14 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Cactus
From real to fake, the use of cacti as a home decor trend is something to watch in 2018. If you have pets or small children, take some precautions when using real cacti around your home. Here are 14 ways to incorporate these popular plants into your decor.
Plant in Multiple Pots
Try a grouping of three potted cacti for an on-trend addition to any room. Cacti don’t require much maintenance, so they make for a great indoor plant. Cluster with cactus of varying heights and shapes.
Not sure you’re interested in growing cacti? Try using a cactus theme in your bedroom with a southwest-inspired comforter or pillow.
Try planting a small cactus in a DIY terrarium. Terrariums can be as simple or as complicated as you like, just make sure your cactus is compatible with any other plants you choose.
Try using wallpaper with cactus print as an accent wall. If wallpaper seems intimidating, follow these 10 tips to make hanging wallpaper a breeze.
One or two well-placed tall cacti in a room is eye catching. Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and don’t over water them.
Alternative Christmas Tree
Don’t have room for a traditional Christmas tree? Use a cactus as an alternative. Whether you go big or small, just decorate with a couple ornaments or even wrap it with a strand of lights.
In a Large Planter
Plant a grouping of several small cacti in a large planter and fill the bottom with small rocks. This would make a great gift for any gardener or new homeowner.
If you’re unsure if a cactus is the right plant for your home but still want to get in on the trend, try cactus vases, such as these from Rigby & Mac. These vases would look great displayed on a floating shelf.
Photo: Courtesy of Rigby & Mac
Add some framed cactus artwork to your bedroom or living room. Once you choose the right spot, follow these techniques for level hanging.
Try adding some color to your bathroom! Try a small potted cactus in a bright color (real or fake) to brighten up the surroundings.
Here’s a no-maintenance way to add some cactus to your home. These ceramic cacti from IKEA are simple and easy to dust!
Photo: Courtesy of IKEA
Plant in Coffee Cups
If you have some old coffee cups taking up space on your mug tree or shelf, plant cacti in them. Place one small cactus in each mug and display them all on a shelf.