Ways to Decorate With Succulents, Even Without a Green Thumb

Trista - May 31, 2019

Succulents are beautiful, diverse, and easy to care for house plants that can be used in countless ways to decorate in any style. They are widely available at hardware stores, grocery stores, and garden centers, in colors, styles, and textures that can be paired with virtually any item to create a stunning decor piece. The vast majority of succulents favor well-draining, airy soil with minimal watering needed and a bright light preference. As long as over-watering is avoided, succulents are extraordinarily hardy and difficult to kill. They don’t mind shallow planting, which allows for a diverse range of planting conditions.

In addition to adding some extra greenery flair to your living space, succulents also have many health benefits to your home. Many of these ideas can be picked up with materials you already have around the house, or you can pick them up with a trip to a dollar store. Check out these 50 awesome and affordable ways to decorate with succulents, even without a green thumb!

With a few items strategically placed inside a bowl, you can create a beautiful piece perfect for your end table. Photo Credit: Mud Forest

50. Capture them in bowl terrariums.

A popular, fresh way of displaying succulents is by using a bowl terrarium. Bowl terrariums are clean, modern options for displaying plants, especially when paired with a fascinating industrial planting medium like clay planting beads. Look for spiky, symmetrical succulents like Haworthia or Crassula varieties for an architectural look. The terrarium textures bring a fresh, almost underwater look for any room. For a more bohemian style, consider glass beads and more delicate plants like air plants from the Tillandsia family. One note: don’t add fish to bowl terrariums, as they are not large enough environments! Keep them in an aquarium nearby.

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49. Make a statement with floating shelves.

Floating shelves are another incredibly versatile way of displaying succulents. The wood type, finish color and style, and mounting method can all be adapted to mesh with any existing form. When filling the shelves, vary the heights and colors to draw the eye throughout the entire rack. Pair white succulents like Chalk Fingers with deep, dark plants like the Black Rose tree; these drastically different styles, textures, and colors will make the shelf pop. Alternatively, fill a shelf with entirely one family of succulents, like Echeveria, to make an attractive botanical display. Use your creative eye to situate each succulent based on size and color to help tie the room together.

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48. Line up Terra Cotta arrangements.

Terra Cotta pots are a natural fit for succulents and cacti, thanks to the material’s natural ability to wick water away from the soil, preventing overly moist soil and root rot. The rustic red-orange hue of the pots, when unfinished, also pairs beautifully with many succulents, especially rich greens like aloes, yuccas, and gasterias. Terra Cotta arrangements are fantastic for beginning succulent gardeners and will make watering much easier to manage. You can also paint the pots for another unique way to match the other decorative elements in the room or outdoor space.

This option is perfect for areas that do not get much water. Photo Credit: The Spruce

47. Bring out western style with shallow desert-scapes.

A personal favorite method of succulent decorating is creating desert-scapes. Many succulents enjoy having wide, shallow planters that allow for lateral root growth. Large, shallow basins of wood, stone, ceramic, and so on can be filled with various succulents and cacti and finished off with colorful rocks to create what almost looks like a diorama of a desert. Much like other succulent decorating methods, the vessel can be matched to any pre-existing décor style in a room. Since there are such various succulents in exciting forms, colors, and textures, there is no shortage of design possibilities.

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46. Accent your shelves with vintage pots.

Garage sales, thrift stores, and second-hand shops tend to have a wealth of beautiful vintage planters. These fit exceptionally well into farmhouse and bohemian style spaces. The main drawback to vintage pots is they rarely have drainage holes, which are typically considered a must for succulents. To combat this, put glass beads or small river rocks in a layer at the bottom of the pot to give water a place to trickle away from the roots to prevent over-watering. Also, be sure to use impressive cacti and succulent potting mix in vintage pots without drainage holes. A hint of gold or bronze can be an attractive element that could coordinate with your other design elements.

Ladder bookshelves can be a great place to put your succulents. Photo Credit: Decoor

45. Line it up with a leaning bookcase.

A leaning bookcase is a beautiful, clean way to display any houseplants and knick-knacks but can hold a ton of succulents thanks to their relatively lightweight and typically dry soil. Make sure to carefully mount any leaning bookcase to the wall, following the instructions provided and using strong drywall mounts. This notion is especially important in homes with children or pets so that you can keep the precious plants out of reach. Where to put the shelves should be a strategic move. Ensure that any leaning bookcase for succulents is in an area with bright enough, indirect light to prevent spindly, reaching growth.

