Best Christmas trees for a small space

Living in a small house or apartment doesn't mean you have to miss out on some festive fun!

You can quickly transform your small living room into a delightful winter wonderland with a small Christmas tree. From traditional to modern designs, there's a perfect tree to complement your unique style and create cherished memories with your loved ones.

In this guide, we'll look at some of the best Christmas trees and decorations for small spaces so you can find ways to make your home, office or event space truly magical.

Tabletop Christmas trees

Small tabletop Christmas tree with teapot and coffee grinder on a table in kitchen

Explore our delightful selection of tabletop Christmas trees for a festive touch that fits right on your side or dining table. Even a mini Christmas tree will bring the joy of the holiday season to any nook or surface, making them perfect for smaller spaces, desks, mantels, and more.

Choose from various styles, colours, and designs to suit your unique taste. Whether you prefer a classic and traditional design or a modern and whimsical flair, a tabletop Christmas tree will brighten up your celebrations and spread the festive spirit throughout your home.

Slim Christmas trees

Room with chair, fireplace and slim Christmas tree with decorations

To save space, try a slim Christmas tree and embrace a modern, stylish look this holiday season. Their slender silhouette allows easy decoration and fits well in smaller living spaces or as a secondary tree in larger rooms.

A slim Christmas tree is a perfect compromise for those with limited floor space but high ceilings. Ranging up to 10ft tall and available in various colours, you can choose between pre-lit or unlit options. 

Our sleek and stylish white Christmas trees and black Christmas trees offer a contemporary touch that effortlessly elevates your home decor, providing a hassle-free and visually striking centrepiece for any room.

Potted Christmas trees

Potted mini Christmas tree with pinecones and colourful blurred lights in the background

Elevate your holiday decor with the natural beauty of potted Christmas trees. These charming trees come nestled in decorative pots, bringing a touch of rustic charm to your small space.

Our selection includes a variety of potted Christmas trees, from traditional evergreens to unique and modern designs. For example, our 3ft potted Christmas trees make a glorious addition to your holiday decor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your family and guests to enjoy throughout the season. With easy maintenance and a timeless appeal, these potted Christmas trees make the perfect holiday decorations.

Half Christmas trees

Decorated Christmas tree on light background

No space, no problem! The recent trend of half Christmas trees is the perfect solution for limited floor space. Available in various sizes, these trees are ideal for small living areas, adding a touch of festive sparkle without overcrowding your room.

You can also opt for a pre-lit Christmas tree for added convenience and beauty, ensuring easy assembly and a delightful festive glow.

Small Christmas trees

Person in red pyjamas decorating a small Christmas tree

With small Christmas trees, you won't have to compromise on quality or realism. Even in limited spaces, you can enjoy lifelike Christmas decorations that capture the essence of the festive season.

Whether you’re turning your desk into a winter wonderland or creating a centrepiece for your dining table, a small Christmas tree is the perfect option. These traditional Christmas trees are an excellent choice for window sills, bedside tables or mantels, creating a warm atmosphere in your limited space.

Let the excitement of the Christmas season shine brightly with our tiny Christmas tree, ensuring you fill every corner of your living space with Christmas cheer.

Fibre optic Christmas trees

Fibre optic Christmas tree, close up of the star decoration

Fibre optic Christmas trees are a space-saving, hassle-free option, with many forgoing the need for Christmas decorations entirely - their brightly-lit branches being a decoration in their own right!

Our fibre optic snowy Christmas trees are fantastic for bringing the cosiness of winter into homes. Pre-decorated with pine cones, berries, and LED-lights, white fibre optics make this Christmas tree twinkle beautifully.

Blossom Christmas trees

Blossom LED Christmas tree lights

Celebrate the festive season with our elegant blossom Christmas trees, perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

A blossom Christmas tree is a unique addition to your home this Christmas time and an excellent space saver too! Leave your blossom tree as it comes for a minimalistic look, or hang ornaments and Christmas decorations on your tree to bring more festive cheer into your home.

Factors to consider before buying

We all want our Christmas trees and festive decorations to be picture-perfect. Here are some things to consider to make sure everything looks as spectacular as can be come Christmastime!


