If minimalist style is your thing, there are ways to make your holiday decorations reflect your sleek, modern decor. Try these Incredibly Chic Modern Minimalist Christmas Trees as inspiration (they're also alternatives to christmas tree stands!
Bedrooms on a Budget: Our 24 Favorites. Some great ideas for bedroom decor. "I like the idea of incorporating one end of the dresser as night stand". Makes the bedroom look larger. I may try this in new apt.