The UK summer may be falling somewhat short of a Nevada desert climate. Arid it aint. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, one thing’s for sure: the cactus interior trend is smokin’ hot right now.
Cacti are notoriously easy to keep, even if you’re not generally gifted when it comes to houseplant nurturing. (And God only knows, I’m not.) But if you’re not be trusted with even this most resilient of green buddies, there are some very impressive faux options to choose from. However, there are lots of other ways to incorporate some spiky style into your home decor too. I’ve scoured the web for the very best in cactus homewares.
Best Cactus Home Decor Accessories
This cactus chair from Oliver Bonas (1) while badged as a garden chair would be just as perfect for creating a funky vibe inside your home as on the patio, or as part of a cheekily mismatched dining set. You’ll need to be quick though. It’s currently in the sale and a total steal at just £38.
This Cactus tray, Liberty London (2) at £29.95 is not the cheapest of the bunch, but would make a quirky addition to a gallery wall with no additional framing cost. Or you could show it off at summer get-togethers – perfect for serving some ice-cool thirst-quenchers.
A slightly sophisticated offering, this gold candlestick from H&M (3) is another sale bargain at just £6.49.
Much more kitsch is this zingy Pink cactus candle, Top Shop, £12 (4).
While there are lots of cactus prints online to choose from, I like the simplicity of this Cactus pot print by Ingrid Petrie Design, Not on the High Street, £15 (5) and it’s bang on trend with its pink and black theme too.
Who else grew up with some fabulous 1970s string art adorning their parents’ walls? Combine some nostalgia with the of-the-moment cactus motif with this cactus string art (6). It’s a DIY option for the craftier among you. Even if you’re not ordinarily a maker, this looks really straightforward and doesn’t need any fancy tools or materials.
The Cactus vase by Marie Michilssen, La Redoute, (7) is practically iconic already and is the kind of home accessory that one day might be proudly displayed on your children’s shelves. Bag yourself a family heirloom for just £29.
This Cactus tea towel, Scout Editions, £12 (8) would make a great hostess gift for an interiors fanatic.
Whimsical (though ideal for some very practical lumber support!) is the Cactus pillow head rest, I WOOT, £14.99 (9).
And finally, my pick of the bunch, are these glorious Cactus coasters, from the designer Clive Roddy (10). These clever coasters when not in use can be kept stacked neatly away in their terracotta pot, or ingeniously assembled into a cactus creation. At £29 (which includes p&p) I have hesitated to splash out for myself. However, these are firmly on my Christmas list. (Forgive me for bringing up Christmas in August. But if concerns coasters: it’s a matter of considerable importance.) If any Christmas elves happen to be reading this, please note that one of the colour ways is already sold out, and Clive advises that he’s not sure if/when it will be available again. The remaining (light green) colour way may sell out too. Just saying.
What do you interior fans make of the cactus trend? Are you a fully paid up member of the cactus fan club, or over it already?
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