Do you have trouble fitting a Christmas tree in your small apartment or home? I’ll show you some Christmas tree ideas that are sure to bring that holiday cheer to your small spaces during the holiday season.
You’ll see some of the ways I make my home festive and fabulous every holiday season despite the lack of room I have to put up a large traditional Christmas tree.
I do this by using many (yes, MANY) smaller Christmas trees, rather than the larger ones you usually see in the beautiful Christmas home tours this time of year.
My friend Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms is hosting a Christmas tree blog hop with several talented bloggers sharing their Christmas tree decor. You can find each link at the end of this post.
Best Christmas Tree Alternatives for Small Spaces
For those of us with limited living space, decking the halls can pose some unique challenges.
Small spaces often mean less room for a grand Christmas tree and the elaborate displays we see in larger homes. The struggle to strike a balance between holiday spirit and space constraints is real.
In this blog post, I’ll share some Christmas tree ideas and inspiration specifically tailored to small spaces, to help you make the most of every inch of your home while spreading the joy of the season.
These types of Christmas trees have become a popular choice for many households during the holiday season.
Artificial pre-lit trees offer a convenient and time-saving solution that can help simplify the decorating process. With built-in lights, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of untangling and stringing up endless strands of Christmas lights.
They come in a variety of sizes, styles, and color schemes, allowing you to choose the perfect tree to fit your space and aesthetic preferences.
The tradition of bringing a real Christmas tree into our homes during the holiday season holds a special place in the hearts of many. While artificial trees have gained popularity for their convenience and reusability, there are undeniable benefits to opting for a real Christmas tree.
One of the biggest advantages is the natural fragrance that fills the air, instantly infusing your home with the delightful scent of pine. Real trees also offer a unique, organic charm with their individual shapes and imperfections, making each one truly one-of-a-kind.
This type of Christmas tree may be small in size, but one of its most significant advantages is its versatility.
These compact trees can fit in just about any space, making them ideal for apartments, small homes, offices, or even as an additional festive touch in larger rooms. They require minimal floor space, allowing you to maximize your living area while still enjoying the holiday spirit.
Tabletop trees are also incredibly easy to decorate. With fewer branches and a smaller overall surface area, you can quickly and affordably create a stunning display with ornaments, lights, and a tree topper.
Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces
It would be hard to count all the smaller trees I have throughout my home. I will admit, I do have an obsession with them.
I put them in all the rooms in my home. Some of them are decorated and others are naked.
Here’s one of my favorite artificial flocked Christmas trees.
Mini trees don’t need many ornaments to make them look festive. I love how this one looks in a vintage galvanized bucket.
Here’s a more rustic mini tree with a unique vintage wicker picnic basket as a container.
Now here’s what you call a really mini tree! It looks so pretty and pops against white ironstone.
Bottlebrush trees are another great item to use during the holidays. I have put these trees in every room, and have developed a serious love for them.
And a bottle brush vignette would not be complete without a galvanized village.
I have plenty of “naked” Christmas trees around the house and love them just as much as my decorated ones. This one looks amazing in the hanging basket.
I found out a few years ago that a tabletop tree isn’t the only option for a “cozy” space. A pencil tree is narrow and can be a perfect addition to any small room.
I now have a few of these Christmas trees at home. Mine are 6-7 ft. tall and really don’t take much room width-wise.
I bought this flocked Christmas tree from Amazon this year and LOVE IT! Aren’t the blue ornaments beautiful?
It’s hard to tell which Christmas trees are alive and which are artificial these days. They make the most realistic faux Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands these days.
The Norfolk pine tree above is a faux tree but we had one the year before that was fresh. They looked very similar.
Looking for live tabletop Christmas trees?
Trader Joe’s does not disappoint around the holidays with their gorgeous rosemary topiary tree. And they smell amazing!
Decorating Small Space Christmas Trees
My decor style is more of a casual cottage feel. Our 1920 beach cottage is not a fancy or formal one and is decorated depending on what mood I’m in. Again, we don’t plan much around here.
I always try to change up the containers I put my Christmas trees. Vintage stoneware crocks are the perfect container for fresh or faux pine trees.
This wooden dough bowl gives these cute flocked artificial trees a festive look.
Check out this beautiful copper container I found at a flea market. Stools are used a lot around our house for mini trees. You can basically put one anywhere in your house.
I loved this woven holiday tree collar and it’s a perfect space for piling small packages under the tree.
Where to Put All Those Extra Ornaments
Ever since we moved into our 1600 square foot house, we can only use small Christmas tree decorations that aren’t too heavy for a smaller tree.
Because of this, I have so many pretty ornaments left over from the years past. They look amazing in vintage wooden boxes, crates, wire baskets…basically, anywhere I can fit them.
Dough bowls are my favorite way to show off my larger Christmas ornaments.
Common Questions About Small Space Christmas Trees
How Do You Arrange a Christmas Tree in a Small Room?
Opt for a smaller or slim tree that won’t overwhelm the room. Measure the available floor space and ceiling height to ensure a perfect fit. Once you’ve chosen the right tree, think about its placement.
Corners are often the best choice in small rooms, as they maximize floor space while allowing the tree to be a prominent focal point. If you have limited floor space, consider placing it on a tabletop or decorative stand to elevate it.
What is the Best Real Christmas Tree for a Narrow Space?
For those with limited space, choosing the perfect real Christmas tree involves a few key considerations. Look for ‘slim’ or ‘pencil’ trees, opt for naturally narrower varieties like Fraser or Noble firs, and don’t hesitate to ask for pruning if needed.
Tabletop trees are a great space-saving choice, and positioning your tree in a corner can maximize your space. Remember to measure your room’s dimensions, and for those with outdoor space, consider a potted tree that can be planted after the holidays.
Where Do You Put a Christmas Tree in a Tiny House?
In a tiny house, finding the perfect spot for your Christmas tree involves some creative planning. Consider placing your tree in a corner to save floor space and ensure easy movement.
Opt for a wall-mounted or tabletop tree to make the most of your limited room. Foldable or pop-up trees are practical for storage in tiny spaces, and multi-functional furniture can double as a display area.
If you have outdoor space, porch or window placement allows you to enjoy the holiday spirit without overwhelming your cozy interior.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here. Our Christmas tree blog hop continues with my friend Kristin from White Arrows Home.
You will fall in love with her magical and cozy cabin in the woods. It’s seriously like being in a Hallmark movie. You can find links to all the inspiring Christmas tree blog posts below.
If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these Christmas decor tips useful.
Until next time,
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