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What Size Christmas Tree Skirt Do You Need?

If you are in the market for a new Christmas tree skirt, the number one question you may have is what size Christmas tree skirt do I need?

There is a wide range of sizes for a tree skirt from a small 21 inch skirt for a tabletop or mini Christmas tree to a huge 56 inch skirt that would work for the largest Christmas trees.

The size of the tree skirt you need for your Christmas tree depends on two main things:

  • The size of your Christmas tree
  • How much of the tree skirt do you want to see around the tree

Choosing the Right Size Christmas Tree Skirt for Your Tree

The first thing that you should do is to measure the diameter of the widest bottom part of your tree. All you have to do is to take a tape measure and measure all the way around the bottom in a circle.

Option #1 – Use Your Tree Skirt As An Attention Grabbing Decoration

If you want the tree skirt to be seen under the tree and to act as a decoration that is made to be seen, then you would need a tree skirt that is just as wide as the bottom of your tree or larger.

For example, if your tree measures 45 inches in diameter at the base of the branches, then you could go with a tree skirt that is 48 inches in diameter. This size skirt would have the outer of the edge be slightly longer than the branches on the bottom of the tree.

You could always go bigger with a 56 inch tree skirt in that situation as well and really have the tree skirt act as a separate decoration to add to the look of your tree.

Option #2 – Use Your Tree Skirt To Simply Just Cover Your Tree Stand

On the other hand, if you just want a plain tree skirt and or you plan on having other decor items around the base of your tree, you can go with a smaller tree skirt.

Just make sure that the skirt is large enough that it covers your entire tree stand so you don’t see it sticking out. You want the skirt o be as large as the stand as well as slightly longer so it hangs over the stand as well.

If you were going for that look and your tree measured 45 inches in diameter you would want to go with a tree skirt that measures around 44 inches or even 38 inches. This still gives you plenty of fabric to cove the the base of the tree but won’t stand out too much underneath.

What Size Tree Skirt For a 6-7 Foot Christmas Tree?

For an average 6-7 foot tree, the most popular size tree skirt is between 48-56 inches. This usually ends up being right around the same length of the longest branches on the tree or slightly smaller.

If you have a slimmer pencil shaped Christmas tree you may find that you like the 48 inch skirt rather than the larger 50+ size.

For a mini tree or even a tabletop tree, I would go with a 21 inch tree skirt but I have seen some as small as 15 inches.

As you can see there is really no “right” or “wrong” size tree skirt for your tree. As long as it covers your entire tree stand base and you like the look of it, then it’s perfect for your family’s Christmas tree.

Do You Need A Christmas Tree Skirt?

Maybe you aren’t really sold on having a tree skirt or you simply are just wondering if you can save some money and go without one under your tree.

Here are a few benefits of Christmas tree skirts.

  • They cover the tree stand as most are not very appealing to look.
  • They give your Christmas tree a finishing touch to complete the decorating
  • They can be used to incorporate a certain Christmas tree theme into your decorating.
  • They help keep some pine needles that fall  of the tree off your floor.

If you are wondering about the tradition of Christmas tree skirts there is a long history behind them. Christmas tree skirts are a tradition dating years and year back when candles instead of bulbs were used to light Christmas trees. They would made the melted wax cleanup much easier.

Of course over the years, Christmas tree skirts have taken on a new look and style. They have grown from simple pieces of fabric to ornate and decorative pieces.

That doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to buy a new Christmas tree skirt (although it’s a lot of fun to go shopping for new Christmas decorations). There are some alternatives that you can consider that have the same benefits.

Christmas Tree Skirt Alternatives

One look that is becoming quite popular nowadays as well is having your tree in a bucket, basket, or even box instead of having a tree skirt. You can even find some metal tree collars that look like buckets that work perfectly for going around the tree stand.

These types of decorations tend to work really well with  more rustic, farmhouse or natural decorated Christmas trees.

