alternative Christmas tree

Modern alternative Christmas tree ideas

Whilst we all love a real Christmas tree – they aren’t always the most practical choice, they can start to droop pretty quickly and can also be quite big expense depending on the size, plus you can’t really put one up too early, I am looking at you all November decorators. Of course, you could go for an artificial Christmas tree that can be used year after year, but if you want to add a modern twist to your home there are lots of modern alternative Christmas tree ideas.

Decorate branches

Decorating bare branches is so simple and so effective and you can bring it into any room without taking up too much space. You could spray the twigs and branches in silver or gold then add them to a tall vase with fairy lights.

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A foraged wreath

If you’re the creative type a large foraged wreath made from foliage such as ivy, holly, pine and twigs could make a great backdrop . This could be hung on the wall with some festive ribbons and bells.

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Hanging foliage

Go big with hand-tied foliage, bunching together evergreen sprigs, eucalyptus, and some berries, and then hang it from the ceiling with a pretty festive ribbon. If you have beams on your ceiling you could create a garland that stretches across the room.

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Pom pom tree

I love the idea of a colourful tree made out of pom poms or baubles. These could be of your choice, you could make woollen pom poms, use honeycomb tissue pom poms or even baubles and arrange them onto a cone shaped base.

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Image from Hobby Craft

Fairy light tree

This is a simple yet elegant idea. String fairy lights on to the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree zig-zagging the string of lights down from the thinnest to the widest part.

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Do you love a fully festive house or do you prefer a more modern minimalist approach?

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  • Lisa Horne

    November 29, 2021 at 5:54 am

    I would love to make a foraged wreath! Also I love the ideas of bare branches! Great festive ideas!

  • Kat

    November 30, 2021 at 1:34 am

    I have been looking for a cute alternative. i like the decorated branches idea. your article is perfect timing. thank you for these suggestions

  • Jupiter Hadley

    November 30, 2021 at 8:04 am

    That pompom tree is so adorable! I love how colorful and fun it is. Feels like it would make good trees for the Children’s rooms.

  • Ceana Andrea

    November 30, 2021 at 9:14 am

    love the home design that you made. I love to try some. thanks for sharing on these.

  • Thena Franssen

    December 1, 2021 at 5:10 am

    These are super cool! I really don’t care for Christmas trees so I love knowing that there are other options.

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