15 Space Saving Christmas Trees Ideas for Tiny Homes



Christmas is a wonderful time to decorate our homes, but what if you’re tight for space and think you won’t have the luxury to do so? Here are some Christmas trees for small spaces, along with other Christmas tree alternatives for your home.

  • Tomato Cage Tree

    A great idea is to construct a tomato cage “tree” on your existing standing lamp like in the picture above. Think of it as using what you already have at home as props to create a space-saving tree. Besides, the lamp is already in the corner. You just need to pile up the presents to hide the stand and prop the tomato cage stand almost towards the top so that the lamp would end up being the “star” for the tree. Twirl on some Christmas vines and fairy lights then decorate with smaller deco pieces to complete the look.

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  • Ornamental “Tree” Frame

    This really reminds us of Crate & Barrel’s ornament tree, but you can actually make your own version by using wooden frames if you’re good with your hands. Zigzag the fairy lights and make sure they are taut, then finish off by hanging on some simple but light deco.

  • Wood & Fairy Lights

    Another great idea for Christmas trees for small spaces is to do a feature wall. Just use regular tree branches and cut them to size or rearrange them like this until they resemble a tree. If you don’t want to have nails on your wall, you can also tie and dangle them from the ceiling. Be sure to decorate with your usual Christmas deco and light it up with fairy lights.

  • Drawn on Christmas Tree

    You can definitely attempt this if you have decorations that are feather light and a dark wall. Draw your tree on with removable ink or chalk, then dress the tree with fairy lights and dangle your decoration pieces where you have drawn the branches.

  • Pompom Tree

    This is a super fun and cute Christmas tree alternative! String pompoms or even colorful stringed balls are great for this project. And because it is already so colorful you can even skip adding further decorations.

  • Minimalist Christmas Tree

    Are you thinking super minimalist decorations with clean lines? Then try this idea instead. Just lines of simple thin wood intertwined with some mistletoe! Add on small pops of light and you’re done. Then just make a “star” with the wood fashioned into an X. X marks the spot for kisses under the mistletoe!

  • Christmas Tree Cutouts

    Christmas trees don’t always have to be an actual tree. They can even be a series of simple cutouts with hidden lights to give it more depth. Simple pastel colors and fuss-free. What’s not to love?

  • Metal Trees

    We hear these metal trees last a lifetime and are pretty pet-proof, thanks to the flat, heavy bases. Hang your Christmas decorations and lights, then push it against the wall. Space-saving and something your pets can't eat or topple over. We think this is a great idea!

  • Mini Fake Trees

    Are you wondering why should you buy mini fake trees since you won’t be able to decorate much? But you see, you don’t always have to decorate the tree itself. You can dress the tree with some small fairy lights of course, but try decorating the surrounding area instead. Try candles, candle holders, mini wreaths, star-shaped and snowflake decorations, as well as silver or gold string beads. All of these make beautiful additions and can jazz up a plain table.

  • Family Tree


    The holidays are all about family and get-togethers, so why not create a Christmas tree out of all the different memories. Choose a communal wall that everyone can easily see and have access to -- even the kids. Whether you choose to add on a family tree or a series of memories, either way, it will become a great conversation piece and ice-breaker for friends and family we have not seen in a long time.

  • Brown Paper “Tree”

    There’s also zero waste, repurposing, and a more eco-friendly option. If you have a lot of brown paper or paper bags lying around, you can try to make this brown paper Christmas tree. Even the decorations can be made from brown paper. Layer and play with textures since you wouldn’t be playing with colors!

  • Fairy Light “Tree”

    This is a super budget-friendly option and all you need are minimal Christmas decorative pieces and fairy lights. Align all the lights in a zigzag form until it resembles a tree. You really can be quite rustic with this as long as you stick close to the shape of the tree.

  • Ladder “Tree”

    Just look at how creative this is! Wooden ladders can be repurposed if you have one of those lying around. Although aluminium step ladders are more common today, you can still apply the same concept and use something similar. For example, a triangular book shelf would work as well. Temporarily remove the books and store them elsewhere then tape the strings of your ornaments onto the flat surface. The trick is in the arrangement of your decorations. You can choose to replace the books after you’re done, but as long as your shelves are slight more narrow at the top it’ll work.

  • DIY Mini Christmas Trees

    However, if these Christmas trees for small spaces are only applicable at home, you can always DIY your own mini tree. You’ll never guess what these were made from bottle brushes! With a little trim, a quick dye and a simple base and you would have your own DIY tree to bring to the office or give out as a homemade gift.

    Even if space is king in Singapore, don’t let that ruin festivities. Give these ideas a go and try these Christmas trees for small spaces at home. There are simple ways to bring the Christmas cheer into your homes.

    This article was republished with permission from theAsianParent.

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