If you are looking to save some money this Christmas remember that you can use other items as a Christmas tree skirt alternative as well. Items such as blankets, extra fabric you may have or even scarves can be wrapped around the tree stand and act as a skirt as well.

If you want some ideas on the different Christmas tree skirts that you can choose from check out some of my favorites including personalized Christmas tree skirts and pink Christmas tree skirts.

Tree Skirt Size Chart And Buying Guide

The holiday season is known for high spirits, good moods, and memorable moments. This is the time many desire to decorate their homes with exciting decorations such as Christmas trees and why not!

If you are the type that loves to go with the moment and fill your home with decorations, then most likely you already know that a tree skirt is essential whenever a Christmas tree is concerned, being one of the most common decorations that all of us love to have. The tree sizing must be correct and this is where a tree skirt size chart comes in.  

Looking for a useful Christmas tree size overview? check here

What is a Tree Skirt?

A tree skirt is a both functional and decorative cover up for a Christmas tree stand. If you are putting up a Christmas tree inside your home or house during this holiday season, a tree skirt will make your tree look more colorful and presentable. 

A typical tree skirt has an opening part that allows watering of the fresh cut trees although some prefer to close it up with a velcro tape. A tree skirt is one of the best tree decorations to hide the unsightly ‘legs’ of the tree stand and any wires used to supply current to the tree lights. The tree skirt also aids in packing up the tree after festivities depending on the tree’s body mass.

Did you know that the tree skirts originated in Germany? The Germans apparently were the first innovative people when it came to Christmas trees. They began by attaching candle lit bowls to the trees which eventually gave birth to tree skirts.

Tree Skirt Size Chart and Buying Guide

You require a tree skirt size chart and buying guide to help you shop for the perfect tree skirt. 

Tree skirt size chart: Why is it necessary? 

We will all agree that deciding and settling for a tree size skirt can prove to be quite a task. This immense difficulty is exactly is why a tree skirt size chart comes in handy!

Here is an easy tree skirt size chart, demonstrating how sizes vary in terms of height and width based on different shapes.

Tree Skirt Diameter

Best for
72″182 cmGreat for trees 8′ and up and for spacious rooms
56″142 cmLarger artificial trees, 9′ and higher
Live trees 7.5′ and higher can use a 56″ tree skirt
48″122 cmGreat for 7.5′ Christmas trees
42″ – 48″107 – 122 cmIdeal for 4.5′ – 6.5′ trees
20″- 30″50 – 76 cmMini tree skirts are for tabletop 2-3′ trees

A tree skirt size guide will help you select the right material, quality, size, and style of a tree skirt that suits your tree. You will also be able to match the color scheme of your house with a perfect style of tree skirt.

For instance, a small Christmas tree placed on a table will need a skirt with tassels or pleated material due to its small size as compared to a large 72 inch tree skirt or a larger size tree placed at a corner. A tree skirt buying guide will also aid you in choosing the right tree theme and size depending on your floor space.

Determining the right size

To determine the right size of the tree skirt to buy, start by measuring the diameter of the tree from the tips of the outer branches.

The tree skirt ramp angle should be wider than the diameter of the tree stand but narrower than the diameter of the largest individual branches all around unless you are using tree collars to close the gap in between.

Use a slightly larger size than the diameter of the tree branches for trees with spaces between branches. Make sure the skirt is not too large to avoid people tripping over when they are placing or picking the gifts. This equally helps to minimize the storage space.

How big should your tree skirt be?

A tree skirt is at its best when it extends 4-6” beyond the widest branches of your tree so you can see it without being hidden with gifts or low-hanging branches.

What is the most common tree skirt size?

7.5-9′ feet trees are the most common Christmas trees and by consequence, the most popular tree skirt size is between 48″ and 56″

How do I choose where to place the tree skirt? 

First, you need to identify the most suitable place to set the tree before purchase. Consider the factors below to help you settle on the right place to place the tree.

