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Desert Style Inspiration | Cacti & Sand Dunes

My aunt just donated some lovely desert roses for our (rather sparse) garden, and so they are now flourishing in our succulent bed, with all the other cacti-related plants! I love desert-inspiration, whether it’s gardens or interiors. I think it’s because my love of the Karoo and the wide open spaces match my love for a country like Namibia – the desert scenery is just something so spectacular and awe-inspiring.

Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate a desert theme decor into your home, party or garden – it’s pretty easy actually and can be achieved with minimal effort. Enjoy!

Desert Vase & Cactus

Desert Vase & Cactus | source The Collection Agency

Velvet Couches & Desert Skulls

Velvet Couches & Desert Skulls | source Pinterest

A Cactus from Mexico

A Cactus from Mexico | source fab.com

Desert Rose in a Can

Desert Rose in a Can | source Jill Thomas Photography

Tea Party in the Desert

Tea Party in the Desert | source Ruffledblog.com

Classic Desert Retreat

Classic Desert Retreat | source Cabbage Rose Blog

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden | source Pinterest

Succulents & Cacti – Rad Ideas for Your Own Indoor Gardens

One of the things I’m most excited about when it comes to moving into our new home (NEXT MONTH!) is that we have a garden that is essentially ‘bare bones’. It’s got great grass, a few beds, some plants and one or two trees – but most of all, a lot of opportunity to put our own personal stamp on things.

I’m very into indigenous plants, particularly fynbos and wildflowers, however one thing I also really like is succulents and cacti. Not to go overboard or anything, but an indoor or outdoor garden of succulents is a pretty cool thing – very low maintenance and can look really great. Instead of showing a huge cacti garden though, I’ve decided to show a couple of great ideas that you can do on your own with a sandbox, pot, crate or anything you can line with black plastic and then fill with gravel, stones and soil.

For some cool ideas – check out this post on how to plant a cactus container garden – featuring cute plastic cowboys and Indians – and how to create a desert bowl – really pretty way of arranging your cacti in one dish. If you’ve got some cool ideas to share on gardening or creating cute ‘mini’ gardens, please share! Have a super Monday Good Girls (and boys) x

Cactus in a Cup

Cactus in a Cup | source VivaTerra

Pot of Succulents

Pot of Succulents | source Pinterest

Pretty Plants in the Bathroom

Pretty Plants in the Bathroom | source obaz.com

Cowboys & Indians

Cowboys & Indians | source Pure Inspiration

Cactus Garden in Blue & Green

Cactus Garden in Blue & Green | source W5Ran

A Cactus Collection

A Cactus Collection | source The Brick House

Handmade Pottery Cactus Garden

Handmade Pottery Cactus Garden | source Pinterest

Green-Inspired DIY & Decor Ideas | Friday Fun

Hello lovelies! Apologies for the lack of blog posts in a while, I’ve hardly had a chance to breathe! Work has been heading towards D-day (T minus a week!) and we have just put our flat on the market. Lots of DIY & decluttering has taken place, both in my head, and at home. We’ve painted our balcony white and bright to impress potential buyers, cleared and moved away all the endless sports equipment, camping goods and bric-a-brac and now finally have a spacious apartment that looks amazing!

In the process, I’ve realised something I’d like to implement in our new house (wherever it ends up being) is some more eco-friendly and green DIY decor ideas. So I’ve wandered the halls of Pinterest and grabbed some great ideas – what do you guys think? Please also post some ideas or links to similar if you can! Have a super Friday and a blessed weekend x

Eco-Friendly Cabbage Vases

Eco-Friendly Cabbage Vases | source Seasons

Easy Fabric Covered Mini Pots

 Easy Fabric Covered Mini Pots | source Web Ecoist

Eco-Friendly DIY Household Remedies

Eco-Friendly DIY Household Remedies | source BrightNest

Green Sparklers for Summer Parties

Green Sparklers for Summer Parties | source Crafting a Green World

Herbs in a Tea Cup

Herbs in a Tea Cup | source Intimate Weddings

Wine Barrel Planters

Wine Barrel Planters | source Web Ecoist