Thick leaves, smooth surfaces, spidery appendages, the succulent is as varied as it is beautiful. Coming in an array of colors, shapes and textures, these popular plants are an intriguing, almost sculptural addition to your décor. Not only do succulents add color and life to their surroundings, they are also easy to care for, making them perfect for those who are horticulturally challenged. (Or if you have a true phobia of plant care, there are amazingly lifelike artificial succulents flooding the market.)
Here are a few ideas for how you can use them in your décor!
Whether using traditional or whimsical containers, all you need is a little sand, some pebbles and a few succulents or air plants and voila!
Above left: Julian wood pedestal bowls (73340-2); Above right: Red Dinosaur planter (11744).
Place planters in displays or around the home to add lively highlights.
Above: A variety of succulents are at home in the Harlow ceramic planters (13668-3).
No garden? No problem! With terrariums and low-maintenance succulents you can create a mini-garden anywhere – on a table top or hanging from the ceiling.
Above: The Laila large terrarium is a beautiful container for succulents (60334), and the Lorren galvanized organizer (65456) creates a textural accent to the plants’ thick waxy leaves and other natural elements.
Below left: From our Nakasa line, the Nordom glass decorative boxes (31525-3) make a hanging garden when suspended in multiples. Below right: Our Oliver flower pots (25602-3) can be mounted on a wall or set on a table top for a pocket of green.
Use succulents in non-traditional containers to add intrigue to a centerpiece or display.
Below: We used desk accessories from the Beth Kushnick Home Collection to create a display demanding a closer look.