Brightly colored layers can make a great statement piece for any room. Photo Credit: Pinterest

44. Go wild with a succulent tiered jungle.

A tiered plant-stand of any material is a lovely, jungle-looking way to present succulents and other houseplants. The critical component of a beautiful tiered succulent jungle is successfully combining textures and colors. Combining a rigid, upright cactus such as an agave with a drooping, rounded succulent like a sedum family member can create a friendly, contrasting focal point for any room. Finding complementary colors that work together can be part of the fun. Keep an eye out for unusual colors as well, like the beautiful, almost iridescent rose hue of the Dusky Rose echeveria for added pop. Place rocks at the bottom of the dish for another layer of texture.

Repurpose an old lantern fixture as a new design option for your room. Photo Credit: Debra Lee Baldwin

43. Light up your room with a succulent lantern.

A succulent lantern is a perfect accent for a rustic farmhouse styled room. While a vintage lantern with weather-beaten panels would be the ultimate piece, many big box stores sell cute, new lights at very reasonable prices if vintage is unavailable. Look for a lantern with a deep enough interior recess to hold planting medium and the roots of your chosen succulents. Remember that size can matter in this unique contained space. Keep an eye out for packs of baby succulents, as they tend to be cheaper and will be easier to plant in a small area.

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42. Add color to your room with a customized sand vase.

Once a fun 90s children’s craft, sand art vases make a big comeback and are an excellent planting medium for succulent arrangements. Many succulents naturally grow in quite sandy soil, so largely unmodified sand can be used for many succulents as long as they are fertilized regularly. Your imagination is the only limit for the colors and designs of sand in your vases. You can easily change the color of sand in a few minutes by adding acrylic paint and then stirring until it is blended. Use a finger or rod to carefully create a planting indentation to avoid spoiling any of your sand design’s outer layers. You can also create a cool ombre effect with your sand masterpieces.

Mason jars and milk bottle carriers can be perfect vases for your succulents. Photo Credit: I Craftopia

41. Enjoy a farmhouse style with these inspirations.

The rustic farmhouse is one of the most accessible styles to accentuate with succulents thanks to the wide variety of planting mediums and containers that they can tolerate. As one of the hardiest (and smallest) houseplants, they can easily fit into fun farmhouse items like tiny galvanized buckets, milk bottle carriers, mason jars, and more. Botanical hues and textures naturally complement the farmhouse style, so little pops of plant scattered throughout a farmhouse room through succulent pieces set a farmhouse room apart. The best part about incorporating farmhouse style is that it can work in nearly any room in the house.

You can find unique ways to display your succulents with different glass options and beads. Photo Credit: Pinterest

40. Display interesting growing mediums.

Succulents, thanks to their hearty desert-growing nature, can thrive in a wide variety of growing mediums. These resilient little plants can help you put some whimsical charm to your empty living spaces. From regular sandy potting soil to more specialized mediums like clay beads, aquarium substrate, glass beads, and water beads, succulents can create truly eye-catching décor pieces by inhabiting glass containers like terrarium bowls with their unique growing habits. Visible roots can create beautiful geometric shapes, while the unusual growing mediums add color, texture, and an interesting talking point to the décor.

Succulents are great for easy, simple decorative options. Photo Credit: Pinterest

39. Say more with minimalist charm.

If you are undecided about what to do with one of your shelves, say it with succulents. Unlike many houseplants that will continually get larger and shaggier, like Pothos and Philodendrons with their long, every reaching arms, succulents tend to stay relatively compact and neat. This growth habit makes succulents ideal for minimalist décor over really any other type of houseplant. Their ability to grow in small containers also enhances their ability to fit into minimalist aesthetics. Like sempervivum, many families are happy to live in a simple planter or small, clean terrarium bowl. You can use whatever you have available and place them in strategic places around your house.

Succulents pair well with your customized wooden planters. Photo Credit: Amilao/Shutterstock

38. Build your own wooden planters.

Succulents are great low maintenance plants that do not require constant watering. Thanks to their low water requirements, succulents are one of the few plants that can thrive in a wooden planter without having to worry about the planter rotting from too much contact with moisture. While many wooden planters are lined before use with plastic, this could trap too much moisture around a succulent, so simply leave the wooden planter as is and water sparingly. The textures and colors of wood combine beautifully with many succulents but especially compliment cactus.

