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Feng Shui For Dummies

Published 09-11-2019

<p><b>Benefit from the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui</b><b> </b></p> <p>Take a look around you. What do you see? Whether or not you're aware of it, your environment profoundly affects your health, wealth, family life, relationship, and yes, even your destiny. </p> <p>Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. Now, <i>Feng Shui For Dummies, 2nd Edition</i> shows you how you can apply Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle) in order to achieve a better life.</p> <ul> <li>Principles are explained in an easy-to-understand language</li> <li>Practical tips show you how to incorporate the traditions of Feng Shui to your everyday life</li> <li>Before-and-after illustrations and full-color photos of real-life Feng Shui makeovers in an all-new 8-page color insert </li> </ul> <p>Free of technical jargon and brimming with practical tips and advice, <i>Feng Shui For Dummies</i> shows you how to feel and access the energy of your environment and create harmony and happiness in your life.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><i>P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Feng Shui For Dummies (9780470769324). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics! .</p>

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Home Decorating For Dummies

Published 10-31-2003

Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can&#8217;t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said &#8220;yes&#8221; to any of these questions, you&#8217;ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. <p><i>Home Decorating For Dummies,</i> 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including:</p> <ul> <li>First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start?</li> <li>Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you&#8217;ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh.</li> <li>Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed!</li> <li>And anyone else who loves decorating. Don&#8217;t forget: Imagination counts.</li> </ul> <p>Each part of <i>Home Decorating For Dummies,</i> deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on</p> <ul> <li>Basic planning&#160;&#8211;&#160;where to begin when you want to start decorating</li> <li>Creating surface interest&#160;&#8211;&#160;the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them</li> <li>Creating backgrounds&#160;&#8211;&#160;what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls</li> <li>Tackling tough rooms&#160;&#8211;&#160;how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements</li> <li>Accessorizing with art and other stuff&#160;&#8211;&#160;adding the final flourishes to every space in your place</li> </ul> <p><i>Home Decorating For Dummies,</i> 2nd Edition contains all the basics&#160;&#8211;&#160;including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.</p>

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