Alternative Christmas trees are becoming more and more popular – with good reason. If you live in a small house or flat, it can be a headache to find space for the Christmas tree.
It’s not always just about room size either. Getting a real Christmas tree, even a small one, up narrow stairs and through small doorways is a major fight. That’s already some serious needle shed before the first bauble has even been added.
And if you go the artificial tree route, then there’s still the storage issue. Where to keep it?
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, they’re so lovely I think they’ll be a big hit whatever your room size.
This Alternative Chalkboard Christmas Tree will give hours of fun and can be stored flat when not in use.
Opt for a natural, beach-house vibe with the Driftwood Christmas Tree by Nautilus Driftwood Design.
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 to suit your decor. Keep it minimal with just a string of simple white lights, hang an assortment of decorations or use it as a Christmas card holder by pegging cards onto the ropes and branches.
I love the stylish simplicity of this gold Geometric Christmas Tree Wall Sticker, but it’s just one of many festive tree stickers by Nutmeg Wall Stickers, including personalised designs.
The Not just for Xmas Wallpaper Panel by Limelace is a real space saver. Each unique panel is hand silk screen printed with this atmospheric fir forest scene, and made to order. For a minimal, contempory look, hang the panel as a scroll and drape with fairy lights or garlands.
Alternatively, you could paste the panel to a board and add cup hooks or map pins so you can hang real baubles and other decorations.
This sustainable and contemporary Alternative Oak Christmas Tree has been beautifully crafted from solid oak, and will last for years and years. In fact, I can imagine it becoming a much cherished family heirloom.
Each branch can be moved independently around the trees central trunk, so you can arrange them to suit. They can form a spiral, a flat tree (great for small spaces) or a random formation to fit your room and decorations.
The tree comes packed in a custom-made jute drawstring bag inside a sturdy box, ideal for storage year on year. You can also store the tree away ready assembled. Clever!
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.