Having a Christmas tree during the holidays might seem impossible if you live in a small spaceā€”or on a budget! The gals from The Merrythought, a lifestyle site devoted to simple living, are here to prove otherwise. Using a basket rather than a tree skirt and a small tree rather than a large one, you can get your home into the holiday spirit without hogging space or breaking the bank. Check out Caitlin and Manda’s tips for getting this Scandinavian-Chic look for your own home below!

West Elm + The Merrythought - Scandinavian Christmas Tree Styling

1. Place a plastic bucket upside-down in your basket to provide a base for your tree. Unlike filling the basket with gravel, this will keep the entire feature light enough to move around as needed.

West Elm + The Merrythought - Scandinavian Christmas Tree Styling

2. With your tree attached to a small stand, pop it on top of the bucket in your basket!

West Elm + The Merrythought - Scandinavian Christmas Tree Styling

3. Surround the bottom of the tree with a blanket (we think our Faux Fur Sheepskin works great!) and accessorize with a few lights or ornaments.

West Elm + The Merrythought - Scandinavian Christmas Tree Styling

4. Surround with presents and you’re good-to-go!

West Elm + The Merrythought - Scandinavian Christmas Tree Styling

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Kim

November 25, 2015

Love this!! But how do you water it?

Debra

November 25, 2015

Is this basket from west elm? If so, what is it called?

Maxwell Tielman

November 27, 2015

It’s not, but we do sell similar ones! Check out our basket assortment here!

Jena

November 26, 2015

Inspiration

Katrina Tenedora

November 3, 2016

How tall is this tree? I’m looking for an artificial one just like it! I think your idea is so simple and beautiful!

Nancy

November 4, 2016

How do u water this tree in the basket

Rach

November 17, 2016

Beautiful! What size is the tree? 3ft 4ft?

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