1. ELEVATE YOUR TINY TREE
Positioning is everything with a small tree. Stick with the standard corner spot, it's going to get lost. You need to place it somewhere that's going to elevate it and give it just as much of an impact as an 8-footer.
2. ADD A SMALL CHRISTMAS TREE TO LESS TRADITIONAL SPOTS
The prime spot for a Christmas tree is in the living room. But the lovely thing about smaller Christmas trees is that you can bring them into smaller or more functional rooms in your home – ones that might not usually get as much festive attention as the lounge. Tiny trees look fabulous in a hallway and can add some unexpected Christmas kitchen decor too.
3. CHOOSE (OR DIY) THE PERFECT SMALL CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
This is such a great hack from Sue Barnes, florist and founder of Lavender Green, and definitely one we will be trying out. However, if you aren't all that crafty, take note from this Christmas hallway decor idea and go with a simple wicker basket that you can reuse throughout the year.
4. GET THE LIGHTS RIGHT
If you are adding lights to your small Christmas tree, opt for really delicate designs so they blend into the foliage as much as possible. 'Lighting chains with wire instead of cables can give a more delicate impression on a smaller tree. Allow the beauty of your tree to take center stage by using a simple static lighting program,' advises Becky.
5. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Keeping with the less is more theme, let's talk decorations. With a small tree, you obviously have less surface space to play with and you want to avoid it looking cluttered. Minimalist Christmas decor is key. An easy way to ensure you don't overdo it is to stick with just one type of decoration that you really love. Chic and cohesive.
6. GO MONOCHROME
'An interesting way to make a small tree look bigger is to use the same color or palette of ornaments rather than overload it with tons of mismatched pieces,' suggest Jen co-founder of Interior Fox. 'A blush and champagne palette looks gorgeous on a small tree as adds depth and richness! And avoid multi-colored lights, stick with white or off-white!'
7. CREATE IMPACT WITH BOLD CONTRASTING COLORS
'When it comes to decorating the tree, regardless of size, I like to pick two stand-out colors, this also ensures a smaller tree doesn’t make the space feel overwhelming with lots of color and décor,' says luxury florist Ronny Colbie.
8. KEEP DECORATIONS TO SCALE WITH THE TREE
'Although we love an eclectic, maximalist look at Christmas, when it comes to decorating smaller Christmas trees, our top tip is to pick a theme to ensure that the tree isn’t overwhelmed by lots of different colors and styles,' says Lucy St George, Co-founder of Rockett St George.
9. BRING IN EXTRA FOLIAGE TO ADD THICKNESS
This is such a great trick no matter what size tree you are working with, adding extra foliage can make a Christmas tree look fuller, and give a smaller fir more impact.
10. MAKE IT PERSONAL
We've talked a lot about how small Christmas trees should be cohesive and simple, however, as with anything relating to festive decor, be sure to inject it with some personality too (just on a small scale).