Put some fun in your functional wall space with a succulent garden. Photo Credit: Pinterest

37. Hang your succulents in DIY shelf gardens.

If you have some extra space on your wall, you should consider putting in some shelves for a makeshift hanging garden. Shelf succulent gardens follow many of the principles of floating shelf succulent gardens but can fit a wider variety of styles than the relatively modern and minimalist floating shelf. Rustic farmhouse lovers can use shutters, reclaimed creates, and more to create their shelves, while bohemian devotees can use brightly painted wood, glass platters, and other quirky items to create their shelves. Try contrasting colors and textures of succulents and cacti with whatever material you use to create your shelf.

Build a beautiful wall of beautiful succulents with a pallet board. Photo Credit: Decorist

36. Modernize your kitchen with vertical gardens.

Vertical gardens are becoming increasingly popular for indoor herb and produce growth, especially in modern kitchen gardens. However, they can also easily be adapted to growing succulents since they stay small and light and need little room for their roots. Pick a warm, sunny area for a vertical succulent garden. Choose a wide variety of succulent plants that will sustain the unique way they are hanging around. Ensure that water doesn’t pool at the bottom of the garden, or, if it does, plant a thirstier succulent like a kalanchoe at the bottom that can handle the extra water.

With some string and a few glass bowls, you can make a gorgeous display of floating succulents. Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess

35. Suspend them in the air with a DIY floating succulent project.

You can add an extra wow factor to your living room with just a few materials. In a modern twist on macrame, floating succulents live in glass bowls or vases suspended from a ceiling or shelf by a high tensile fishing line or another strong, clear type of wire. This design gives the illusion that the succulent itself is floating, especially if paired with a glass bead potting medium. Air plants are also a perfect match for this planter. Floating succulents can fit in any space, but they especially complement a modern minimalist or industrial area.

Provide a pop of color with a table filled with your favorite succulents. Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess

34. Imagine a succulent coffee table.

Brighten up your favorite reading spot with a do-it-yourself coffee table. For the advanced succulent planter, consider a succulent glass-top table. Place your preferred succulent species in a row on the table before securely fastening a glass top. Many plants are online to construct or retrofit a basic wooden table to become a full-to-bursting succulent garden that is then covered by a pane of clear glass to create the illusion that the table itself is made of succulents. Water and sun management are both considerably more difficult with a succulent table, so this is likely a project best for those with some experience in raising succulents.

The rustic style is in the details of this clever use of materials for your succulents. Photo Credit: Bol

33. Plant your succulents in durable paper pot coverings.

A few things could be more adorable for the rustic farmhouse style room than a small succulent in a one-of-a-kind DIY paper pot. Paper is cheap and easy to find, and it can also be a proper vessel for your succulents. Paper pots can be used for arid plants like many cacti or created just as coverings for nursery pots. Nursery pots are the small plastic pots with drainage holes that succulents typically come in and can be beneficial to keep for plants that prefer being root-bound (meaning they don’t like containers much larger than themselves.) For these succulents, cute paper coverings are an ideal upcycle.

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32. Decorate with statement furniture display.

If you want to say something in a big way, you can always find a piece of furniture that brings the plants to the forefront of your display. Consider pairing a few large, distinct succulents (or even one truly massive succulent) on a side table or other statement furniture piece for a theatrical décor piece. Euphorbia cacti come in beautiful shapes and colors that naturally lend themselves to dramatic statement pieces, but their milky sap is quite toxic to pets and children. Safer options are large jade plants, aloes, and agave. Large trailing succulents like Donkey’s Tail also make unusual centerpiece plants.

Brightly colored stones can provide a beautiful contrast with succulents. Photo Credit: Backyard Boss

31. Pair your green succulents with pretty stones.

Anything can go green when you are decorating with succulents. While desert-scapes and unusual growing mediums are both fun ways to spice up a succulent planting, perhaps the most versatile way is to finish planting with colorful stones. Bright neon, neutral colors, or pastels, the choices are endless! Crystals, tumble-polished rocks, and neon aquarium rocks (or some fun combination thereof) can all be used as a top layer over the soil to add a polished (no pun intended), modern look plantings. Unpainted glass and inert rock are the safest choices, as they won’t have minerals or contaminants to leech into your succulents’ soil.

