Christmas tree alternatives

November 18, 2015 / OLD news posts

How to recreate these contemporary takes on classic winter decorating

  • Boden – Tie three branches together in a triangle and weave lights around the structure to create a twinkling tree shape. Criss-cross string hung with decorations and foliage through the middle to complete the rustic look

    Boden – Tie three branches together in a triangle and weave lights around the structure to create a twinkling tree shape. Criss-cross string hung with decorations and foliage through the middle to complete the rustic look

  • Cox & Cox – Fill this trio of shelves with ornaments and candles to create a pared-back – and foliage-free – festive corner (from £45; coxandcox.co.uk)

    Cox & Cox – Fill this trio of shelves with ornaments and candles to create a pared-back – and foliage-free – festive corner (from £45; coxandcox.co.uk)

  • John Lewis – These pre-lit copper and silver birch trees will help you create a winter wonderland both indoors and out. From £45 for a 4ft copper tree (johnlewis.com)

    John Lewis – These pre-lit copper and silver birch trees will help you create a winter wonderland both indoors and out. From £45 for a 4ft copper tree (johnlewis.com)

  • Not on the High Street – Best hung against a white wall to enhance the trompe-l’oeil effect, this Christmas treet wall hanging by Betsy Benn features a lush green fir tree: tape decorations to the fabric to complete the look. A simple, effective display that won’t shed needles or lose colour over time. £75 (notonthehighstreet.com)

    Not on the High Street – Best hung against a white wall to enhance the trompe-l’oeil effect, this Christmas treet wall hanging by Betsy Benn features a lush green fir tree: tape decorations to the fabric to complete the look. A simple, effective display that won’t shed needles or lose colour over time. £75 (notonthehighstreet.com)

  • Timba Tree – Created by a Sussex-based company, each branch of this easy-to-assemble wooden tree has a tealight holder carved into it. Be inspired by Scandinavian style and add red-and-white decorations. Medium tree, £159 (timbatree.co.uk)

    Timba Tree – Created by a Sussex-based company, each branch of this easy-to-assemble wooden tree has a tealight holder carved into it. Be inspired by Scandinavian style and add red-and-white decorations. Medium tree, £159 (timbatree.co.uk)

  • House Doctor – Use forest-green wrapping paper to create your base, then accessorise with paper garlands, decorations and cards.

    House Doctor – Use forest-green wrapping paper to create your base, then accessorise with paper garlands, decorations and cards.

  • The White Company – An especially ingenious idea for small spaces, hang baubles and lights from a ladder propped against the wall. Decorations from £4 (thewhitecompany.com)

    The White Company – An especially ingenious idea for small spaces, hang baubles and lights from a ladder propped against the wall. Decorations from £4 (thewhitecompany.com)

  • House Doctor – The tiniest alternative of all! Display a set of miniature Christmas trees on the dining table

    House Doctor – The tiniest alternative of all! Display a set of miniature Christmas trees on the dining table

From small-space solutions to tabletop treats, each of these ideas offers a modern twist on classic Christmas decorating