Menu & Search
18 Alternative Christmas Tree Wall Ideas For Small Spaces

18 Alternative Christmas Tree Wall Ideas For Small Spaces

With small spaces, you always need to be on the lookout for smart solutions. This also includes getting an alternative Christmas tree first thing you hear Mariah’s short Christmas wishlist.

A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of every holiday decorating. But in practice, a Christmas tree is a huge chunk of green needles you can never find the space for. And it’s something your cat or dog can’t wait to topple and ambitiously try to eat.

So, if your space is small and the pet is overeager what do we do? We go vertical. And in this case, we turn to blank walls.

Try out these alternative Christmas tree ideas for your walls. It’s a perfect solution for tiny rooms. Saving you space during the holidays and saving you storage space in the offseason.


This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link like that, I’ll earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) to feed the bottomless pit that is my cat.

Hang this alternative to a traditional Christmas tree on your wall

christmas tree alternative frosted branches hanging tree
Cox & Cox

Made of natural birch branches, this hanging Christmas tree is a breath of fresh air.

Rustic and chic, it more than enough compensates for the lack of a traditional Christmas tree. Also, it comes in a large and small version, so you can match it to the size of your Christmas tree ornaments collection.

One thing is certain – the baubles glistening on the frosted branches of this tree will instantly fill you with holiday cheer.

Buy it here

You can also find a similar version of this tree, but in driftwood, here and here.


Cover your wall with this modern Christmas tree tapestry and pin decorations on it

Christmas tree alternative wall tapestry

Hanging a tapestry is not only an easy way to create a stunning accent wall. It’s an even easier way to have a Christmas tree without wasting storage or floor space.

This tapestry features a realistic, lush, green Christmas tree. You can decorate it by pinning light ornaments and garlands to it. Also, you can hang fairy lights behind it, as shown here, for a more delicate and magical effect.

Buy it here

Pretty up any corner of your small space with this Christmas tree alternative


Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie.


Post udostępniony przez Plants at Work Association Ltd (@plants_at_work)

Here you can see a Christmas tree constructed around a corner using a set of wooden planks. The beauty of this solution is that while you might not have a full blank wall in your apartment, you can always find a corner that is ready to assume the role of an alternative Christmas tree.

Now, if you are renting or just don’t have access to wooden planks like these, you can still bring this idea to life. Just use the set of faux wood decals listed below to achieve a similar effect.

Buy it here


Give your Christmas a romantic book vibe with this beautiful DIY project

christmas tree alternative vintage pages wall art

Now, this is a Christmas DIY project that’s going to bring amazing results.

What you’ll need is a book (you can stain it for a vintage effect) and something to stick the pages to the wall (I like using this adhesive putty for similar projects). Arrange the book pages on the wall in the form with a triangle. The outer pages should be positioned just so that their bottom right corners imitate the needles of a Christmas tree.

Then, it’s time to let your imagination run wild and decorate the tree you’ve created.


Add airiness to your room with this floating Christmas tree alternative for small spaces

christmas tree alternative hanging mobile

You can find the tutorial for creating this mobile Christmas tree here.


Pretty up a blank wall with this Scandinavian Christmas tree wall decal

christmas tree alternative wall scandinavian decal

Buy it here

If we’re talking walls, we’ve got to mention decals.

From minimalist to traditional ones, there are a lot of Christmas tree wall decals out there. And it’s one of the easiest solutions for those looking for a Christmas tree alternative for the walls. You just stick it and that’s it.


Turn any wall into a chalkboard and draw a quirky Christmas tree on it


This is, probably, one of my favorite ways to put a Christmas tree on a wall.

You will need a chalkboard wall for that and here you can find 3 ways to create a chalkboard wall in your home. Then, you’ll just need to show off your drawing abilities. You can go for the simplest triangle shape or draw a more detailed Christmas tree, needles and snow included.

Either way, once decorated with lights, garlands, and ornaments it will look amazing.


Use colored washi tape to outline an alternative Christmas tree on a wall, canvas, or panel


Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie.


Post udostępniony przez Heart Handmade UK (@hearthandmade)

Just as the title says, you take washi tape and outline a Christmas tree on any surface. Fortunately, washi tape comes in tons of amazing patterns and colors so you can match it to your interior and ornaments. Then, you can decorate your washi tree with garlands, string lights, or baubles.

