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Spring Fake-Out!

Skip the weekend-ruining spring-cleaning and try these 16 sneaky spruce-ups instead. Instant spring!

By Dorothy Foltz-Gray

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Spring Fake-Out: Welcome!

Take 10 minutes away from your garden planning and do something little that has a huge impact: "For a spring update, I always recommend a new doormat or entry area rug," says interior designer Karen A. Carpino, owner of Karen Carpino Design in Chicago. "Sometimes we stop seeing everyday eyesores that are right in front of us—like that winter-weary doormat." Changing it out is a cinch: Inexpensive options in cheery colors and designs are as close as your nearest discount store.

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