Lilies are wonderfully versatile flowers, and are great for decorating. Perfect for adding country flair to a simple kitchen or decorating a modern, upscale event, lilies are available in a wide range of colors and types. They also pair well with many other flowers and are readily available and fairly inexpensive.
Calla lilies are incredibly elegant, understated flowers that are perfect for decorating important events such as weddings, dances and conferences. Available in a wide range of colors, including orange, white, red and pink, these flowers look best alone in large bunches. To create beautiful calla lily centerpiece, arrange six or more short-stemmed calla lilies in a square glass vase half full of water. Fill until a full look is achieved. Outline with tea lights for an evening event.
Asiatic lilies, also called tigerlilies, are a popular wildflower and garden perennial. If you're sensitive to pollen, it's not wise to bring these indoors, but if you're not, they make one of the loveliest fresh bouquets. In a tall vase half filled with water, arrange several fresh cut lilies. Pair with daisies, tickseed, eucalyptus sprigs and various grasses until full and frilly. Finish by tying a lace ribbon around the vase for country charm.
Peace lilies are a popular houseplant featuring green foliage and sparse white, red or pink flowers. Since they grow well in partial shade, they're commonly used in areas of the home that receive little natural light. Decorate your home with a large peace lily floor plant, or pot several smaller peace lilies, which work great as centerpieces and smaller decorations around the home. They're especially versatile for holiday decor. Plant white lilies in red, white and blue pots for Fourth of July, then transfer them to solid red planters painted with snowflakes, angels or wreaths for the Christmas season.