Christmas is almost upon us, and this year, you’re considering a real Christmas tree because it is so much better for the environment. Or maybe you just love that real Christmas tree smell – we don’t blame you! The problem is – you don’t have the space or budget to fit a large tree in...
Don’t worry. We have got you covered with our top 3 trees for small spaces, plus a few tips on how to make it the enchanting main attraction it deserves to be!
The Nordmann Fir Fresh Cut Christmas Trees
Our Nordmann Fir Christmas trees are purpose grown to become a cherished Christmas tree. This is not only incredibly helpful for the environment (read our 5 Reasons to Buy a Real Christmas Tree) but also makes them the perfect Christmas addition for those that want to have a smaller Christmas tree.
These real Christmas trees look every inch as good at 4ft as their larger versions. This variety is also a low maintenance real Christmas tree that retains its foliage and gives you more present wrapping time and less cleaning up time.
Blue Spruce Pot Grown Christmas Trees
Looking to showcase a stylish and modern style Christmas tree? The Blue Spruce trees are pot grown and available at 2ft or 3ft. With their unique coloured needles, these pot grown real Christmas trees look wonderful with silver tinsel and white fairy lights.
Add in their easy low-maintenance set up, and it is no wonder these little trees pack a huge punch. The Blue Spruce also looks awesome as a unique Christmas addition to your garden!
Serbian Spruce Pot Grown Christmas Trees
Wanting something a bit more substantial in size than the Blue Spruce, but not wanting to commit to a larger free-standing real Christmas tree? Check out the Serbian Spruce which is purpose pot grown to be a Christmas tree and is available at 3ft or 4ft.
A rich, green foliage make this the perfect small space family Christmas tree that is easy to decorate, simple to maintain and accentuates colourful Christmas decorations wonderfully. Now all you need to decide is whether to top it with a star or a fairy.
Now you have chosen your perfect Christmas tree for your small space, get the most from it by implementing these three helpful tips.
Lighting for Christmas Trees in Small Spaces
Have you ever noticed that lighting and shadows can make things appear much bigger (or smaller) than they actually are? Well this is a simple but effective perception illusion. In short, your mind is being tricked into thinking something is a different size than it actually is because the amount of light being let into the eye to form what it sees.
There are 3 simple tips to make the most of the light in your space to enhance the overall look of your Christmas Tree.
Place it Next to a Mirror
Mirrors are great for two reasons, first they bounce light around which gives added depth to whatever is nearby and secondly, they also reflect the object itself which creates an illusion of more space than is actually there.
Use the Real Estate Trick – Windows
When selling houses, real estate agents love to make sure windows are unobstructed letting in as much natural light as possible. That is because the more light that circulates in a room the more space there appears to be. It is for this reason (alongside clever angles) that people often come away thinking a property looked bigger in the photos.
This works great for your Christmas tree during daytime hours. Placing it near an unobstructed window lets in plenty of natural light making the space (and tree in it) look larger than it actually is.
Use Fairy Lights Sparingly
Using lots and lots of lights (even on the largest trees) makes a tree look crowded. Whenever something looks crowded it appears smaller than it actually is because the eyes tell you brain there isn’t much space left for anything else.
Use less lights than you would ordinarily use to give an understated, less crowded aesthetic to your Christmas tree which will make all of your Christmas guests think it is larger than it is. This tip also works wonderfully on standard sized trees and can make your guests think you have a majestic full-grown pine in your living room!
When it comes to decorating Christmas trees, some people carefully design their decorations to create an overall look while others put everything and anything on the tree regardless.
When decorating a Christmas tree for a small space you should bear in mind the same applies for decorations as it does for fairy lights. Keep small spaces trees decorated in a minimalist style to present a tree that looks much larger than it is.
There is also another bonus decorating tip.
Make sure you’re using reflective decorations as these help bounce more light around and create miniature mirrors. Highly reflective ornaments and tinsel are fantastic additions to small space Christmas trees.
Don’t Be Colour Blind
The final tip for decorating your small space Christmas tree is to make sure you’re colour co-ordinating your decorations. Light airy colours are desirable if you want to create an illusion of having a larger tree.
This tip goes a little further than this though, as too many different colours create a lot of the eye to take in and that then forms a crowded image in our brains. Colour co-ordinated decorations give a less crowded look and also make your Christmas tree the talk of the town!