When it comes to decorating, adding a pop of color is always a great way to give any room a facelift. Whether it's a new throw pillow or painting a pop of color can change the way a room looks and feels with little money or effort.
Well, after getting my hands dirty I found that the same rule applies to houseplants!
About a year ago my younger, yet bigger brother Joel, introduced me to succulents. I immediately took a liking to how easy they were to take care of and how many different varieties there were.
My brother showed me how to plant the succulents in unconventional containers like tea cups and carved driftwood. Then came the "toppings". Just like ice cream he used a variety of stones, rocks, and sands to decorate the top layer of the soil.
From that moment on my imagination went wild! I found myself wandering the aisles of craft stores, pets stores and home improvement stores looking for materials to "bling" out my new succulents.
In this post, I will show you some of my favorite materials and colors that I use to add color to my greens. Feeling blue?For this succulent, I used aqua blue glass gemstones. The stones give off a watery-like effect making it look like its a lotus flower floating on a crystal blue pond. Not feeling blue? Not to worry as these glass gemstones come in a variety of colors and can be purchased online or at your local craft store.Orange is the new black.For this combination, I chose to use orange aquarium gravel to give this muted succulent a pop of color. If orange isn't your forte, you can choose from an array of colors available online or at your local pet supply store.Purple Pleasures. For this arrangement, I added a dash of purple decorative sand to frame out the greenery. I love how the cool purple plays off the warm terracotta pot hues. When it comes to colored sand, the sky is the limit. You can find a variety of colors online or at your local craft store.Whiten Up!Who says white doesn't play well in the dirt? This white aquarium gravel provides the perfect backdrop for this beautiful dark chocolate succulent. If you like the minimalist look, try pairing the white gravel with a polished white pot.Pretty in Pink.Dress up any plant in pink and you're bound to get compliments. This combination of pink aquarium gravel and cactus makes for a playful arrangement in any setting.
As you can see, adding color to your greens is a simple and fun way to add pop to any room. Try some of the ideas shared above or explore new color combinations yourself!
Want to learn more about succulents? Check out my latest post on "How to Plant Succulents".
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