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30. Stick your plants in magnet pots.

Some green can be added to your kitchen with a touch of super glue. Make the space special with a magnet pot. For brightly lit spaces with metallic furniture like refrigerators, metal shelves, metal vanities, and so on, small magnetic pots are the perfect way to sneak succulent accents into any space. These little pots can easily bear a small succulent weight in a lightweight potting medium like sand or succulent potting mix. Just make sure you note your magnet pots’ location because it is easy to overlook them and forget to water them entirely!

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29. Personalize your living space with pumpkin pots.

If you are the type of person who likes everything that makes fall a particular time of year, create a makeshift centerpiece with something unexpected – pumpkins and gourds! A fun autumn method for potting succulents (or all year round if you’re a pumpkin fan) is planters made from ceramic pumpkins or even dried and sealed gourds themselves. Aloes, agaves, gasterias, and haworthias also have rich green spiky growth habits that provide a fun play on the green stem of a pumpkin. Trailing succulents also are an excellent match for pumpkin planters, giving a spooky, creeping feel.

People planters add personality to your shelves. Photo Credit: Pinterest

28. Use striking planter pots.

Fear not, we’re not talking about planters made from people, but rather just planters in the shape of people. These designs range from slightly creepy vintage planters of clowns to modern minimalist white and black planters in abstract human shapes. The newer versions pair wonderfully with modern and industrial aesthetics, while the vintage collectible planters are a perfect fit for a quirky, bohemian vibe. Several different options can complement the rest of the house in a whimsical, charming way.

If the size is an issue, find miniature ways to showcase your succulent collection. Photo Credit: Diys

27. Make it count with miniature terrariums.

Sure, sometimes you want a big flashy way to showcase your succulents. And sometimes less is more. While large, fishbowl style terrariums are a beautiful way to feature succulents in your home, not everyone has the room to dedicate such a large area to plants. If you still want the terrarium vibe, look into miniature fishbowls or even uniquely shaped bud vases to create a small terrarium style display. These can be suspended as floating terrariums or simply stashed on a brightly-lit shelf for a pop of vibrant color. Look for young, slow-growing succulents that can tolerate a small space.

Readers will love this smart, repurposed way to show off your succulents. Photo Credit: Balcony Garden Web

26. Construct a DIY book planter.

Take a page from this cute book planter idea that has the effort a charming piece of literature. For rustic farmhouse and Bohemian style decor, a fantastic way to feature both succulents and a favorite book is to create a DIY book planter. The wide, shallow planting area is perfect for many succulents and cacti. The contrast of beautiful, growing succulents against a book’s pages, mostly an older hardcover, is just stunning. There are many online tutorials for how to carve out a planting area and safely seal it to prevent mildew and chemical leeching into your plants’ soil.

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25. Set up teacup succulents

Another unique succulent display method for both farmhouses rustic and Bohemian home design is the teacup succulent. Vintage cups and saucers, mainly when not being sold as part of a set, tend to be a dime a dozen at thrift stores and vintage shops. Simply find a pattern you love, and then a succulent to match. If you do not have any on hand, you can sift through thrift stores to find patterns and cups to use for your collection. You can attempt to drill a small drainage hole in the teacup and use the saucer to catch water, or you can add a small layer of pebbles to the bottom of the cup for drainage.

Say cheers with a brilliant collection of wine glasses for your succulents. Photo Credit: Mud Forest

24. Create a wine glass terrarium.

Your counter can be the toast of the town with this gorgeous succulent display. Another fun, small-space option for a terrarium look is a wine glass terrarium. This design is a perfect medium for a unique growing substrate like glass or clay beads since the glass will make it a highly visible showpiece. Look for tall, thin succulents like an Aeonium or cactus, which will complement both the style and size of the glass. A tall red wine glass with a single tall plant is particularly striking.

Don’t discard those succulents just yet; they could be the perfect new home for your collection. Photo Credit: The Kitchn

23. Carefully create a small collection of eggshell succulents.

Who says breakfast foods can only be for eating? Your old eggshells can be easily used for your succulents! This plant design is easily one of the most challenging and delicate ways to display succulents. However, when pulled off, it’s genuinely show-stopping, especially in a rustic farmhouse-style kitchen window. With the minimal, limited growing capacity of eggshells, this is also an excellent display style for a wedding, baby shower, or other parties, as the succulents will quickly outgrow the shells. A light growing medium, like coarse-grained sand, is a must for any eggshell display.

