6 ideal alternatives to traditional Christmas trees | Real Estate in St Albans and Hertfordshire - Herts Advertiser

6 ideal alternatives to traditional Christmas trees | Real Estate in St Albans and Hertfordshire - Herts Advertiser

RELEASED: 15:12 06th December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:04 06th December 2018

1. A Nordic rope ladder with a hanging Christmas tree is a minimalist and at the same time rustic alternative to the Christmas classic. Image: notonthehighstreet.com/PA

1. A Nordic rope ladder with a hanging Christmas tree is a minimalist and at the same time rustic alternative to the Christmas classic. Image: notonthehighstreet.com/PA

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Hannah Stephenson shares some dinky options for space-starved homes – or for anyone who can not compete with the fantasies of a big tree.

2. These mini letterbox trees can be planted in the garden after Christmas. Image: Bloom & Wild / PA2. These mini letterbox trees can be planted in the garden after Christmas. Image: Bloom & Wild / PA

Can not you put a big Christmas tree in your home, but still look for something natural to replace it?

Well, good news. There are tapestries, indoor plants and smaller potted trees that do the job well and bring some festive glow to your home.

What are the options?

3. A dull tree trio fits perfectly on the windowsill. Image: Marken and Spencer / PA.3. A dull tree trio fits perfectly on the windowsill. Image: Marken and Spencer / PA.

1. Nordic Rope Ladder Hanging Christmas Tree, £ 20, notonthehighstreet.com

A minimalist and rustic alternative to the classic Christmas tree. This hanging tree is only 80 cm tall and can be neatly attached to the wall. Add balls of your choice and drape them with fairy lights to bring them to life. A good choice for those with limited space to work, for those who can not manage with pine needles, or to decorate other areas of the home.

The wooden slats are rounded natural branches of the Bayur tree, all of which make it unique.

4. House plants are another way to bring festive green into the house. Image: Wyevale Garden Center / PA4. House plants are another way to bring festive green into the house. Image: Wyevale Garden Center / PA

2. Mini Letterbox Christmas Tree, from £ 32, BloomAndWild.com

A poll commissioned by Bloom & Wild has found that people are downsizing their trees to cut costs and lower the needle. Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they would opt for a smaller tree this year, while 65 percent of respondents do so Millennials will buy a cheaper option without abandoning the "Instagram-worthy" tradition of full purchase.

Their real and rooted mini-letterbox trees come with decorations, lights and a pop-up pot in a letterbox attachment box and can be planted in the garden after Christmas.

5. Terrariums have become a must for living areas. Picture: Crocus / PA5. Terrariums have become a must for living areas. Picture: Crocus / PA

3. Mini Christmas Tree Trio, £ 25, Marks and Spencer

If you only have room on your window sill, this trio of frosted miniature trees made of pressed tin containers in winter would be a stylish edition. You should ideally place them in a cool place with some natural light. If they are kept indoors for a few weeks, you must bring them outside if you want them to survive and plant either in a patio container or in the garden. Once you have done that, you should continue to thrive (make sure the compost does not dry out completely, but do not let the tree get wet and add some vegetable food between late spring and early morning.) Autumn is advisable).

4. Indoor Plants (Luxury Basket £ 30), Wyevale Garden Centers

6. Eco-friendly gardeners may prefer a smaller version of the traditional Christmas tree, such as this pot flower spruce. Image: Wyevale Garden Center / PA6. Eco-friendly gardeners may prefer a smaller version of the traditional Christmas tree, such as this pot flower spruce. Image: Wyevale Garden Center / PA

Who says it has to be a Christmas tree? There are other ways to bring some festive green to your home, including indoor plants. If you have enough space, you should put together a few indoor plants, including some white specimens such as orchids and lilies, to create a "dull" look. You can also opt for a red-green arrangement to give a room a traditional festive atmosphere and go as big or small as you like.

5. Plant Terrarium, £ 66.99, crocus.co.uk

Terrariums have become a must-have for living areas, and if you have no room for a tree, you can instead plant a festival of festive plants in one of those glass enclosures that should go beyond the New Year.

If you get tired of it, you can easily change the style by sharing new plants next year. This is made of glass and brass, with an antique bronze finish.

6. Tree in Pot, from £ 20, Wyevale Garden Center

Green gardeners may prefer a smaller version of the traditional Christmas tree. They can look great – and this is grown in the pot so that it can then be planted in the garden.

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