Deck the Small Spaces: 10 Christmas Tree Alternatives To Try This Year

Christmas Tree Alternatives
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The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re ready to break away from the traditional Christmas tree mold, IKEA has your back. Embrace a new wave of festive creativity with these IKEA items that reimagine the concept of Christmas trees for small spaces.

From wall hangings to LED floor lamps, these alternatives bring a touch of Scandinavian design and modern flair to your holiday decor without wasting valuable square footage.

Say goodbye to a bulky evergreen and hello to a unique, space-saving, and stylish Christmas experience. Whether your space is tiny or not conducive to a traditional tree, let’s explore 10 IKEA items that may not be “trees” but capture the festive spirit just as well.

1. VINTERFINT Wall Decoration

IKEA VINTERFINT wall decoration
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Embrace minimalism with the VINTERFINT Wall Decoration that gives a modern twist to the traditional Christmas tree. Hang it on your wall, and let the holiday spirit radiate throughout your space. It’s perfect for those who want a festive touch without sacrificing floor space.

2. DIY Christmas Tree Floor Lamp

IKEA HOLMO lamp Christmas Tree Hack
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Transform your IKEA floor lamp into a unique holiday centerpiece by dressing it up with delicate paper cuttings. Get an IKEA VIDJA or VICKLEBY floor lamp (or if you have an old HOLMO lamp) and turn it into a canvas for your creativity. Adorn it with leaf-like paper cuttings to create the tree shape. You can also hang paper snowflakes, festive ribbons, or personalized messages for a unique Christmas tree. Bonus: With this Christmas tree lamp, you save on the need for extra string lights. See the tutorial here.

3. Picture Ledge Tree

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Picture this for a festive tree. The picture ledges seamlessly transition from everyday functionality to festive charm with a simple swap of ornaments and lights. Merrilee used RIBBA picture ledges (now known as MOSSLANDA) to blend practicality and elegance in her holiday decor.

4. IVAR Tree Frame

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How about this for a unique modern Christmas tree? Begin with an IVAR side unit measuring 19 5/8 inches (50cm). Wrap the frame with Christmas string lights. Then, thread strings horizontally to fashion a ladder effect. Lastly, hang up Christmas ornaments to form a tree shape, star, or pattern you prefer.

5. Serving Tray Tree

Serving Tray tree
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Add a touch of sophistication to your Christmas table by incorporating the KVITTERA 3-tier serving platter. Fill each tier with ornaments in harmonious color tones, and you’re guaranteed a unique, small Christmas tree. It effortlessly enhances your holiday table setting with both elegance and ease.

6. VINTERFINT Decoration, Christmas Tree Shaped Pine/White

IKEA VINTERFINT small Christmas tree alternative
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Experience the charm of a Christmas tree without the needles! The VINTERFINT Decoration, Christmas Tree Shaped Pine/White, is a stylish alternative that brings a Scandinavian flair to your holiday decor. Set this small tree decor on a table or mantelpiece for a touch of festive elegance.

7. STRÅLA Table Lamp, Tree-shaped/White

IKEA STRALA tree lamp small Christmas tree alternative
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Illuminate your festive season with the STRÅLA Table Lamp. This tree-shaped beauty not only lights up your space but doubles as a contemporary Christmas tree. Place it on your side table or use it as a centerpiece for a warm and cozy ambiance.

8. STRÅLA LED Floor Lamp, Artificial Birch Tree

IKEA Artificial Birch Tree lamp
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Go big with the STRÅLA LED Floor Lamp, which resembles an artificial birch tree. This innovative lighting solution adds a touch of nature to your home while doubling as a unique, slim Christmas tree alternative. Add Christmas baubles if you wish. The soft glow of the LED lights creates a magical atmosphere, making it a standout piece in your holiday decor.

9. VINTERFINT Decoration, Small Christmas Tree Green

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Add a personal touch to your holiday decor with the VINTERFINT Decoration, Handmade/ Christmas Tree. This DIY-inspired piece lets you unleash your creativity while crafting a unique Christmas tree. It’s a fun and engaging way to involve the whole family in the festive preparations.

10. VINTERFINT Decoration, Tree, Green, 20″

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Elevate your holiday decor with the VINTERFINT Decoration, Tree, Green, 20″. This compact yet eye-catching piece is the perfect addition to small spaces or as a secondary festive focal point. Its 20″ height makes it a versatile choice for tabletops, shelves, or even as a delightful centerpiece. Embrace the holiday spirit with this charming green tree decoration from IKEA.

Who says a Christmas tree has to be a traditional pine? With these IKEA items, you can think outside the box and redefine what a Christmas tree looks like in your home. Embrace the holiday spirit with these stylish and functional alternatives that bring a touch of Scandinavian design to your festive celebrations.

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