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22. Light bulb succulents are amazing accents to any space.

If you want to find new ways to use your old light bulbs, look no further than this innovative and unique idea! For industrial aesthetics, there is no cooler plant accent than a floating light bulb succulent. This display involves carefully disassembling a light bulb and removing the light’s working parts, leaving only a bare bulb. A plant is then inserted into the bulb with a small amount of growing medium. Air Plants from the Tillandsia family is a particularly good fit for this project as they don’t require a growing medium and need only period care to stay healthy. Now that’s what we call using your noggin!

You can bring new life to a piece of discarded furniture. Photo Credit: Moonlit Gardens

21. Dress up your succulents with this display.

Sometimes old dressers lose their functionality for one purpose. You can quickly transform one person’s trash into a new unique treasure. For those ready to take the plunge into having many succulents, an incredibly cool display piece is a dresser of succulents. A particularly great fit for rustic farmhouse homes, succulent dressers often take old, worn-down furniture and line the drawers before thickly planting with succulents. Usually, the drawers are staggered, with the bottom drawer having the most succulents on up to the top with the last; however, there are many variations possible depending on the dresser’s style and the number of drawers. Old card catalog shelves and spice racks are great options for this type of planting.

A tisket, a tasket, and a succulent basket add a sweet element of surprise to any room. Photo Credit: Succy Crafts

20. Keep a charming basket.

The epitome of youth and sunshine, you can also use a wicker basket as a proper way to display your succulents. Whether hanging or lying on the ground, a beautiful wood basket filled with succulents is a joy to behold. The wood tones and soft lines of the basket perfectly complement a wide range of plants. However, they pair exceptionally nicely with cool-toned pastel succulents from the echeveria and sempervivum families. A mossy substrate works beautifully for this type of planting or as a soil topper to give a more delicate, wispy look to the finished project.

Transform a piece of discarded driftwood into a rustic succulent garden. Photo Credit: Pinterest/Garden Answer

19. Secure a driftwood succulent garden.

If you want to include something functional and beautiful, consider incorporating a succulent garden with useful driftwood pieces. Driftwood succulent gardens are incredibly versatile, fit in both rustic farmhouse and modern industrial homes, depending on how they are planted and decorated. With the right accessories, they’d even look at home in a wild Bohemian aesthetic. The numerous dips and crevices in driftwood allow several small succulents to be supported on the wood with minimal planting medium. Air Plants can fill in any small gaps not large enough for a rooted plant.

An antique birdcage can be a gorgeous place to hang your succulents. Photo Credit: Diy Network

18. Go vintage with a birdcage for your beautiful succulents.

Here is an idea that you don’t see every day, and your guests will be sure to sing its praises. For both the Bohemian and rustic farmhouse home, an extremely whimsical succulent piece is the birdcage succulent hanging garden. A vintage, ornate birdcage is the perfect choice for this, but many home décor stores are also selling lightweight, reasonably priced bird cages for house plant purposes. Make sure the birdcage, primarily if decorative, has a deep enough base to hold a potting mix suitable for the cacti or succulents you want to plant. It’s a piece that is not for the birds.

Perfect for the rustic farmhouse look, the candelabra succulent idea is a classy addition to any room. Photo Credit: The Knot

17. Use classic candelabras for succulents.

If you want to add a bit of class and color to your dining room table, consider a candelabra. While candle holders and candelabras are natural fits for any home that likes candles, if you turn an eye to the unusual, they are also an excellent design for succulent and Air Plant displays. Stately candelabras intended for taper candles can be repurposed to hold beautiful, spiky Air Plants without planting medium. Large candle holders can be turned into elegant planters for a single statement succulent or a small cluster of contrasting varieties. These are also exceptional items to bring outside in the summer to spruce up a patio table!

Frame your favorite succulents beautifully and uniquely. Photo Credit: Lonny

16. Show off your succulents in a picture frame garden.

Photo frames are typically used to display family photos and favorite moments, but they can also be used to showcase your succulent plants. Succulent picture frame gardens are beautiful but sadly must come with the warning that they are complicated to maintain for healthy plants. In most online tutorials, succulents are tightly crammed together within a shallow planting base attached to a picture frame before hanging. While this looks amazing, it must be taken down to be watered and allowed to dry before rehanging to avoid rot, especially for plants towards the bottom. The succulents are also, by necessity, planted so tightly that it is unlikely they will be able to grow naturally.