1. Convenience

The most practical place for convenience would be near electric sockets to avoid the ugly sight of lots of wires and cables around.

2. Visibility

Consider the most visible place for attraction purposes and also ease when placing gifts. If the size does not matter, or for tight spaces, consider a table-top tree. You can also add colored lights and tree ornaments to create a glittery look for the entire tree.

3. Location

Do you want to place the tree inside the house or outside? This depends on the weather in your area. If it’s chilly or rainy, you might want to consider having the tree inside the house. If you prefer outside, then you can consider using a real tree in place of artificial trees. An electric tree is better placed inside the house.

4. Tree skirt alternatives

The tree skirts come in a wide range of options depending on the material used and the style. There are several alternatives of tree skirts to choose from, including:

5. Gray Wicker tree skirt

The Gray Wicker tree skirt has more of a rustic look. It is more suitable for country homes as compared to modern townhouses. This is best accompanied by metal tree collars although it all narrows down to personal preference.

6. White wicker tree skirt

This is woven from the natural willow to give rustic vibes. From its name, it is usually white in color. It is most suitable for pre-lit artificial trees as the bright white color reflects light hence creating a cheerful look.

7. The reindeer tree skirt

This is adorned with reindeers all around and is usually gray in color. It is the perfect pick for a winter wonderland home and gives the tree realism especially if it’s artificial.

8. Faux fur tree skirt

This particular tree skirt has a soft feel compared to the others as it is made of synthetic fur. It is quite attractive to the eyes and gives the room a warm touch.

9. Velvet tree skirt

This tree skirt is purely made of velvet material. It goes well with a rattan tree ring due to its vintage nature. A velvet tree skirt works well with natural trees such as fraser fir.

10. Gold tree skirt

Gold tree skirts are the most common due to their shiny nature which gives the room an exciting mood. The central color(gold) works better on dull rooms this bringing that lit effect and making them the most trending trees during festive seasons.

What Items Make up a Tree Skirt?

A tree skirt basically consists of the fabric that drips over the tree base. Most often it is secured with ties, velcro, or left open. Sometimes tree skirts are accompanied by tree collars (also known as tree rings), that look like bands.

Tree collars are placed at the neck of tree skirts and are part of the tree display. They mostly suit trees with spaces and a stiffer flex for maximum grip. A magnetic tree collar spices up the decor as small magnetic stickers can be placed on it. 

Before You Buy

If you are a fan of Chirmass trees, then you want to ensure that you not only buy the very best of Christmas trees but also accompany them with a fitting tree skirt.

Always remember the following key items before setting out to the market to purchase a tree skirt;

  • The nature of the house determines the tree skirt style. e.g a modern town house will not look great on a rustic tree skirt.
  • Accompanying your tree skirt with a tree collar gives the best look to your tree skirt.
  • Look for a material that is not slippery to avoid skids and possible injuries during the placing and picking of gifts on the tree skirt.
  • For outdoor trees, please get a fabric that does not cringe in the cold or when rained at. It should be all weather fabric type for artificial tree size. Artificial tree tops will come in handy as well.
  • The tree collar should not be too large to cover the tree skirt. For houses with a high ceiling height, use tall lifelike trees with a tree topper to give the real tree illusion.
  • Consult your retailer for tree decoration ideas or check online for a color tree pallet for a perfect match if undecided on the hue.


Once again, be sure to a tree skirt size guide just before you purchase a tree skirt for best results.  You want a tree that will complement the happy holiday moods, help you forget all the happenings of the year, and just let you focus on the moment with family and friends as you so wish. 

Did you enjoy reading the article? Kindly like, share, and leave a comment or indeed ask any questions you might have through the comments section below.   May this holiday season be a special one where you will find happiness and create memories you will always live to remember!

Picture in this post by Amira Hegazy on Unsplash

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How to choose a bed skirt?

The legs of your bed should be hidden under a pretty skirt.

We offer you 5 different styles of bed skirts (valances) designed for standard bed models (not only from IKEA). Here is a small guide to help you figure out the skirts and choose the right size.

