11 best small apartment Christmas trees

If you’re struggling to find small apartment Christmas trees that look good, don’t worry. Here are 11 great small apartment Christmas trees.

A woman decorating a Christmas tree

When we think of Christmas decor, the first thing that comes to mind is a festive Christmas tree. They’re usually the center of our Christmas decorations, and getting the perfect vibe can be a challenge. But this isn’t always so simple when looking for a small apartment Christmas tree.

For those of us with small apartments and spaces, getting a tree to look gorgeous without taking over the room can be hard to balance. But don’t fret, In this article, we will take you through some amazing ideas for small apartment Christmas trees.

We’ve found some adorable ideas to help you find your dream festive look for your home this Christmas.

Top tips for choosing your small apartment Christmas tree

  • A tree doesn’t need to be your centerpiece, we’ve got plenty of other options to surprise you
  • Don’t forget about the storage aftermath when making purchases (Hint: 6ft Christmas trees aren’t ideal for apartments with no storage options!)
  • DIY decor is a great budget-friendly solution

Our favorite small apartment Christmas trees

Small Christmas tree

Small Real Christmas Tree in a wicker basket

This is a classic staple and one of our favorite small apartment Christmas trees. The classic Christmas tree we all know and love, just smaller. It’s a timeless design that suits every home and won’t be going out of fashion any time soon.

This versatile tree can go just about anywhere in your home. If you’ve got a tiny apartment and can’t fit a small tree on the floor, then opt for using tables and mantles. LED battery-operated lights and mini Christmas tree ornaments are perfect for this little staple.

This option is brilliant for anyone with young kids or pets who may be looking for a safer alternative this year.

Skinny Christmas tree

A skinny Christmas tree by a doorway
Source: @bigredhome

If you love the classic Christmas tree look but are working with a small apartment, then this one’s for you. Skinny Christmas trees still retain the traditional look but take up 50% less space than a standard Christmas tree.

They slot perfectly into those little nooks of your home that would often be wasted Space at Christmas. We love using skinny Christmas trees in small spaces, as you can take advantage of the vertical space when floor space is limited.

This artificial option is perfect for use year-on-year, so we love this option as a budget-friendly and space-saving option.

Dried floral arrangement

Dried twig tree with gold baubles

This one may feel a little plain but hear us out. If you’re going for a traditional Winter vibe Christmas this year, this decorated twig tree is the perfect minimal Christmas tree. This gorgeous dried arrangement makes for a simple and neutral small apartment Christmas tree.

Keep it simple, some lights and some small decorations like baubles are more than enough for this style of tree. We’d go for whites and reds when decorating a twig tree to give it a festive wintery feel.

If you’re working on a budget, try buying a dried twig tree from your local home decor store. Or, if you’re lucky and have nature close by, use a small deciduous tree that’s lost its leaves to go for eco-friendly Christmas decor.

DIY Christmas tree

A white door with a green tree made from card

Looking for a fun DIY option? This practical yet festive Christmas Card tree doubles up as a fun festive activity. It’s easy to make yourself by cutting some green card into the shape of a tree and sticking it on your door with some tape. Then, just use double-sided sticky tape to stick your cards to your tree.

Hang it on the back of a door to make use of space you didn’t realize you had. We love this idea not only because it doesn’t take up any floor space, but it also serves a purpose by storing all your Christmas cards.

Wall-mounted tree

Christmas tree made of branches on a wall

Wall space is one of the best spaces for Christmas decor, it’s a brilliant clean canvas to work with. If you live in a small apartment or studio apartment, then this is perfect for you. This space-saving hack takes up no floor space and still looks great.

It’s super easy to recreate by finding some small to medium branches and tying them together with some twine. Add some decorations such as baubles, lights, and pine cones and there you have it. If you want to add a splash of color to your Christmas decor, then you can get super-creative with this.

Tip: Be sure your branches are as dry and as clean as possible to avoid any stains on your wall.

Natural neutral tree

Christmas tree made from pine cones on a wooden table

We love this cute Pine cone Christmas tree. It’s festive, cheap, and easy to make yourself. If you are looking to make this yourself, all you need is pine cones, wood adhesive, and a small pot, basket, or stump to recreate this idea.

Add some lights and ribbon to make it feel even more Christmassy. This little cutie is great for a traditional vibe or neutral home with its beautiful deep brown tones. If you’ve got a neutral colored home or neutral Christmas decor, this small tree is almost guaranteed to look great.

Tip: Pine trees usually drop their cones from September through to December, so keep an eye out next fall.

Mini artificial tree

Small artificial Christmas Tree on a marble countertop

If you love the look of a real Christmas tree but don’t want to buy a new tree every year, then an artificial Christmas tree could be for you.

As beautiful as real Christmas trees look, they have a few downsides:

  • Cost – Real Christmas trees last around 1–3 months and have to be bought every year.
  • They can be messy, with needles frequently dropping over gifts and the floor.
  • It can be difficult to find the right size if you’ve got a small apartment, as mostly medium to large sizes.

In the last few years, artificial Christmas trees have grown in popularity. Each year that passes, they become more identical to a real Christmas tree. Granted, the artificial Christmas trees that look great are on the pricey side, but you can typically find them for around the same price as a real tree.

Mini felt tree

White felt christmas tree

Looking to keep your Christmas decor minimal this year? A mini felt tree is the perfect neutral addition to your Christmas Decor list. They’re cheap to buy or, if you’re into arts and crafts, they’re a fun DIY project. These festive friends are perfect for desks, coffee tables, or any other areas that typically lack some Christmas decor.

If you want more warmth, go for a neutral color felt and add some battery-operated tea lights nearby to give it a warm glow when the lights are on. These small apartment Christmas trees work perfectly if you want to build your own mini Lapland decor piece.

Mini wooden tree

Small Christmas tree made from wooden pieces

Wooden Christmas trees are a lovely addition to any home with neutral colors and light woods. These mini wooden Christmas trees are perfect for a cozy Scandinavian vibe this Christmas. They add different textures to your Christmas decor is a brilliant way to add some variety to your room.

While it’s not a traditional style tree, this small apartment Christmas tree is cheap, sustainable, and will last a lifetime if you take good care of it. If you’ve got neutral woody tones in your home, these are a must this Christmas.

A standout benefit of this is you can build as large or as small as you like when it comes to making your wooden tree. You also have complete flexibility in choosing your perfect woody tone to match your space.

Tabletop tree

Small Christmas tree on wooden table

Living in a smaller apartment lacking floor space doesn’t mean that you need to rule out having a festive Christmas tree at all. The perfect solution is opting for a tabletop tree that may be tiny but brings a lot of festivity to your space.

It works brilliantly in small spaces by not interfering with practicality, and is the perfect way to incorporate a tree into your festive decor.

These small apartment Christmas trees look great all around the apartment:

  • Book Shelves
  • Kitchen Countertop
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Table
  • Mantles.

Keep the decorations minimal on these trees, snow effect and a few pine cones or miniature baubles are more than enough to make this cute tree the centerpiece. If you’re struggling with Christmas centerpiece ideas, then this could be a great option to keep it simple and minimal this year.

Bottle brush tree

Bottlebrush Christmas Trees on a wooden shelf

Simple and cost-effective, these bottle brush Christmas trees are great Christmas tree replacements or just to dot around the home to fill those little gaps that need some more decoration.

They don’t need to be decorated and can be placed almost anywhere whilst still looking good. If you want to add a little something, then some fake snow or cotton balls at the base. If the elf on the shelf is a Christmas staple, then these are perfect decor pieces to incorporate into this fun festive game!

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