Nothing marks the start of the festive season like putting up the Christmas tree. The squabble over who gets to put the star on, the inevitable tangle of fairy lights and the indecision that comes with hanging your favourite bauble.

However, if you’re already dreading the thought of vacuuming up endless pine needles – or you don’t have enough space for a big green spruce – getting an alternative tree is a great option.

So, this Christmas, why not branch out and try something a little different?

STYLE TIP: Less is more when it comes to this Nordic-inspired Chestnut Branch Christmas Tree from Ella James. Add a few of choice decorations – the bigger the better – and finish off with a paper or lightweight tree topper.

STYLE TIP: It may look like a festive version of Jenga but this Wooden Christmas Tree by Timbatree is designed with simplicity in mind. The strong branches can hold a whole array of decorations – from small presents to LED tealights, it’s the perfect tree for an eclectic family home.

STYLE TIP: Displaying Christmas cards is an art form in itself. We’re saying no to cluttered mantelpieces and clogged up book shelves this year by using this space-saving and stylish Rope Ladder Tree from The Christmas Home.

STYLE TIP: This may not be the biggest tree in your home this year,  but it will certainly be the tastiest. A great activity for the kids, the Christmas Tree Baking Kit by Stomp Stamps is something the whole family can enjoy. It makes a great Christmas centrepiece, and even doubles as pudding. Win win.

STYLE TIP: Lacking room for a bushy evergreen? This Antler Christmas Tree Wall Sticker by Oakdene Designs is a both stylish and minimal option for smaller homes. We think it would look perfect in a living room, or even applied to your front door.

STYLE TIP: This Wooden Log Christmas Tree by Little Red Heart is the perfect rustic accessory for the festive season. Bringing the outdoors in – excluding the wind and rain of course – we suggest styling the base with dried fruits and nuts to create a truly festive (and snackable) centrepiece.

STYLE TIP: The ultimate in cool-meets-practicality this Christmas Tree Shelf by Berylune is a space-saver as well as a festive staple. Forget scrambling under the pines trying to find presents; with this one it’s all about the gifts ON the tree.

STYLE TIP: If you’re looking for a chic Christmas this year, then this Arctic Map Table Top Christmas Tree by Bombus is the one for you. A sprinkling of fake snow and some fir cones and you’ve got yourself one festive display.

STYLE TIP: Little ones always want to get involved in Christmas, so why not let them go wild with the colouring pens and design their own tree. Stick our Colour In ‘Patchwork’ Christmas Tree Poster by Claire Close to a wall or lay it on the floor so they can keep going back and adding to their masterpieces.

STYLE TIP: Our obsession with monochrome styling has led us all the way to this Chalkboard Christmas Tree by Altered Chic. We love the idea of using this as a welcome sign for friends and family, writing up the menu for dinner or just letting your artistic talents take you away.


  • Comment by Angela

    What fabulous ideas …..only just got round to reading this but already making lists for next Xmas. Item 1…… don’t wait until Xmas Eve to start planning!

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