What is a bed skirt

A bed skirt is not only a practical storage place, but also a beautiful interior detail.

We can offer you three standard skirt heights - 30, 40 and 50 cm and fabric of any texture, color and color. Skirts are designed to cover all 4 legs of the bed, but are not suitable for beds that have a footboard (high back at the legs) or protruding parts of the frame (such as a Malm bed). Plus, the skirts are self-washable.

(1) The fabric of the skirt covers the bed on three sides, since almost all beds have a headboard or stand with the headboard against the wall.

(2) In the central part of the valance (skirt) there is a large white sheet, which is laid directly on the bed rail (slats), and a mattress is placed on top.

(3) Along the perimeter, this white canvas is framed by a border of fabric from which the skirt itself is made.

How to measure a bed in order to order a skirt (valance)

First measure the length (1) and width (2) of the bed.

Then measure the height (3), starting from where you would like to see the bottom edge of the skirt (this is a matter of taste, like when choosing jeans: capri or flared).

End the measurement exactly at the top edge of the bed frame (usually made of metal or wood) that is visible. You can then choose one of the matching skirts for the 30cm, 40cm or 50cm bed.

Beds bought in different countries may have different designs, even if they were sold at IKEA. Make sure you don't include a mattress in your measurement. The bed skirt is designed to fit under the mattress (including any thin mattress).

Styles of our bed skirts (valances)

A bed skirt can set the mood for the whole bedroom interior. The color, pattern and material of the skirt seriously affects the perception of the interior of the room. However, as well as the style of the skirt for the bed. We offer 5 different styles of skirts, and we invite you to choose and order the most suitable one.


A straight, strict skirt without pleats and frills looks good in a minimalist interior, in a teenage boy's room or in men's interiors.

Good for when you just need to close the legs of the bed without drawing too much attention to the bed.

But if you plan to store some things under the bed and often get them out of there, then a skirt with pleats or with a frill is better for you.

With straight, clean lines, the skirt will draw attention to the fabric pattern of the skirt.

Skirt with corner pleats

Always popular because of its versatility. Suitable for both minimalist and classic interiors.

It looks quite strict, but at the same time provides free access to things stored under the bed.

Country skirt

Invented for fans of shabby chic style and romantic interiors.

Gives the bedroom a delicate and feminine look.

Provides very easy access to storage space under the bed.

City style skirt

It is very similar in design to a straight skirt, but is made of linen materials. Therefore, it has a deliberately rumpled, slightly careless appearance.

Does not provide easy access to things stored under the bed

Pleated skirt

An elegant skirt with neat pleats around the entire perimeter of the skirt.

"Requires" appropriate decoration of the interior of the bedroom.

Provides very easy access to storage under the bed.

How to order a skirt (valance) in custom sizes

If none of the skirts we offer fit you, we can make a skirt in the size you need.

Contact us by phone 7 (499) 702-45-59 or e-mail [email protected] and we will discuss all the details of your order and calculate its cost.

how to determine correctly, correspondence tables

In the women's wardrobe, skirts occupy one of the most honorable places. Due to its versatility, one model can be used in different outfits and combined with many fashionable "tops", giving the ensemble originality. And of course, it is important to know exactly the size of the skirt in order to wear it comfortably and with pleasure, emphasizing the shape of the figure.

However, it is precisely with this question that difficulties often arise. Today, there are many manufacturers on the market offering high-quality and beautiful things. That's just, if you do not know what size you need, you can make a big mistake with the purchase. Especially when it comes to online stores.

The fact is that different manufacturers, and especially foreign ones, use different systems, indicating the size of the skirt. Far from always, Russian markings coincide with European or American ones. How not to make a mistake? To do this, you need to learn how to use special skirt size tables. We will tell about them today.

Table of contents

  1. How to determine your skirt size
  2. Size chart
  3. International size comparisons and differences between them
  4. Fashionista tips

future skirt.

