slim christmas tree ideas options coastal prelit white ombre

The case for the slim Christmas tree

slim christmas tree ideas options coastal prelit white ombre

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Too early to talk about Christmas? Nah. You’re talking to the girl who once put her tree up before Halloween.

I’ve been thinking about space, and how our small home doesn’t have much of it, and how our pre-lit Christmas tree demands it. We’ve kept it behind our couch, close to the window. It almost touches the back of the couch, you can’t walk around it. So presents are behind the couch – and considering there are only two adults who live in our home and we don’t need to take photos opening prezzies by the tree, this would be OK.

It is OK. But the scale, just seems enormous for space.

A wide tree would make sense if we had a giant foyer or a large space like stylist Angela Saban‘s house, like this shoot for Freely –


I had a slim tree, similar but a little heftier than when I lived in my townhome. I sorta wish we kept it.

la-ricki-christmas-2015-holiday-home-1851Styled by la Ricki (this Christmas home tour coming soon)

I’m looking for a betweener of the two trees – tall, but not too skinny. Notice above is the realistic needles, which I’m convinced I now must have.

I prefer a pre-lit, it takes long enough to take the tree out of storage and get it up. I’m also considering ditching the small ornaments as they have become tiresome putting 100 of them up on individual hooks and are used for fillers, and I’m hoping with a slimmer tree there will be less space to fill and my traveling ornaments will be enough.

I’m also in awe of the variety of tree prices – like $1000, really? Back to trees with personality, an all white tree sounds pretty –


Look at this ombre tree too – could you do it – very the Nightmare before Christmas?


I like this flocked pinecone tree that looks like it just snowed.


Then there’s a tree called coastal which is an icy blue green in which I so badly wish I lived by the coast –


I have a table top pink tree that goes in my office and after Mr. Wonderful gave a little complaint that his space didn’t feel like Christmas, I ordered a small 4 foot silver tinsel tree for his office. So the search for our slim tree continues – if you have one I’d love to hear if you like it, or if you’re considering one. Now I’m really in the mood for Christmas!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Annee

    We purchased a 3/4 Christmas tree years ago and LOVE it! It takes up less room and is still full and beautiful. Got it on line, just put in 3/4 tree and there they are.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Annee! I haven’t heard about the 3/4 tree!! I will have to look that up, thanks!

  • Monie

    I bought a new slim tree last year for our new, smaller home. I LOVE it! It is pre-lit with 2 sizes of lights, and also has pine cones. This sounds a little crazy probably but I loved it so much “as is” I didn’t put any ornaments on it. :)

  • Stephanie Young

    That 1/2 tree from JCP is a fantastic idea for a small space! Happy tree hunting!


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