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5 alternative trees for the holidays

Sometimes it’s tricky to fit a traditional Christmas tree into your space. Here are five festive alternatives to suit your needs AND reflect your personality. Get inspired!
Small tree with silver and white ornaments in a display box.
Mini tree plant in hand woven basket with silver ornaments.
1. Decorate the side table with a tiny pine. Lack the space for a big tree? Go for a mini version instead! A table top plant is just what you need to turn a small table into an instant gift area.
Illusion of a Christmas tree created with picture ledges, ornaments, and a star at the top.
2. Put a personalized ‘pine’ on the wall. Get creative and imagine your dream tree for the holidays. Then create it on your wall for an eye-catching centerpiece. Push a coffee table against the wall and start building upwards with your choice of decorations. Top with a star!
Differently patterned fabrics tied around a loop with blue Christmas ornaments over a dining table.
Close up of fabrics tied around a metal loop.
3. Twist a textile tree. Create modern space-saving festive decor instead of a large Christmas tree. Make a wire circular base, and attach five strands of wire to form a cone shape. Decorate your ‘tree’ with baubles and strips of scraps. Twist fabric round two of the wire strands (just use what you have at home). Then hang it from the ceiling.
Mini tree with Christmas ornaments in a mounted display box featured in a modern living room.
4. Save space with a super tiny tree. Last holiday season’s big tree trend was trees cut in half. Take it to the next level and decorate your walls with a tree installation. Just put a tree into a display box and let matching frames create a graphic feel. Complete the look with festive decorations.
Tropical plant decorated with silver, white and gold baubles, and bird Christmas decorations.
5. Dress a plant in holiday deco. If you’re a ho-ho-ho traditionalist this tree may feel a little outside the box. But it’s oh-so simple. Just decorate a plant you already have at home. We went for tropical holiday decorations with silver pearl garlands, hot pink birds and shimmering baubles.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior designer: Anna Cardell
Photographer: Henrik Petersson
Writer: Anna Blom