I thought we’d have some fun today with the Cactus. It’s been a growing trend over the past couple of years, but this year, it appears we really are embracing the Cactus along side the triumphant Pineapple. You may even want to consider displaying them along side each other.
I’m not one to follow trends per se, but I do love how the cactus provides sculptural forms, and texture to a space. They have a way of catching our eye don’t you think? The actual plant is set to take over our homes for those of you that are plant lovers, but just in case you’re not green fingered, I’ve put together some cactus alternatives, which helps with the not getting stabbed a zillion times every time you brush by or move it!
THE CACTUS TREND
QUEEN OF FAUX – ABIGAIL AHERN
I’m kicking off with Abigail Ahern and her fabulous faux cactus, (as featured on my post about Houseplants and Our Wellbeing). Abigail Ahern is without a doubt Queen of Faux, and it’s no surprise that her collection of faux cacti have proved hugely popular. The textural contrast especially in darker spaces makes them a winner. You can check out her faux collection here.
If space is tight opt for some artwork. These cactus botanical wall art prints are perfect for adding to a gallery wall and at £12.99 for a set of 3 posters you can stand back and admire the cactus captured in ink. Theres a range of different colours and sizes available too.
This Green Cactus Chair from Oliver Bonas put a smile on my face and would certainly add a little bit of urban cool to your outdoor spaces. It’s simplistic in its form, but the brightness of the green makes sure it’ll stand out from the usual characteristics of rattan or black metal outdoor furniture. Theres also a matching table. It’s on sale (at time of writing) from £59 to £29 which makes it even more desirable.
If you rent or like to update your decor without the hassle of getting the wallpaper scraper out, this beautiful Watercolor Cactus Wallpaper from Jumanjii Etsy is removable/repositionable, leaving no trace of its existence once taken down. With all the botanical wallpapers out there at the moment, this Cactus wallpaper makes a nice alternative. It’s also available in a multitude of sizes as well as custom sizes being available upon request. It’s also reasonably priced from £29.54
You may just be looking for a little it of fun with the Cactus and these candles by Bonnie & Bell from Not On The High Street offer some perfect table decor. You may not even want to light them and pretend they’re the real deal without the hassle of trying to keep the alive, which is great if you’re a serial plant killer. Although I’m hoping you’ve read my Houseplant Guides, and we’re now all green fingered goddesses!! £13.50 for the set.
This cactus bedding designed by Philip Colbert for Made.com actually bought memories of my own youth of playing cowboys and indians (yes its a long, long time ago before the age of technology and gadgets). It’s the perfect alternative for those of you that don’t want the stereotypical children’s football or princess themed bedrooms. As parents, we are all guilty of implementing our own tastes and styles when our children are little, so it may be this edgy pop art cactus bedding might be for
you, your kiddos, especially if you’re embracing your own youth! From £39
Looking at adding a bit of greenery to your table setting? This Jade Cactus Plate from Bloomingville is available from Amara. It’s made from stoneware, in a crisp white colour and features a watercolour cactus in vibrant green. Price: £16.50
Getting into the spirit of the Wild West now, this fun cactus vase is all about the texture with its glossy green pimpled surface. It’s perfect on its own or add a few structural flowers/foliage to add some additional height/interest. It’s £55 from Graham and Green.
Available from Amara
I’m finishing off with this fun neon cactus lamp by Sunnylife available from Amara. It features a dimmer switch so you can adjust its brightness to suit your rooms ambience. Price: £50
That’s all from me this week. Until next time, thank you as always for stopping by today!
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