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Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, are pink flowers that grow from ornamental cherry trees, and they are the national flower of Japan. There, you will find cherry blossoms all over the place. Different ones grow throughout different seasons there, but here, bright abundant flowers like cherry blossoms are most prominent during the springtime. We have the Japanese to thank for many of the cherry blossoms we have here in the U.S. The flower is so important to them, they have celebrated the blooming of cherry trees for centuries. In 1912, Japan gifted our country with several cherry blossom trees that they planted around the capital. It was a gift that symbolizes friendship between our two countries. 

The gift of cherry blossoms means a lot considering how important they are to the Japanese people. For them, cherry blossoms symbolize a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. This is because of how short a lifespan these flowers have. They are the most beautiful around two weeks after they bloom, and do not last for much longer after that. These trees will spend most of their time being green, and so it’s a big deal when the gorgeous, pink flowers are out in full display. 

In Japanese culture, people have cherry blossom parties to celebrate the flowers. They have these parties with friends, family, and even work colleagues. They have barbecues and enjoy food and drinks directly under the cherry blossoms outside. This tradition is called “hanami,” which means “watching blossoms.” In Japan, you’ll find cherry blossom trees crowded with people who are out to celebrate. 

Cherry blossoms are not as popular of a phenomenon here, but you can always celebrate their beauty on your own! You might not easily come across them in your town, but you can always surround yourself with their image. Cherry blossoms make for the perfect spring decor. They are the best way to bring Japanese inspired dorm decor into your room. When your room’s style is inspired by these beautiful plants, your dorm room will reflect the beauty of spring. Here are some ideas for how you can let cherry blossoms inspire your room decor this spring!

Faux Cherry Blossom Plants 

Faux plants may not be real, but can look just as beautiful as real ones do. 

These cherry blossom flowers may look real, but they aren’t. Image courtesy of Pinterest

Cherry blossom inspired design will surely improve a space, and cherry blossom plants will really make a place feel like spring. Cherry blossoms will look amazing if used around your dorm room. Real cherry blossoms can’t be used for decor since they don’t last very long. Picking up faux cherry blossoms will make it so you can have beautiful cherry blossoms in your dorm room throughout the school year. You can place cherry blossoms wherever you would place any plant life. They will brighten up your dorm room from any location. 

Cherry blossoms would look great on your windowsill, on your desk, and even on the ground when placed in the right corner. They will look especially good if placed in nice vases that complement them. Soft pink and white vases will be ideal for displaying these plants, but they will look awesome in a container of any color. And there is no limit to how many you can put in your room. Since they aren’t actual plants, you won’t have to worry about the maintenance. 

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns make great art pieces and light fixtures. 

These lanterns look good and can be easily created despite a person’s skill level. Image courtesy of Laughing Kids Learn

Paper lanterns are a fun way to show off cool light fixtures with cherry blossom designs. Paper lanterns have been used as decoration in Japanese homes for centuries now. They can be found with many different designs, including cherry blossom design patterns. They can be placed on top of a surface, or they can be used to hang from different fixtures. 

Paper lanterns can be bought, or they can be made. The process of making them is quite simple. A paper lantern is made up of paper and wires. You can get all the parts and easily put them together to form a lantern. It doesn’t take much. Lantern parts can be found separately and found sold together. 

You can also paint the cherry blossoms on yourself. The picture doesn’t have to be too complicated. You can draw jagged lines for the branches and dots to make up the flowers. A paintbrush is a useful tool for drawing thin branches, but when it comes to the flower buds, they will look great done with a paintbrush or with your fingers. Adding little light sources inside of the lanterns will make a really great style choice. If you turn out the lights, you will get a nice, dim glow that matches the color of your lanterns. 

Wall Decals

Adding simple wall stickers can make a huge difference in a wall’s appearance. 

Patterns that mimic cherry blossoms will add lots of character to your dorm room’s walls. You can have cherry blossom patterns added to your walls with cherry blossom wall stickers. Cherry blossom wall stickers will add a lot of character to your room. They are also easy to put on and to remove when you need to. It doesn’t take much hassle to use wall stickers, but they still make a huge impact. 

Cherry blossom wall stickers can fit in anywhere in your dorm room. Place them on the wall behind your bed or the wall behind your desk. You can place them onto multiple walls and have your room look like a cherry blossom forest. Match up the rest of the items in your room to these wall decals. Purchasing pink and white items to fill your room with will go really well with the walls. Or you can go with earth colors like green, which works really well with the color pink. 

