My peonies are opening up in the garden and I love using them around the house. I think fresh flowers are probably the fastest and easiest way to inject a bit of instant style into any room. I've been popping peonies in small clear glass bud vases (clear glass is always a winner and a classic look) all over the place - the bathroom, the kitchen, the mantle, the living room - and I love the end result, as well as the teeny hint of fragrance in the air.
And I don't care how realistic artificial flowers are these days... there is just no comparison to the real deal.
I love "poofy" flowers like peonies, hydrangea, and dahlias because they have great volume and look awesome in bunches or with just a single stem. I'm also partial to flowers with height, like gladiolas or bells of Ireland because they make it super easy to make a really dramatic statement.
How about you? What are your favorites to decorate with?