Incorporating cherry blossoms into your decorations can add the spirit of Hanami to your space. Hanami is the Japanese tradition of honoring the cherry blossom season. Hanami begins with the appearance of the first cherry blossom bud and goes for a month or so until all of the blossoms have fallen from the cherry trees. The cherry blossom season encourages people to pause from their hectic lives so they can appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossom while it lasts.Cherry blossoms bring beauty to every room and serve as an excellent reminder to never take such beauty for granted.
Cherry blossoms make excellent decorations for Japanese-style weddings. Keeping in mind that cherry blossoms are expensive, you can use high-quality silk cherry blossoms that can be purchased at your local hobby or silk flower store. You can add a cherry blossom decorative element to your wedding invitations by including cherry blossom pedals in your invites. Cherry blossom pedals can also be sprinkled along the floor of the aisle you will be walking down. Instead of a guest book, you send your best thoughts and wishes to your guests through a cherry blossom, giving tree. Cherry blossom giving trees use real or fake cherry blossom branches to display pieces of paper with written wishes and thoughts. Your guests collect their paper wish from the decorative giving tree as they enter your wedding.
Cherry blossoms also add a calming and relaxing design element to your bedroom space. For more privacy in your bedroom, you can use Japanese dividing screens painted with cherry blossoms to decorate your space. You can also decorate your bed stand or vanity table with a vase filled with cherry blossom branches. Keep in mind that you will want to use a simple vase to hold your cherry blossoms. An ornate vase will distract from the simple beauty of the cherry blossom branch. Cherry blossom paintings and photographs can also add a calming and beautiful design element to your bedroom space. Simply framed photographs or paintings of the Hanami will give your room beauty as well as symbolic meaning. Cherry blossom artwork will also compliment a Japanese-style room and go well with platform beds and other Asian design elements.
In addition to looking great, cherry blossoms also smell wonderful. You can use cherry blossom soaps, oils and perfumes in your bathroom to add a wonderful smell and eye appeal to your bathroom space. To fully tie your cherry blossom decorations into your bathroom space, you can accent your soaps with hand towels decorated with cherry blossom patterns. You can also place a two cherry blossom branches into a small vase to keep on the counter next to your sink. If you use live cherry blossoms in the vase, keep in mind they will not last long. You may want to use silk cherry blossom flowers and add a touch of cherry blossom oil or perfume to the silk to give them their signature smell.
However you choose to incorporate cherry blossoms into your decor, it will be a great reminder to slow down and smell the flowers.