One person’s trash can be the treasure of your need to keep up with your succulent garden. Photo Credit: Everything Succulent

15. Polish up salvaged items for your succulent garden.

While vintage planters are fun, many old items not originally intended to be used as planters can be upcycled into beautiful succulent containers. Because of their easy growth habit, many shallow things that would be unfit for other houseplants can be used for succulents. Metal and wood items are also easier to use, thanks to the succulent potting mix’s low water content when cared for correctly. Old kitchen items, farm items, and more can all be turned into beautiful succulent gardens with just a little creativity and an open mind. Part of the fun is figuring out what items could be used in a completely new way.

Bring out the best of artwork for your striking succulents. Photo Credit: Pinterest

14. Use vintage decorative pottery for your succulents.

Much like the vintage kitchen and farm items, vintage pottery vases, wall-pockets, and more can be repurposed into planters for succulents. Old planters, especially those from high-quality American pottery companies like Weller, can be quite expensive due to their popularity and utility. However, vases, mugs, and other less useful shapes are often relatively cheaper and can be repurposed as succulent planters. Keep an open mind at your next visit to a second-hand shop! This one-of-a-kind find can be the ticket to your next redecorating idea.

This whimsical idea gives off an effortless charm for your succulents. Photo Credit: viva terra

13. Display small but striking wall pocket succulents.

With a few simple materials, you can secure a unique place for your succulents right there on your wall! Wall pockets were once a favorite item in most homes, often made of beautifully decorated porcelain or pottery. It is time for them to make a comeback! These wall-mounted items, flat on the back with a rounded front, usually held candles, matches, sewing items, or other commonly misplaced goods. They are often suitable for succulent planters with their small openings and look exceptionally beautiful and dramatic with a trailing succulent like a string of pearls or donkey tail. They also open up shelf space for more plants, so they are genuinely win-win!

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12. Set up an old toilet for your succulents.

A porcelain object can be just what you need for your succulents, so consider using a throne that is a conversation starter! In warm areas where succulents can be outside year-round, why not try a succulent toilet! Yes, really. These porcelain thrones are large and heavy and tend to occupy a great deal of space in junkyards and landfills. However, thanks to their large, open bowl and tank, they can also be filled to the brim with beautiful plants, including succulents. In colder areas, toilets are an excellent planter for annuals like petunias and impatiens, but warmer climate growers could easily have a year-round succulent toilet garden in their yard!

Mason jars have much versatility in decorating, including for your succulent garden. Photo Credit: Pinterest

11. Feel country-chic with mason jar succulents.

The epitome of farmhouse rustic décor is the mason jar. You can use the materials for nearly every room. Ever a useful addition, they can serve as actual food preservation, toothbrush holder, paintbrush holder, canister set, flower vase, and more. They can also work as beautiful, rustic succulent planters! When filled with dirt, they bring an organic, rustic vibe. When filled with clay planting beads, they provide a more modern twist that could even fit some industrial aesthetics. They are also cheap and easy to reuse, which makes them ideal for beginners. You can also easily swap out for your succulents.

Keeping beautiful cacti in a glass display case for a cheerful centerpiece. Photo Credit: Pinterest

10. Create a cute cactus cloche.

If you want a lovely place to put your succulents, consider putting purple-tinged succulent blossoms in a lovely glass case. It will conjure up feelings of spring and life simply and stunningly. Use a wood slab base with bark that is fringing the edge. Use an artificial echeveria blossom as a focal point in the center before adding your other blossoms, like preserved rose heads, to fill out the wooden circle. If you want to add a little something extra, surround the feature with LED votive candles to illuminate the centerpiece even more.

Bring the beach back home with an ocean-inspired succulent display. Photo Credit: Pop Sugar

9. Celebrate your succulents with seashells.

Life is a beach with this beautiful array of succulents. Longing for a lounging day on the water can be honored with this beautiful decoration idea that puts succulents inside seashells and conch shells. This idea can be used in the bathroom or on your front or back porch. This look can be created with a large clam shell bowl. You can also find a resin piece with several other authentic qualities. Fill the bottom with micro pebbles or sand, which can help stabilize the blooms while arranging them. Some succulents that would look great include spikey head, large and small echeveria blooms, and agave blooms. Another unique touch is to add a donkey tail and succulent pearl.

