Alternative Christmas trees are becoming more and more popular – with good reason. If you live in a small house or flat, then finding a space for the Christmas tree can pose a problem. It’s not always just about room size either. Getting a real Christmas tree, even quite a small one, up narrow stairs and through small doorways is a major fight and makes for some serious needle shed before the first bauble has even been added. If you go the artificial tree route, then there’s still the storage issue – where to keep them?
So, as part of our Small Space Living series, here are our favourite contemporary, alternative Christmas trees for small spaces. They’re stylish, clever and very, very space saving. In fact, I think they’ll be a big hit whatever your room size.
Above and below: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging by Betsy Benn. Life-size typographic or photographic contemporary Christmas trees are printed onto the fabric wall hanging which can then be decorated with lightweight ornaments and garlands. Once Christmas is over, just roll up and put away for next year.
The Alternative Wooden Christmas Tree from Timbatree, above, is made from FSC certified redwood, sourced from forests in Sweden and Finland. It arrives flat packed, and quickly fits together – no nails, screws or glue needed. The Alternative Wooden Christmas Tree comes in 3 sizes – 180 cm, 120 cm or 90 cm hight, and all are supplied with small wooden dowels to hang your decorations using the holes drilled in the ‘branches’.
We love the simplicity of the Birch Branch Alternative Christmas Tree, above. It’s made of natural birch branches and twine constructed in a ladder design, and gently sprinkled with a scattering of glitter snow. This alternative contemporary Christmas tree has a wonderful rustic feel to it and can be dressed in many different ways. String LED lights along the branches and leave bare, hang an assortment of decorations or use as a Christmas card holder by pegging cards onto the ropes and branches. Plus it takes up virtually no space at all when rolled up and put away.
More minimal still is this Christmas Tree and Presents Wall Sticker by Sirface Graphics, which you can order in your own choice of colours. Its cut out design means that your wall colour will show through, giving you lots of scope for making a real statement. Then simply peel off after the celebrations are over, with no residue left on the wall at all.
Another wall hung design, with this simple Rope Ladder Alternative Christmas Tree. You can fill the shelves with whatever decorations or presents take your fancy. Keep it minimal, as shown above, or opt for a more traditional approach like below. Each shelf has handy tiny hooks underneath so you can hang baubles, lights etc, and it’s perfect for displaying Christmas cards too.
And finally, the Alternative Wooden 4ft Christmas Tree by Bombus. Made from 2 pieces of sustainably sourced plywood, this free-standing tree slots together easily and has star shaped holes that you can hang your decorations from, as well as threading garlands and lights through. Not as small as some of the trees above, but it will pack away flat and could be stored under a bed or behind a wardrobe easily.
We found all of these alternative, contemporary Christmas trees, and many more besides, at the online emporium of all things quirky that is Not on the High Street. Have a very merry, small spaces Christmas!