There’s something truly magical about a big Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments. It can bring us back to our childhood, when the spirit of Christmas is at its purest, and make us feel joyful and hopeful again.
Nevertheless, most of us these days live in small apartments that would never even dream of fitting a big Christmas tree, so, in order to get in the holiday spirit and decorate our place a little, we have to make do with what we have and get creative with a smaller tree.
The idea of a small Christmas tree might not sound as exciting to people who are used to the big trees our parents used to buy, but a quick search on the internet will reveal that plenty of people are choosing to go small with their tree and do the holiday season in a more reduced scale.
For some, the reason is simply that they don’t have enough room for a big tree, but for many others, the reason is that they prefer a minimalist aesthetic, which famously preaches that “less is more.”
Now, when we say minimalist, we’re not saying that you’ll have a sad, little tree without any ornaments or lights just thrown in a corner as though it were an afterthought. No, when we say minimalist, we mean a tree that packs all the beauty and magic of a bigger tree in less space, leaving more room in your apartment for everything else.
You’re certainly free to choose how you want to decorate your small tree, but, in keeping with the minimalist aesthetic, here are a few pictures that’ll serve as inspiration to try embracing “less is more” with your ornaments. The space limitation will force you to get creative, so no matter what you end up doing with your tree, it’ll look different from any other you’ve ever had, and it will probably give your guests lots to talk about when you bring them over for dinner during the holidays.
Here are a few pictures that show that Christmas isn’t about “go big or go home.” You can also go small and experience all the magic and wonder of the holidays with a small Christmas tree.