If you need pointers, follow this tutorial.


Make and hang this Scandinavian-inspired Christmas tree alternative on your wall

Christmas tree alternative diy scandinavian plywood wall art
Dans le Lakehouse

To create this plywood Christmas tree follow the tutorial here.


Arrange perfectly wrapped gifts on a shelf to form a Christmas tree silhouette

christmas tree alternative presents and gifts shelf

A shelf filled with gifts, what a beautiful sight.

Let’s be real, this type of wall Christmas tree requires a lot of gifts that vary in sizes. And it also means that once everyone receives their gifts, the Christmas tree will be gone.

So if you want the Christmas cheer to last a bit longer, you can gift wrap any boxes you’ve got lying around the apartment. For the bigger ones, you can gift wrap a stack of books. For the smaller ones, wrap up some boxed food, makeup boxes, organizers, etc.

Also, to make your time creating this Christmas tree a lot easier here’s an awesome tutorial on how to efficiently gift wrap presents.


Spruce up a blank wall with this romantic swirly Christmas tree decal

christmas tree alternative wall abstract decal

As I said before if you want an alternative wall Christmas tree, a decal is your best friend.

But what this particular one shows, is that you can go for a decal of a smaller size. Just stick to the wall above a shelf or a table to make it look like it’s sitting on that surface. You can then pile up the gifts under it and create a beautiful Christmas display.

Buy it here


Form a triangle out of ornaments of similar length as a minimalist Christmas tree alternative


Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie.


Post udostępniony przez Tanja (@tanjavanhoogdalem)

I’ve tried this idea myself and looked wonderful.

Just make sure that your baubles hang on longer strings (like in the picture). Mine were shorter which made the ‘tree’ look less like a triangle and more like several lines in a row. So yeah, get a festive spool of decorative string for your ornaments 😉


Paint a contrasting minimalist Christmas tree on your wall and decorate it with ornaments

Ikea painted wall christmas tree

It’s a more permanent solution, but some people don’t put away their Christmas tree for months so…

In all seriousness, this Christmas tree would fit in beautifully with a Scandinavian aesthetic. And you can decorate it every season – for fall it will be pumpkins and spider webs, for spring – flowers and faux birds. As for Christmas, well, your imagination is the limit.


DIY a charming alternative Christmas tree from spot #1 using branches, strings, and snow spray


Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie.


Post udostępniony przez 🌲Forest and Feather 🌿 (@forest_and_feather)

If you’re in a bit of a DIY mood and have access to shapely branches, then why not make your own Christmas tree?

Nothing puts you in a Christmas spirit like making the decorations yourself.

Arrange fairy lights on a blank wall to form a festive Christmas tree silhouette

christmas tree alternative lights outline

Although this minimalist Christmas tree is made only with one item, it makes a hell of a statement.

Look how festive it looks with all the presents lined up under it!

All you need is string lights and, my guess would be, push pins and or/scotch tape.


Use a simple Christmas tree print as a backdrop for light paper garlands and ornaments

christmas tree alternative poster print

A simple poster can do so much.

The fun thing is that you can decorate a Christmas tree poster in so many ways. You can create paper garlands, cut out snowflakes and ornaments. Hang Christmas stockings around it and finish off the look with string lights or live greenery.

Christmas tree alternative wall poster

You can even go for a shabby chic look like in the picture above. The visible scotch and DIY garlands really drive the vintage feel home.

There are a lot of Christmas tree posters out there in a variety of styles so you can really match it to your holiday aesthetic.

Browse here


Make a modern Christmas tree mosaic using a photo printer and a photo of a pine tree


Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie.


Post udostępniony przez Deer’s Photography (@deersphotos)

Some people make Christmas ornaments out of photos. And some people make full Christmas trees out of photos.

You can split a high-quality image of a Christmas tree in an editing program and then print it out – using a traditional printer or an Instax printer.

Then it’s just a matter of putting the images on the wall (like puzzle pieces) and decorating it with string lights.

What’s your favorite wall Christmas tree idea? Let me know in the comments below

And hey, make sure to save this article to your “Christmas” Pinterest board. This way, you can try out one of these unique tiny-space-friendly ideas every year.

christmas tree wall ideas


While we’re at it…

Sign up to our Newsletter

(Check your email after hitting 'Sign Up')