments there’s no better way to show case them as they are better displayed when dangled away from the branches as in an upside down tree.

Ceiling suspended Trees: The ceiling suspended types are great for areas where your space is limited. These trees look fantastic over tables to replace chandeliers or throughout a store to save space. Some manufacturers also make upside down Christmas trees to bend around both inside and outside corners, making them very convenient. So if you think a tree is out of the question because you lack the space –think again. Make sure that your ornaments are securely attached to the branches. You don’t want to have to drag out the ladder to re-attach them or have your favorite ornaments go crashing to the floor.

Floor base Supported: These trees come in different heights and thicknesses as well. Smaller trees are often used on top of tables. I do not recommend buying a standard tree and turning it over. These trees have frames that are made specifically for this purpose. Traditional trees are not meant to be used in this fashion. Their frames may not able to withstand the pressure of being turned upside down. Most of the trees available now are made to collapse when turned over so that they can be packaged to be sold then put away for storage. Another great plus is that now there’s actually room at the bottom for all those gifts that you spent all night wrapping.

Helpful Links

Upside down Christmas Tree Book

Modern Upside down tree

Ornament Spinners

Maria Bargellini is the President of Dallas Curb Appeal which owns and operates DWF Christmas Lights and The Outdoor Lighting Expert. If you would like more information on this product or any of our services please call us at 214-257-8155 or use our estimate page to email us.

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