This pink tapestry from OCM will go well with your cherry blossom themed dorm room. This will add the colors pink and white to a large portion of your room. It will be the first thing someone’s eye will be drawn to when they enter your dorm room. 

Door Wreath 

Your doorway can manage to make a big impression. 

This is a good image to welcome visitors into your home with. Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Welcome your classmates into your space with pretty spring flowers! A wreath is a very welcoming decoration. It will make your dorm room stand out in the hallway and give your visitors a glimpse of something pretty before they enter your abode. It will set the mood for your space and may clue people in that they will be entering a springtime sanctuary before they even walk in. 

A wreath is something that you can either purchase or create yourself. They are certainly easy to make. All you will need to create one are faux cherry blossom stems, faux cherry blossom flowers, wire clippers, scissors, and ribbons. The main part of the wreath will be the wreath form, something you can find for very cheap prices. You will need to tuck the wire and the flowers into the wreath form to make the design of your choice. You just have to cover it so that none of the underwire shows. The finished product should look like an abundance of stems and flowers. 

This wreath will certainly look good hanging outside your door, but it would also look amazing hanging inside of your dorm room. You can hang it on the inside of your door or anywhere on your walls. You can really put a wreath up anywhere. Try creating multiple wreaths to hang in different places!

This ruffled pink comforter from OCM will make your room look even more soft and elegant than plain pink sheets would. This comforter comes with a matching pillow set. The ruffles have a flowery look to them that vaguely resemble pink flower petals. It adds some fun character to your bed, and the fabric is soft and comfortable. 

Pink and White 

Pink and white are soft colors that look amazing when paired together. 

This room has the right theme to represent the springtime. Image courtesy of Prada & Pearls

Cherry blossoms have a pretty combination of colors. Pink is a very beloved color that is a favorite for many. Cherry blossom inspired style doesn’t have to include actual cherry blossoms, it can be done using cherry blossom colors. These plants are a pretty combination of pink and white, and the beauty of it is something that has earned the flower so much reverence. 

Pink and white are colors that go very well together. These colors are known to be soft and feminine, and can easily combine to create a strong spring time vibe. All you have to do is outfit your dorm room with primarily pink and white items. Anything can be either pink or white, but you have to balance out the colors on some level. 

This is your chance to find and use lots of different pink accessories. Some of your main items like rugs and bedding should already be pink if you’re aiming for this look, but it can be even more fun to add as much of this color to your room as you may feel like adding. You can find pink storage boxes, organizers, baskets, mouse pads, and notebooks. Go ahead and fill your room with cherry blossom colors!

This pink decorative throw pillow from OCM will add a pop of pink onto your bedroom or your seating area. It is soft and fluffy, and will bring you lots of comfort. You can get multiples if they are needed to achieve the right look. It will be comfortable enough to rest on and look good enough to simply be used for decoration. 

Room Divider

Room dividers can be functional, used as decoration, or both. 

Room dividers play a big part in traditional Japanese home design. In Japan, room dividers are called shoji screens. They are used as doors and as room dividers. You can often see these screens in Japanese in Japanese media or in Japanese style homes. It became a popular style choice many centuries ago, and still remains popular today. You can easily incorporate this style into your dorm room. Using thin dividers can be a good idea for a small space, especially when you have a roommate. Dividers can give the impression of separate spaces when you live in a single room. 

These room dividers are often decorated with images of cherry blossoms. It will be easy to find cherry blossom styles because of how common they are when it comes to room dividers. Room dividers are about as closely associated with Japanese culture as cherry blossoms are. 

There are a few different ways that you can use a room divider as decoration. One way is to use it as a wall decoration. You can place a divider against your wall and behind your other furnishings. It would look good behind your headboard and also behind your desk. Another way to display a room divider is to use it to actually separate a space. You can keep it in between yours and your roommate’s space, or simply use it to separate different parts of your own space, like your desk and your bed. 

Cherry blossoms are an important part of Japanese culture and are even beloved by many  Americans. While you might need to travel to Japan or even to Washington D.C. to see an abundance of cherry blossom trees out in nature, you can easily bring their beauty into your dorm room. You’ll be reminded of spring every time you step into your living space.