The Commonwealth Blog

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

5 Reasons to Use Succulents & Geodes to Liven Up Your Living Space

They're easy to manage, ask for little care, and add color and life to living, dining, and working spaces. Perfect for homeowners who are always busy, succulents are the low-maintenance decoration solution even for high-maintenance households.

Easy to Do, Hard to Forget

Recent trends have seen a shift from minimalist décor to planned constructions of color, a phenomenon that’s apparent in the use of succulents and geodes – they perfectly create a vibrant and refreshing space without cluttering it up. Simply find a pot with a pop of color and fill it with cactus potting mix. Adding hens and chicks succulents (members of the Sempervivum genus) or Hawthoria succulents add texture to your piece, and they need little tending to stay alive. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry. Succulents only need to be lightly watered every two weeks.

Turn to Cacti for Color

Turning your tablespace into a greenhouse utopia is easy because the mix of metals and succulents speak for themselves. Arrangements with cacti and Hawthoria add natural, earthy tones, casting color around the house. Add your favorite shimmering stones or minerals such as purple agate geodes to effortlessly add lasting color.

Foolproof Flower Designs

With the right tricks up your sleeve, it’s easy to create decorations for your home that leave lasting impressions on all who enter. Spark this reaction by finding the perfect vase or bowl. These can be inexpensive containers or even repurposed items from your home. Next, include your favorite mixed metals for a personal touch. This will help to create different dimensions of color and ensure your décor is never boring. Adding aquarium pebbles to the base of your design illuminates the colors while creating texture. Vertical porcupine quills add height and intrigue, and a swirl of Sempervivum will have guests green with envy. It’s an added plus that succulents are the perfect plant for both novice and experienced planters, as they’re low maintenance and require little watering.

Lush Landscapes with Little Effort

A long and narrow vase or planter lets you create a landscape with an earthy vibe while still allowing for conversation across the table. Short succulents, with their many whimsical designs, catch the eye of dinner guests and are truly hard to miss. Intricate narrow-styled designs are the perfect centerpieces for adding something subtle yet interesting to the table. It’s décor that captivates the room without getting in the way.

Versatility in the Vines

It’s no wonder there’s a growing trend of using succulents and geodes in home design. They can even be used as the perfect place settings for guests. Simply write guests’ names on the outside of the vase. They’ll know where to sit, and they get to take home something beautiful. Suitable for any room, person, or occasion, succulents and geodes may just be the colorful pieces you’ve been searching for.

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