I’m busy. So are you. Plants equal work. The cactus is your friend. The cactus is a dream plant. Just a little attention, and even less water, that’s all it needs. The cactus know that life is hard and doesn’t want to make it harder for you. Love the cactus. Love the cactus trend.
Some trends just pop out at me. Matte black, bleached woods, cacti. Sometimes I see these things and I just know they are going somewhere. When I saw pineapples I just kept flipping, I could tell they were going to be a short lived blip. But the cactus trend… it’s got me hook, line, and sinker.
Long a staple of desert life, the cactus has been given a new lease with the revitalization of midcentury décor; southwestern modern style has been raging for a while and its brought the cactus along for the ride. Actual cacti have been glorying in the spotlight for a couple years, but representations of cacti are a little more fresh. I first saw it in a nursery. Then I saw it in watercolour. Then I saw it on a pillow—that’s when I knew. Once something is on a pillow its been thoroughly merchandised. Just wait, before you know it home décor stores will be rife with a selection of faux cacti ripe for the picking. In fact, it’s already starting. I am pretty certain I spotted a cactus in a snow globe just the other day (that’s not a bad joke).
13 Ways To Embrace The Cactus Trend
1. Get An Actual Cactus
There’s no better way to say “I Love Cacti” then to actually take care of one.
2. Make Yourself A Fake Cactus
But, if you can barely keep yourself alive a DIY paper cactus might be the way to go.
3. Cactify Your Baby’s Nursery
Cactus wallpaper makes a beautiful statement in a south-western modern nursery.
4. Add A Cactus Mosaic To Your Garden
You could put a cactus mosaic anywhere, but I think a garden pathway is an obvious place!
5. You Can’t Go Wrong With A Cactus Shaped Pillow
Especially one that has fibre needles.
6. Design A Minimalist Accent Wall With Cactus Decals
These easy peel-off wall decals in a minimalist modern cactus design are a prickly twist on the cross decal trend.
7. Use Cactus Tape On Everything
Why tape stuff together with clear sellotape when you can use cactus tape?
8. Spike Up Your Staircase With Cactus Wallpaper
Ah, cactus wallpaper, at it again. This colourful splash of dessert vibrancy really amps up a Scandinavian inspired white space.
9. Decorate Your Deck With Cactus Cushions
These adorable cactus pillows in a durable outdoor fabric would make a great kid-friendly addition to your living room sofa, or patio table set.
10. Ink Up Some Cactus Art
This simple cactus print has a quirky minimalist look.
11. Ride The Marquee Train
Nothing better than a cactus, except one that illuminates your office.
12. Turn A Serving Tray Into An Indoor Succulent Garden
This vintage TV tray turned console table makes a great home for some adorable succulents.
13. Sleep With A Cactus Bedspread
Because you desperately want to be cuddled by a prickly pear, right?