Sunday, November 17, 2019

Six Easy Christmas Tree Alternatives

Alternatives to Standard Christmas Trees


There are alternatives to putting up a fully decorated Christmas Tree. When time, health or motivation gets in the way of decorating the way you used to, check out these options:

1. Christmas Tree Art Drapes

You have to check these out; they're gorgeous. These drapes are full floor to ceiling curtains featuring 3D holiday scenes. The entire drapes are an art canvas, except instead of being on canvas, the art is on cloth. If you have a large window or sliding patio door, remove your existing drapes and put these up for the holidays. 

2. A Tabletop Christmas Tree

A tabletop tree is the easiest way to bring a little cheer into your home during the holidays. One of ReviewThisReviews writers, Dawn Rae, provides several creative suggestions here. Of course, tabletop trees can also be used to accessorize a fully decorated home. They also make an excellent hostess gift.

3. Freestanding Cardboard Christmas Trees
When you need a simpler
decorating plan

Of course, this particular choice is better utilized as party decor. However, there are several ways to incorporate cardboard trees into the home. For those who like to feature multiple trees but don't have the energy to go all out, these fun designs are an alternative. Also, you can use them as a way to add a safe festive feel to a child's room or playroom. 

4.  Christmas Tree Wall Decals

If you have a little more energy and enjoy decorating the walls, then you'll love this idea. Wall decal Christmas Trees are a fun way to add festive art to a room. When the holidays are over, simply remove them. Since they have more of an artsy animated look to them, they're ideal in a room where the kids tend to gather, even their bedroom. How nice would it be to read holiday bedtime stories with a fun Christmas Tree decal front and center in the little one's bedroom?

5. Pull Up Christmas Trees

These are an absolute must for people who don't have time for anything elaborate during the holidays! They fold completely flat into a storage bag. You may have to buy the storage bag separately. When the holiday season rolls around, unzip the bag and pull up the pre-lit, even pre-decorated Christmas Tree. That's right, most of them come fully decorated. A couple of these trees will eliminate a ton of work yet still give your home or office that lovely holiday feel.

6. Christmas Trees or Decor Featured on a Rug

If the wall, a tabletop, or draperies are out of the question, how about a bit of the holiday spirit on the floor? These holiday-themed area rugs feature various scenes that you can easily incorporate into your home. The nice thing about a carpet is the ease of taking it out and putting it away. Feature a festive rug in your foyer, one in the kitchen or living area, and add a small table-top tree or Christmas tree ornament, and your decorating is finished. You've decorated without a lot of effort. With a rug, there are no boxes to unpack or carry; store it in a closet or under a bed until the season is upon us.

As we get older, decorating the way we used to can become challenging. Our hearts may want to go all out, but our bodies won't let us. So don't hesitate to seek out something easier that works for you and your life. These days, there's something beautiful about going 'small.' It's like getting back to the basics and focusing on what Christmas is really about; love.



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6 comments:

  1. These are great ideas for decorating for Christmas on a small or limited basis. I've reached that point myself and thus appreciate these suggestions as simple ways to bring a bit of holiday cheer into my home.

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  2. I had no idea there was Christmas tree drapes! Love it!

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  3. Decorating for Christmas does seem to get harder every year! Having alternatives would certainly allow us to still make our homes festive without as much of the labor. These are all truly great ideas. Your pull-up tree was quite a temptation last year, and I already have the small tree from Dawn's post in my kitchen. So much easier!

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  4. Thank you for including my table top trees. That's my go-to decorating for years. But I have to say that I LOVE the curtains. I might go with that this year.

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  5. These ideas would have been perfect for my mother. She liked Christmas decorations that were easy to display. I think there are a lot of people who want holiday solutions that are quick and simple. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  6. The tradition of putting up, decorating and then taking down a Christmas tree often becomes more of a chore than a festive occasion for many people after the kids leave home, or when age makes the physical demands of this activity more difficult. I think these clever alternatives would appeal to a lot of people who want to decorate their homes for the holidays but are no longer up for a traditional tree. I also think some of these would be a great way to bring some holiday cheer to people in assisted living facilities or nursing homes!

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