Ideas + Inspiration

Not-Your-Average Modern Christmas Trees

Not everyone has the space or desire for a live green Christmas tree or even an artificial one. Perhaps you’re more into sleek modern decor or maybe you’re a minimalist. If you’re looking for something different this year, check out Modern Christmas Trees, which was launched in 2011. Besides being visually stunning, the trees are practical as they don’t shed needles and they take up little room when it’s time to pack them up. Plus, the tree only weighs 15 lbs. with all the ornaments attached which is barely a fraction of what other trees weigh.

Modern Pearl Tree With Matte Silver Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees
Modern Pearl Tree With Matte Silver Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees

From Modern Christmas Trees, the Modern Pearl Tree With Matte Silver Ornaments is a dazzling way to take the plunge into contemporary Christmas decor. The lightweight, monochromatic tree attaches to the ceiling and forms a tree-shaped silhouette with a series of concentric acrylic rings. Included with the flat-packed tree is a collection of crystals and matte silver ball ornaments to decorate each layer. Along with the ornaments, a motorized mirror ball and LED lamp come with it to create a glimmering shine when turned on.

Pearl Half Tree With Matte Silver Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees
Pearl Half Tree With Matte Silver Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees

We don’t all have a large space to fit a massive tree and Modern Christmas Trees thought about that and designed the Pearl Half Tree With Matte Silver Ball Ornaments. You still get the same effect as the tree above, but at a slimmed down size, which is perfect for smaller rooms. This tree hangs from the ceiling and then rests against the wall thanks to the cut rings. The crystals and glass ball ornaments will now cast shadows not only around the room, but on the wall it’s up against.

Modern Pearl Tree With Shiny Red Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees
Modern Pearl Tree With Shiny Red Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees

The Modern Pearl Tree With Shiny Red Ornaments comes with chandelier crystals and red glass globe ornaments, which add a bold, colorful statement to the clear acrylic frame.  The motorized mirror ball and LED light provide a reflecting illumination that spreads shadow patterns around the room.

New Pearl Half Tree With Shiny Red Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees
New Pearl Half Tree With Shiny Red Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees

Another space saving option, the New Pearl Half Tree With Shiny Red Ball Ornaments hangs against the wall cutting down on the amount of room needed to hang a tree. The illuminated design is a shimmering standout that will make any interior feel festive.

Modern Ruby Tree With Silver Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees
Modern Ruby Tree With Silver Ball Ornaments by Modern Christmas Trees

Taking it up another notch is the Modern Ruby Tree With Silver Ball Ornaments. Instead of the clear acrylic rings, this tree has ruby red rings that shine circles of light around the floor and ceiling and they’re paired with crystals and silver ball ornaments for extra sparkle.

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Caroline Williamson

Caroline Williamson

Caroline Williamson is the Managing Editor of the modern design blog Design Milk. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD, she moved to Los Angeles and completely submerged herself into the world of design. If she had any free time, she'd spend it painting, drawing, and maybe taking a nap.

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