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!
DIY Hama or Perler Bead Ornaments. Top Photo: Heart Ornaments from Craft and Creativity here. Bottom Photo: Snowflake Ornaments from heodeza here (plus a link to snowflake templates). Perler Beads are.