Liles are beautiful flowers that have been celebrated by civilizations the world over since the Egyptians used its scent as perfume. They have been honored for their beauty and for their spiritual significance to Christianity (white ones symbolize the Virgin Mary) and Buddhism (tiger lilies symbolize mercy). These gorgeous flowers come in an assortment of warm colors, such as red and yellow, as well as white, purple, and today’s star, pink.
Pink lilies are most commonly stargazer lilies, a hybrid of Oriental lilies that have pink petals with dark red freckles. With a pretty hue and the power of flowers, it is a cheerful bloom that can enhance the decor of almost anyone’s home or add a touch of feng shui (note that lilies are poisonous to cats, so cat-lovers might have to forego real lilies for artificial ones!).
To use pink lilies in your home decor, there are a lot of options available to you. Here are 10 ways you can use pink lilies to brighten up your home:
Whether you use real lilies elsewhere or not, pink lilies can easily be found on wallpaper that can give the room a warm and beautiful feeling. This can be one of the many options so that people with cats or allergies can still enjoy these gorgeous flowers, without the discomfort or danger natural ones might cause. While nothing can truly replace an actual pink lily, wallpapering a room can come close. Plus, you can tie the wallpaper with the rest of the room’s decor!
2- Upholstery and Bedding
Flowers are all over upholstery as well, and it is easy to find chairs, sofas, duvets and pillows with beautiful lily prints on them. Matched to wallpaper, artwork, or even real flowers, decorating a den or bedroom with these beautiful blooms will give your room a happy, natural air to it that is bound to please.
3- Pictures and Screen Prints
One more option for cat lovers and allergy sufferers, pink lilies make beautiful still life paintings and photographs that can accent any room, from a bedroom or den to a kitchen or bathroom. Screen prints of lilies and other flowers have been created since the classical era of Chinese art, and provide a view that is different and even a little mystical.
Just because a vase of flowers is an old standby doesn’t mean it can’t provide a wonderful boost to your home decor. A well-arranged and colorful bouquet of pink lilies accented with other flowers and garnishes, such as baby’s breath or fern, can really tie together the theme of the decorating. A unique or interesting vase can add even more depth, especially one with a DIY touch to it. In fact, vases provide a great way to showcase artistic creativity or provide a personal flavor to a floral arrangement.
5- Centerpieces and Arrangements
Crafty people might be more interested in arranging flowers themselves. Floral centerpieces or arrangements can be a starting point for great decorating. Rather than choosing flowers to match a room, the room becomes decorated to match the flowers. A versatile room with a solid color theme can be altered to accommodate live centerpieces or arrangements, giving it the atmosphere of a garden in bloom. Longer-term decorating can feature flowers that have been dried and treated so they last longer, especially for larger displays or those meant for special occasions.
Most people associate wreaths with Christmas, but they can be for any time of year, and beautiful pink lilies can look absolutely stunning in this design. Since pink lilies are most common in springtime, they can be added to a spring or Easter wreath. However, any occassion is a great reason to use pink lilies, because they are just so pretty and elegant. Mix and match with the flowers of your choice and celebrate nature with a pink lily wreath!
7- Vertical Gardens
Arrangements that climb a wall are becoming more popular as well as more innovative. Some people are now recycling things like shoe racks or pallets, mounting them on the walls of their homes, decorating them, and adding flower pots, giving the illusion that the flowers are growing right out of the wall! Even if you choose not to have a whole garden inside your house (lilies do grow to be rather tall), the same principle can be applied to accommodate vases and arrangements and create a splendid display!
Part of home decor is making the outside look pretty as well as the inside. For porches, patios, and decks, flowers can be more than potted plants. A garland of pink lilies can accentuate an outdoor area such as an arbor, door, or window. Decorating outdoor sitting areas with strings of lilies adds some creative flair and can serve as a pretty decoration for a party or other event. Of course, pink lilies are so beautiful that any event is a good reason for them!
9- Dried and Framed
Sometimes flowers can look beautiful even after they are no longer fresh, especially if they were well cared for during drying. Since lilies have such long petals, the best way to dry them is by hanging them upside down from a cool, dry place. Once dried, they can be mounted and framed. Another option is to press them so they are flat, like a picture. Flowers dried and pressed under glass have been used in decorating for centuries.
10- In the Garden
Flowers always look best when they are fresh and vibrant, and lilies are no exception! They can make a great addition to your garden, especially since they are so versatile in so many climates. They grow from bulbs, which are best planted in the fall or early spring. They like cool, damp, shady spots to grow and thrive from, and can grow from 2 to 6 feet in height. They are perennials, which means they will grow for more than two years after being planted, bringing vibrant color and exotic beauty to your garden as well as your home!
With all of these awesome things and more that can be done with pink lilies, there are certainly a lot of ways to use them to decorate your home. Since they have such an exotic appearance, they can accent any room in your home and provide an atmosphere that is fresh, fragrant, and even a little romantic. Using pink lilies in your decor is simple, and only limited by your creativity. With spring right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to decorate with pink lilies!