I am excited to announce that throughout the month of April I will the Guest Editor for E! Online’s The Trend! For my second post, I put together this blog about simple ways to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere in your home! Here’s a sneak peek of my newest post…

There’s a reason why someone thought up the phrase, “Home Sweet Home.” Your home is the primary place where you live, eat, learn, love, and grow. Not only should your decor reflect your personality and taste, it should present you with a space that is stylish and comfortable as well. I have always loved discovering simple and inexpensive tricks for brightening up my décor, and today I’m going to share a few ways to do just that. Without further ado, here are three ways to add a special touch to your home…

1. Hang your frames.
Don’t let a blank canvas go to waste! Go ahead and hang your art and photos on the walls for a splash of life and color. And if you are noticing that your framed pieces are beginning to pile up, try making a wall collage. (Just be sure to read my tips first by clicking here!)

2. Add punchy pillows.
One of the easiest ways to instantly update your décor is by investing in a few new accent pillows. Whether your bed is in need of a little boost or the couch could use a makeover, throw pillows have the ability to change the entire look of the room. Opt for a colorful cluster of different shapes and sizes this spring. Chances are the change will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed.

Click here to read my third tip!

XO Lauren

Photo: Kohl’s