Decorating for the holidays is one of life's simplest pleasures. Transforming your space into a festive wonderland is so much fun, but it can also be a little stressful and overwhelming - especially when you're tempted to buy literally every single thing (us). But there are ways to make it feel less like work and more like the fun activity you remember from your childhood.
POPSUGAR spoke with Megaan Pelaar, an interior designer and real estate agent, who stressed the importance of keeping things light. "The holiday season is all about sparking that joy in you," she said. "You spend a lot of time in your home, so helping it bring you happiness and warmth will help you have a better holiday season." We couldn't agree more. Keep reading for her tips and tricks on how to decorate with joy like an interior designer.