Feng Shui and Artificial Cherry Blossom
If, like us, you're obsessed with your home and home decor, you may have heard of Feng Shui. Far from a new trend, Feng Shui has its roots in ancient Chinese tradition, but its influence has spread into Western culture more recently. Simply put, Feng Shui is the art of arranging buildings, objects and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance. The goal is to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
Flowers & Feng Shui
While we're not claiming to be Feng Shui experts, there is one aspect that we would like to discuss. Flower arrangements - or to be more specific, silk artificial flowers. The rules of Feng Shui claim that while alive flowers are the best choice for your home, images of flowers or high quality silk flowers are often used in Feng Shui, too. Indeed, silk flowers are more life-like and realistic than you may think, and when paired with a vase make beautiful indoor arrangements, perfect for when you want to decorate. Artificial flowers also have countless other benefits such as price, more colour options and others that you can read about in our 6 benefits of faux flowers blog.
In Feng Shui, flowers offer far more than just being pretty and adding colour to a room. As well as the energy of beauty and grace, flowers also bring a flourishing, good luck and numerous blessings to any home. Attention is paid to colors and symbolism of specific flowers. Throughout this blog, we're focusing on the symbolism of one flower in particular: cherry blossom. (Psst.. check out Contempee's silk cherry blossom branches, perfect for spring)
Pictured: Pink Cherry Blossom in Mya Vase.
Cherry Blossom Symbolism
While cherry blossoms are more commonly associated with Japan, these gorgeous flowers held significance in China too. In Chinese tradition, cherry blossoms symbolise feminine power, mystique and beauty. "The cherry blossom signifies power in China, and according to the Chinese culture, it is also a symbol of feminine dominance. It indicates female beauty and sexuality. Its meaning in China according to the language of herbs is love. Therefore, it is often gifted as a symbol of life in this country."  Cherry blossoms have always been used to bring the energy of new beginnings, a sense of freshness and innocence, and the image of cherry blossoms is used as a love & marriage cure, as well as a feng shui cure for health. With that said, it's worth noting that our cherry blossom artificial flowers make a great gift (even a wedding gift) for the women in your life! We have white cherry blossom and pink cherry blossom branches to choose from.
Pictured: pink cherry blossom and white blossom both shown in Glass Balloon vase.
Cherry Blossom Artificial Flowers
The sad thing about cherry blossom is that the branches only bloom for roughly one to two weeks in spring, and their gorgeous flowers are gone as quick as they came not giving us much time to enjoy them. As beautiful as they are, an artificial cherry blossom tree can be impractical and so artificial cherry blossom branches tend to work best indoors. That's why silk cherry blossom branches are becoming so popular, but they can be hard to find. Contempee have branches that look life-like, realistic and gorgeous, allowing you to view the beautiful cherry blossom flower for longer than those fleeting few weeks.
Contempee launched their own cherry blossom artificial flowers back in 2022 and there's been purchase after purchase ever since. We have white cherry blossom and three tones of pink cherry blossom branches to choose from or mix a few of each variety. Each set comes with 3 blossom branches, and the stems have multiple cherry flowers for a natural look. Our cherry blossom branches are made of silk with plastic stems to ensure they look more life-like than fake, and we recommend pairing them with our Glass Balloon Vase or Mya Vase for the best look. 3 cherry blossom stems is plenty to fill our vases, as there are so many artificial flowers on each stem.
Here at Contempee, we are passionate about realistic, artificial flowers, and to let you in on a little secret, our cherry blossom artificial flowers are one of our favourites - we just love this product! The blossom branches are perfect for spring and summer, adding a light and airy touch. You can order our silk cherry blossom branches over on our site but if you're still not convinced, you can read some of our customer reviews and feedback below.
Reviews of our cherry blossom branches
We have plenty of pleased customers who love our artificial blossom and vase combinations. We've included a variety of our reviews below.
"Love my faux cherry flowers in a vase. Looks real, feels real, adds so much character to my living room and it’s only 1 item! Well recommended" - Paul R. Artificial Cherry Blossom branches in Fuschia Pink. Shown with our Glass Balloon Vase. (pink cherry blossom)
"Absolutely love my purchases I will definitely be ordering again x" - Rachael N.
So whether you're Feng Shui-ing your house or not, artificial flowers such as our cherry blossom stems make a great addition to your decor. Cherry blossoms are some of the most beautiful flowers, and combining their beauty with the benefits of artificial flowers make them a pretty perfect accessory. Our cherry blossom stems are priced at just £24.99, and thanks to the high silk quality they last for years. We have three tones of pink cherry blossom branches to choose from, soft pink, neutral pink and fucshia. If pink cherry blossom just isn't your thing, we also have a pretty white color - perfect to match any home. For 10% off your first order, sign up to our newsletter! We will then send you a code that you can add at checkout for 10% off the product!