Having set this indicator, use the correspondence plates to help translate the Russian value into any foreign one - and then the problem will be solved. How to determine the size of your skirt? There is nothing difficult in this.

The domestic system of size markings for women's skirts uses two main parameters:

  • waist circumference (cm), OT - measured along the circumference of the body in the place where the belt is located;
  • hip circumference (cm), OB - measured parallel to the floor along the most protruding parts of the buttocks.

When taking measurements, you may well get decimal numbers. In this case, experts advise rounding up to a larger value: this way the product will sit more freely and comfortably. For example, if the OT turned out to be 72.3 or 72.8, then it is better to focus on the number 73 in both cases.

By following the simple measurements and operations described above, you will be able to find out what size of skirts you have according to the Russian system. To do this, just use the following table.

Size chart

Below is a Russian size chart for modern skirts. It is familiar, understandable and quite simple. Products are considered women's, the dimensional indicator of which is from 42 and above. Anything less goes like a child and teen. Markings that are most common among Russian fashionistas: 44-54. Such things are bought most often, using the maximum demand.

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Today, skirt sizes can be marked with letters (XS, S, M, L, XL, etc.). This is an international encoding invented in the USA. We will talk about it a little later. In the meantime, we suggest that you carefully study the Russian size chart.

906 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 920205 56
from (cm) O (SM) Dimensional value
58 82 38
62 86 40
65 92 42
68 96 44
74 100 46
78 104 48
82 108 50
85 112 52
88 116 54
97 124 58
101 128 60
106 132 62
110 136 64
114 140 66
118 144 68
122 148


If there were no imports during the Soviet era, and therefore girls had no problems with determining the size, today everything has changed dramatically. Especially with the development of information technology.

Now a variety of international resources have become popular, the choice of products on which is almost unlimited, and the prices are more than affordable. Many modern women of fashion dress up on sites like Aliexpress, Joom, etc. But there dimensional grids are completely different, and how to choose the right model? You just need to use the convenient, informative correspondence tables.

One of the most popular was the international letter marking. Any country, including Russia, can use it, especially if the product is made for export. The difference from Russian is obvious. For size designation, it is not a number that is used here, but a letter: S (small, which means “small” or skinny, “thin”), M (medium or “medium”), L (large, respectively, “large) or X (extra , a prefix meaning "very" and applicable only to S and L). Thus, women's skirts in sizes 40 or 42 are usually designated S, 44 - M, 46 - L, 48 -XL, 52 - XL, 54-56 - XXL, 58-62 XXXL (3XL), and, for example, 70 is already like 4XL or 5XL.

However, Russian markings differ not only from international ones, but also from some European ones. We offer such a simple plate by which you can determine which size is suitable for you depending on the manufacturer:

Russia 9020 38 9020 XXS
International labeling USA England (two options)
32 0 4 or 30
70 4XL or 5XL 64 32 36 or 62
90 Be careful when choosing clothes from this country!

Tips for a fashionista

And yet, when choosing a suitable, and most importantly, perfectly fitting women's skirt, the size, although one of the main values, must be taken into account not only. Material, style, length, even decor are also important. For example, a skirt size may be perfect, but if the wrong color or silhouette is chosen, it will not save the day. Here's what fashion experts advise.

  1. You should always pay attention to the material from which the product you like is sewn. Fashionable now leather skirts look very stylish and can even fit size 52, but only if they are made of high-quality, natural material. Leatherette wears out quickly, is not so elastic and looks ugly on voluminous hips.
  2. Consider the style of the chosen model. For example, denim skirts give an image of frivolity and a certain impudence and always evoke associations with youth clothing. Especially if they are decorated with scuffs, artificial holes, fringe or metal details. On adult women, such skirts look out of place, even vulgar. But if you still want to diversify your wardrobe with a denim model, pay attention to more strict, black, straight or tight-fitting silhouettes.
  3. Do not forget about the style and length.

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