My cottage has no room for an eight foot tree so I have several small Christmas trees and this year I am adding even smaller ones, in fact, I see the start of what could possibly become a collection.

Small trees should not be overlooked, grouped together they look effective and obviously take up limited space. Group different size trees on a side table, coffee table or mantelpiece. I bought two wee trees this year and I have been playing around with ideas to see how they might work with my theme of white and gold. If you want to start your own collection you could change the colour theme each year. Tip: Buy your trees and decorations in the Christmas sales for the following year as they will usually be half price. I bought these cute bottle brush trees recently from Bed Bath and Table.


More small tree inspiration…

Above: If you don’t have floor space for a tree, wrapping Rosemary around twigs to make this pretty tree is a novelty idea – Image via Make
Above: Paper trees – Via Seventy Nine Ideas who have some lovely ideas for paper trees – Photography Radostina for Soffa Magazine
Above: An adorable Christmas cake covered in white sprinkles and decorated with simple bottle brush trees – Image spotted on Pinterest
Make this Chocolate Christmas Cake from Ricardo Cuisine. Look for the the option at the top left hand side to change the language to English
Above: Miniature bottle brush trees in a whimsical table setting, more pretty images of this table setting can be seen at Cocoa and Kelly. If you have some time on your hands and want to make your own bottle brush trees, I found a tutorial on making vintage style bottle brush trees at Little Pink Houses
Decorating for Christmas can be fun, play around with your ideas until you think they look right. Don’t just limit your Christmas decor to your living area, bring a little Christmas cheer to your bedrooms too, especially if you are having guests stay over the holidays. If you want extra inspiration you might want to get a copy of Sandra Kaminski’s book, Christmas at Home which I featured on the blog last year. Sandra’s book is chock full of beautiful images of decorating ideas.