Cacti cool 4 ways

The cacti trend is going absolutely nowhere, but how can you add a chic new twist to this oft-used plant? Well, read on to find out…

1, Contrast with glam metallics

Add a Midas touch to your succulents by planting in gilded geometric terrariums. For maximum luxury take inspo from this decorative curiosity cabinet trimmed in gold and pile on the bling to really show off the natural beauty of the plants. The contrast between spiky cacti and smooth metals is a match made in design heaven.

2, Make them practical as well as pretty

Never underestimate the power of pure practicality, especially when it comes in the form of a bang on trend shape.
Show off your love of cacti with these chic vases (find similar at The Conran Shop) dotted around on tables and sideboards which, as well as looking quirky cool, can be used to display flowers or hang jewellery and pretty baubles from.

3, Supersize them

We love how this Navajo-inspired room plays with proportions by making use of oversized cacti placed in simple terracotta pots. The room’s dimensions are amped up as the tall, straight plants draw the eye upwards to the ceiling, adding height and a sense of drama.

4, Make an artistic statement

A cactus doesn’t need much watering (part of why we love them!) but these cartoonish faux versions are even lower maintenance. The exaggerated shapes and playful shades create a pop-art style collection of cool that’s sure to become a talking point.

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