A traditional Christmas tree dressed in red, gold and vintage decorations is a magical sight to behold. But if you’re a little less traditional, don’t feel the need to abide by the usual Christmas tree decor. There are plenty of stunning alternatives out there, whether you’re looking for something quirky and clever, clean and modern or just over-the-top bright and colorful. Keep on scrolling to check out some of our faves.
1. Branch Tree: Bare branch trees make for an awesome modern alternative. Go bold with geometric shapes and a bright paper garland, or keep it simple with a few of your most-prized ornaments. (via Rebecca June)
2. DIY Pom Pom Tree: Whoever said paper pom poms were only for wedding decor sure as heck never saw this tree. Throw in some balloons, paper tassels and colored pom poms for a bright and playful tree this year. (via Sugar and Cloth)
4. Minimal Wood Tree ($320): Never worry about ornament spacing again thanks to the pre-measured and pre-cut branches and twigs of this sapling tree.
7. Photo Tree: Build a tree of memories this year with your fave insta photos. Because who needs a tower of pine and lights when you can showcase those near and dear to you instead? Add some ornaments and a sparkly “tree” topper for that finishing touch. (via Emily Henderson)
11. Bucket Tree: Stick a tiny sapling in a bucket and prop it up on a table for a cute and cheery tree that brings some playfulness to any room. Decorate it with some metallic geometric ornaments or leave it bare for a clean look. (via Dreamy Whites)
15. Ladder Tree: Have a ladder hangin’ out in your garage? Dress it up and put it in your living room for an eclectic Christmas tree. Don’t forget to slap on a string or two of lights to make this towering beauty shine. (via Hot Pod)
16. Wooden Christmas Tree: Stack your presents nicely this year thanks to the clean design and shape of this Christmas tree alternative. Add a coat of bright paint to make this really stand out. (via Varpunen)
Which of these modern Christmas tree alternatives will make it into your home this year? Tell us in the comments!