16 Perfect Ways to Decorate with Succulents

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They’re beautiful, they’re interesting, and they’re low-maintenance—not to mention they’re colorful and actually help purify the air in your home. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder succulents are so popular as a design element.

In fact, it’s hard to think of a quicker and easier way to make a space feel more beautiful and modern than to add succulents to your décor. So here are 16 ways to do just that:

All in White

It’s the classic, simple, beautiful choice. Individual succulents or small arrangements in white ceramic pots, bowls, or other containers offer a clean, modern look with lots of contrast.

All in a Row

Whether you stick with white containers or choose something else, simply line small succulents in a row. It’s a simple but effective arrangement, and it’s perfect on any counter or tabletop.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Use arrangements of succulents to spruce up a bookshelf, desk, or kitchen counter, but the possibilities are endless. Here’s where succulents are especially attractive:

On a Floating Shelf

This technique works well in kitchens and bathrooms.

On a Mantel

Arrange your succulents across the mantel or on each side in varying colors and heights for an elegant, natural effect.

On an Accent Table

Let them liven up the table in the hallway or the accent table beside your bed.

In the Entry

The greens and pinks and the unmistakable allure of real natural plants is a perfect way to welcome anyone into your home.

As a Centerpiece

However you arrange them, succulents are a wonderful alternative to traditional flowers when it comes to centerpieces. They’re just as striking, and the low height makes them ideal as decorations that don’t interfere with conversation.

All Together

Instead of small succulents in individual containers, plant many different kinds in one large pot. The effect is simply breathtaking, alive with color and texture.

Creative Containers

Feel free to be creative with your containers. White gives a clean luxury feel, but you shouldn’t limit yourself. If bright white is not your style, try:

Decorative Bowls

No matter what it’s made of, from copper to porcelain, a bowl is a simple, easy, non-intrusive planter.

Teacups and Pitchers

If cute and creative are more your style, go ahead and plant succulents in teacups. Try different varieties in a uniform tea set, or mix and match to your heart’s content. Pitchers add a vintage touch perfect for the farmhouse look.

Handmade Ceramics

Local or global, large or small, handmade ceramics add flair and one-of-a-kind style while coordinating with your existing décor.


A simple wooden box or crate is the ideal choice for rustic décor sensibilities. Or hollow a large enough space in driftwood or scrap wood, and you have a striking, all-natural container for your succulents.


Woven baskets are a obvious choice if you want to invoke native cultures from the Southwest.


Whether in individual hanging displays, a whole garden mounted on a wall, or a lush wreath, succulents make simply wonderful wall decor.

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