12 Faux Christmas Trees That’ll Fit in Your Tiny Apartment

updated Nov 15, 2023
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Whether you’ve been putting off putting up your holiday decorations or you’ve been playing Mariah Carey’s Christmas album since Nov. 1, for those who celebrate Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about a tree. While real trees are non-negotiable for some people, there are plenty of perks in investing in a fake tree — especially if you have kids or pets. Speaking as someone who grew up with a faux tree, they require less maintenance, are much safer, and nowadays they look more authentic than ever. And if you live in a small space, there are tons of miniature options out there that still pack plenty of holiday spirit. We rounded up some of our favorite small faux Christmas trees below — perfect for even the tiniest of spaces — that are getting us in a festive mood (yes, I’m writing this while listening to the Nutcracker soundtrack).

Do you have a tiny tree you swear by? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite picks in the comments below!

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was $144.99

Prefer a tree with a bit more personality? This rose gold tinsel tree is a sparkling alternative that isn’t at all tacky. The four-foot-tall option is perfect for small spaces, and the eye-catching design means that it won’t go unnoticed. It also comes with lights, so setting it up is totally easy.

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Home Depot

This three-foot-tree looks remarkably real and will last you year after year. The crush-resistant branch tips are modeled after a real tree to give an authentic appearance that won't get crushed when you store it. Skip the fuss of hanging lights – they're already prestrung.

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was $140.30

Another pre-lit option, this adorable alpine tree is perfect for adding sparkle and style to smaller spaces. It's lightweight, which means it's easy to move around and store, and we love the longer branches that give it a farmhouse holiday vibe.

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was $69.99

It’s never a bad idea to start your search (for anything!) on Amazon. This classic option is highly rated and comes in multiple sizes for a variety of spaces. It’s a slimmer option compared to the popular fuller shapes, making it ideal for tight spaces — especially if you don’t want to sacrifice height. It’s not pre-lit, but that just means you can deck it out just like you would if it were real.

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We’re obsessed with this adorable four-foot balsam tree. Place it in a nook or on a table for a chic yet authentic Christmas vibe. At just 3.98 lbs., this light tree is perfect for apartment dwellers.

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was $269.99

Do you have a room with high ceilings but not a lot of floor space? This long and lean pre-lit artificial tree is perfect for those tight spots. Pre-strung with 600 lights and boasting a cashmere finish on its branch tips, this tree makes compact look classy.

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Pottery Barn

Another tiny tree that stands out for its unique color, this tinsel tree comes in rose gold and silver. The four-foot-tall option is perfect for setting up in a corner or on a table, and it comes pre-lit for easy setup. Just add some tiny ornaments and a small tree skirt, and you’re good to go. (Want more options? Pottery Barn has a pretty impressive faux tree selection that includes all sizes and shapes.)

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West Elm
was $65.00

Whether you’re looking for an understated centerpiece or a small tree to put next to your fireplace, this simple tree from West Elm is exactly what you need. The unlit design and burlap base give it the ultimate charm, creating the perfect holiday atmosphere.

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Joss & Main
was $216.00

Slender trees don’t have to be sparse. This faux tree from Joss & Main is full yet slim enough for your small space, and its classic style means you’ll want to use it again for years. It's available in four sizes (6.5 feet, 7.5 feet, 9 feet, and 12 feet) and it comes with lights. Add your own ornaments, or leave it bare for a minimalist look.

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Terrain has a mix of faux and real trees, but the bigger ones can get pricey, so we recommend focusing on the smaller (and less expensive) options. This snowy tabletop tree is perfect for completing your holiday dinner tablescape or for greeting guests at your entry. Plus, it's battery-powered, so you don’t even have to worry about having an outlet nearby.

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Pottery Barn

A slightly sparser member of the slender tree family, this find from Pottery Barn is designed to look like a tree you’d find on a mountaintop. It’s available in five- and six-foot options, which is great for people who have low ceilings but want something a bit larger than the standard four- and 4.5-foot faux trees.

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Looking to hop onto the black Christmas tree trend? Treetopia's the brand to check out. Perfect for small spaces, their Basics tree is super slim and available in a range of colors, including black — which is a trend with real staying power. It’s available in four-, six-, and seven, and eight-foot variations, and it comes pre-strung with lights.