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25 ways to give your decor a new life this spring

It's time to roll up the winter rugs, throw open your windows and replace those faux-fur pillows with decidedly fresher patterns and shades (tangerine, anyone?). Here are 25 easy-to-introduce, high-impact furnishings and accessories guaranteed to lighten up all spaces

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Provide pop (literally, if you wish) to any brunch or barbecue with this colourful bevvy dispenser as sunny as the season. Glass beverage dispenser, $70 at HomeSense (www.homesense.ca).

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Crackle-finish dishes in a cool Mediterranean blue are sure to enliven your tabletop. Reactive dinnerware, $4 to $5 per piece at HomeSense.

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As chic as they are practical, decorative boxes both dress up bookshelves and other surfaces and hide remotes from view. 1212 glass stacking boxes in Tiffany Blue, $115 to $210 through www.1212decor.com.

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Let the delicate fragrance of a beautifully scented (and packaged) candle waft through your living space. Ventilo candles, $59.95 each at Putti (416-972-7652).

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Get organized – stylishly – with a sage-green kitchen cart that could easily do double duty in the bathroom. Raskog trolley, $70 at IKEA (www.ikea.ca).

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Juice up a front hall, den or terrace with a lemony-yellow pleated Lucite chair suitable for use indoors and out. Kartell’s Frilly chair, $329 at Quasi Modo Modern (www.quasimodomodern.com).

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The base of this petite and colourful glass lamp folds over itself to create a charming integrated shade. Gavik table lamp in green, $15 at IKEA (www.ikea.ca).

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A single lamp in high-fired porcelain will add personality in spades to a bedside table or console. Jonathan Adler large Carnaby Waves lamp in Pink, $295 through www.jonathanadler.com.

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Bring a bit of preppie elegance to your dining table with handsome cotton napkins sporting oversized plaid motifs. Williams-Sonoma spring vintage plaid napkins, $30 for set of 4 through www.williams-sonoma.ca.

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A vividly patterned settee makes a striking focal point. Settee, $500 at HomeSense (www.homesense.ca).

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Bold and boho chic, these sheet sets pair perfectly with a crisp white duvet cover. PB Teen Petal Medallion bedding, from $41 through www.pbteen.com.

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Make cocktail hour livelier than usual with a heavy-duty tray in a punchy pattern. Jonathan Adler Positano melamine serving tray, $48 through www.jonathanadler.com.

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Silver leaf and marble veining add depth to this elegant side table. Silver Leaf Havaland table, $780 through www.dwell.com.

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Snap up some restyled vintage lighting from blogger and designer Lia Fagan (or ask her to customize a lamp just for you). Nico Twins restyled vintage lamp, $450 per pair through Mod Pieces (www.modpieces.ca).

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Classic zebra print gets updated in bold yellow … and with actual zebras! Dwell zebra pillow in Citrine, $72 through www.dwell.com.

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