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Best alternative Christmas trees: 8 magical festive ideas

Try something different this Christmas with stylish tree ideas that spark festive magic and suit modern schemes and small spaces

Best alternative Christmas trees
Published: December 8, 2021 at 7:45 am
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Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree this year? Whether you're avoiding the classic real or artificial green tree for environmental reasons or just trying to work with a small space, there are some super alternative options on the market. Read on to discover some of our favourites!

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Wooden Christmas tree

For a modern, eco alternative to a traditional pine we love this teak wood tree by Sklum. At 159cm (h) x 90cm (w) with a 30cm base there’s plenty of space to add your stamp with your choice of decorations and it’s still compact enough to slot into a cosy corner. This tree will last for years and you could use it at other times of the year too – it would look great hung with Easter decorations

Gold christmas tree

Gold adds elegance and glamour and it’s a classic choice for Christmas as it blends well with lots of festive colours. This gold metal tree measures 41cm (h) x 16.5cm (w) and could take centre stage on a mantelpiece, console table or a festive dinner setting.

pom pom christmas tree

For a totally fresh look, why not make your own wall-art Christmas tree using honeycomb paper pom poms, like this one created by HomeSense. Attach your decorations using Command Strips so you don’t mark your walls and then you can simply fold them up and use them again afterwards. You can buy paper honeycomb decorations in all colours and sizes from decopompoms.co.uk, with prices starting at £2.75 for a 10cm pom pom.

Macarame Christmas Tree Craft Kit, £39.99, Wool Couture Company (4)

This year, why not turn your Christmas tree into a crafting project, with this macramé design adding a homemade touch to your décor? Featuring natural wooden beads, the finished tree measures around 90cm in length. Hang it as a piece of festive wall art and stack your pressies underneath if you’re really short on space. Choose from two natural shades for a Scandi look, or four vivid colours including seasonal red or green.

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The contemporary combination of natural, washed wood and real pine cones with candy pink decorations gives this mini tree from Bloom (35) a real spark. It lights up with LEDs powered by two AA batteries (not included) and measures 68cm (h) x 15cm (w), making it ideal for compact homes, or as an extra decoration for a desk, side table or window sill.

Outdoor Magical String Light Tree, £85, 7255141

With its zig-zag trails of light, this sparkling LED string light tree by Cox & Cox can be hung both indoors and outdoors. Featuring 200 micro LED lights with a star shape at the top, it’s sure to add a magical atmosphere to any Christmas theme. Measuring 150cm (h) x 117cm (w), the metal frame means you can add your own decorations too.

20 LED Hanging Tree, £40, Perch and Parrow

This rustic-style wooden hanging tree from Perch and Parrow (£40) is a lovely solution for a small space. Measuring 47cm (h) x 62cm (w), it comes with a star on top and LED lights already attached so all you need to do is style it up with your favourite baubles for a gorgeous modern finish.

Danville Christmas Tree, £195, Perch and Parrow

This stylish faux tree (£195 from Perch and Parrow)  is tall (162cm) and slim, making it a great space-saving choice you can use for years to come. If space isn’t an issue, it would make a lovely addition to a hallway or kitchen-diner and there’s plenty of room under the branches to stack your pressies too.

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