Put your favorite literary reads in between two succulent ends for a smart idea. Photo Credit: Elle

8. Using matching succulents as bookends.

Those who like to get lost in a good book can take pride in their collections with this neat idea. You can prop up your all-time must-reads with an easy min-garden. You can use matching pots or glass cylinders to create your effortless and charming succulent collection. All you would have to do is find a jar or a piece of pottery and fill it with pebbles. This process will allow you to grow your succulents on either side of your books. You can paint to coordinate with books or nearby decorations. The fresh greenery is a great pop of color for any bookshelf.

Use your imagination to provide a decorative gravel succulent. Photo Credit: Pic Fair

7. Get creative with gravel.

Brighten your garden or outdoor living space with a pot filled with decorative gravel. There is something special about this eye-catching detail with this splendid succulent collection. You can draw in the attention with cobbles and pebbles of your preference. First, choose a large pot and a tall succulent, such as a baobab. You can then place smaller succulents around the plant with several embellishments surrounding them. The colors you choose can either match your other gardening decorations or the plants themselves.

With a few materials, you will be able to construct a simple yet elegant container for your succulents. Photo Credit: Pascale Picavet

6. Foam sheet fixtures fit your succulents.

Just when you thought there weren’t possibly any other ways to decorate with succulents, the list just keeps getting better. Besides being a fast and easy DIY project, these succulent ideas are lovely. These plants require hardly any extra care either! You can fasten together an impressive little container for each one of the succulents. You can choose the size and make of what you feel you need for your collection. Paint each side of the white foam sheet with your desired colors.

Add some elegance to your bathroom with a powder room tray. Photo Credit: Daum

5. Put some succulents in your powder room tray.

You can spruce up your master or guest bathrooms with something natural and inspired. After selecting a rectangular tray that you like, you fill it with the right potting mixture and layout your succulents in the corner and work your way around the rest of the area. Top it off with desired pebbles and stones. You can use the rest of the available space on the tray as a way to show off your hand soaps and lotions. It can make your place to relax that much more comfortable.

You can get along with this trendy western themed decor. Photo Credit: 123arf

4. Get wild with southwestern style succulent options.

Several succulent styles have coincided with the resurgence of southwestern interior designs and décor. You can easily pair a beautiful Santa Fe pattern with rust and tan colors and natural textures. For plants, opt for planters for your cacti and aloe plants. A bonus: the aloe plant can double as a source for healing properties, thanks to the gel located inside. Whether you go full southwestern or just put a few nods of the typical colors with your décor, your collection of succulents could help your home get right on the range.

Though best for one day, this arrangement is the just dessert option for succulent. Photo Credit: iiirusya/Shutterstock

3. Present your succulents on a sweet cupcake stand.

Is it cake — or succulents? Who can tell? Search no further for a not-so-typical place for your succulents than with this succulent stand. Place your succulents or cutting around a cupcake stand for the perfect centerpiece. That will take your hosting to a whole other level. Pair them with cuttings to help fill in the holes as needed. These are great, especially for baby and bridal showers. Another great option: the stand can be given to the guest of honor as a gift. Talk about a treat!

An old hat or shoe can be a useful place for a whimsical succulent display. Photo Credit: Freepik

2. Find old accessories and create something new with succulents.

Thanks to this ingenious design idea, that old thrift store find or missing item that has seen better days can be resurrected with succulents. Hats and shoes are not made to last, but sometimes it is hard to depart with something that has sentimental value. You can recreate your own whimsical design using sphagnum moss and succulent cuttings. Straw hats also work pretty well when you can put all of your pretty succulent maids all in rows. You can also hot glue wide ribbon along the ends for an extra special touch.

An old shutter is a perfect backdrop in this DIY project. Photo Credit: inspocity/Shutterstock

1. Create an open mind with shutters statement.

The old window shutters that are just lying around a garage sale or flea market can be the blank canvas for a gorgeous succulent garden. Paint the shutters any color that you feel best matches your décor and prop them up for drying. Secure different size planters on one side and choose your greenery for the scene. If one is good, two can be twice as nice! You can create a focal point with matching plants or complement other areas of your indoor or outdoor space.