Some trees come pre-lit or with built-in ornaments, while others offer a blank canvas for you to get creative. Add Christmas baubles, tinsel, beaded garlands, fairy lights, candy canes, and other decorations to suit your chosen aesthetic.

Lighting options

Consider the convenience of pre-lit trees with built-in lights or the flexibility of adding your own Christmas tree lights to personalise the look. Pre-lit trees offer ease and a uniform glow, while adding string or cluster lights allows you to customise the lighting according to personal tastes.

Storage and assembly

Check the tree's packaging and assembly process. Opt for trees that are easy to put together and take down with storage-friendly features. Christmas tree storage bags and boxes can also help conveniently protect your tree.

Size and height

Smaller spaces will generally look better with slimmer or shorter trees. If you choose a large or especially bushy tree, it may end up making your room feel cluttered.

To work out what size tree you need for your space, start by measuring the height and width of the area you plan to put it. Then, select a tree that is at least a foot shorter and narrower than your space. This will ensure it doesn’t feel overbearing once set up and decorated!

Real vs artificial: Which Christmas tree should you choose for a small space?

Artificial Christmas trees are by far the most flexible and convenient type of Christmas tree for small spaces. Our range has a fantastic selection - you can shop for Christmas trees by colour or Christmas trees by size, so you can choose the perfect one for your home.

Decorated fireplace and Christmas tree

Beyond aesthetics, artificial Christmas trees are easy to assemble and ultra-low maintenance, thanks to no pesky pine needles dropping onto your floor! 

Plus, investing in an artificial Christmas tree can actually prove more cost-effective and eco-friendly than buying a real tree each year. Instead of burning or taking a real tree to landfill once the festive period is over (both of which generate greenhouse gases), you can pack your artificial tree into its handy storage bag and reuse it year after year.

Really, the only thing an artificial tree can’t replicate is the earthy, comforting aroma of a natural pine or fir tree. But, if the smell of a real Christmas tree is non-negotiable in your household, a clever hack is to hang some pine-scented car air fresheners from the branches of your artificial tree to get the best of both worlds! 

You can hang scented sticks and decorations from your tree to further enhance the festive atmosphere. Things like cinnamon sticks, baubles filled with spices or potpourri, and candy canes are all delightful.

Find the perfect Christmas tree at Christmas Tree World

Your Christmas tree is your home's centrepiece during the festive season, so don’t let having limited space stop you from creating your perfect winter wonderland! 

Browse Christmas Tree World’s incredible selection of slim, half, small and miniature Christmas trees and buy online for fast, FREE UK delivery. 

Of course, no Christmas tree display is complete without lights and decorations. Find all the twinkling lights, baubles, wreaths, garlands and accessories you need for your artificial Christmas tree here.

Stuck for inspiration on how to decorate your tree, home or office for Christmas this year? Head over to the Christmas Tree World blog for the best festive ideas and DIY hacks that’ll have you feeling merry and bright in no time!


How do I know which small tree is best?

To choose the best small Christmas tree, consider how much space you have and the style that will complement your holiday decor best.

Additionally, you might want to consider how much storage space you have and how easy you’d like the setup to be. For example, some small Christmas trees come pre-lit, which can help if you’re short on decorating time.

Do I need to take fire safety precautions with my Christmas tree?

While high-quality artificial Christmas trees are incredibly safe, you should still follow certain best practices to avoid putting yourself or your guests in danger. Ensure none of the wiring on any tree lights or pre-lit trees is damaged, and avoid leaving them plugged in if you go out for extended periods. 

Also, decorate your tree evenly to prevent it from toppling onto any unsuspecting presents beneath!

Which trees are best for apartments?

Slim Christmas trees are ideal for apartments as they save valuable floor space while adding to your holiday decor. Potted Christmas trees are also brilliant options for flats, as you can place them on balconies, small corners, or even tabletops.

Which trees are best for office spaces?

The best tree for your office or workplace will depend on how much space you have available. Large or open-plan offices will benefit from taller trees, while smaller offices should choose a shorter or slimmer tree. Read more about the best Christmas trees for offices on our blog.