I absolutely love shopping online for succulents and gardening supplies. If you aren't already saving money by comparing prices online, give it a try! Here are six of my favorite things that I have purchased online as I build my own succulent oasis:
- Serene Succulent Coloring Book for Adults
- Half-moon plant shelves
- Hexagonal wall shelves
- Succulent fertilizer
- Soil moisture meter
- Bright white grow lights
- Terracotta pots
I have always dreamed of filling my home with lovely succulents. I can’t explain the feeling exactly, but every time I add a new plant to my own dreamy room of succulents, a layer of stress and anxiety just melts away. It’s like I’m building my own tiny oasis with these gorgeous plants.
Perhaps you’ve been in my shoes–just waiting for the perfect opportunity to create a dreamy room filled with the things you love. But knowing how to get from a handful of plants to a full, gorgeous room is overwhelming. I know it took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted my dreamy room to look like!
If you’re ready to get started, here are some tips to help you map out the perfect, dreamy room just overflowing with succulents. And no, that does not mean you actually have to squeeze a succulent into every nook and cranny in order to be happy with your space. There are tons of ways to spread out your collection and create the illusion of a full collection, without buying every succulent you see.
30 Tips to Create a Dreamy Room Overflowing with Succulents
These tips will help you create a room that is both dreamy and practical, without overcrowding your space. Review each tip and then map out a plan–that way you know exactly what you’re working toward.
1. Start with A Focal Point
Every room needs a focal point, and your succulent room is no different. This could be a gorgeous succulent centerpiece, a statement piece on the wall like a driftwood log with succulents cascading down it, or a beautiful shelf full of your favorite plants. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that will draw the eye and serve as a starting point for the rest of your dreamy room.
2. Add Height
One way to make a small space seem larger is to add height. This could mean hanging planters from the ceiling or placing tall plants on shelves. If you have the space, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf makes an excellent backdrop for smaller succulents.
3. Incorporate Different Textures
When it comes to succulents, there is a whole world of texture to explore. From the soft, velvety leaves of echeverias to the sharp, prickly leaves of cacti, there is a plant out there for everyone. I quite enjoy the look and feel of fuzzy succulents as well. Incorporating different textures into your room will give it visual interest and depth.
4. Coordinate Your Colors
While succulents come in all sorts of colors, from deep green to bright pink, using too much color can be overwhelming. Start with a few colors that complement each other and use them sparingly throughout the room. As you figure out your style, you can add more colors that coordinate with your theme.
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5. Create Negative Space
Negative space is just as important as the plants themselves. Leaving too much empty space will make the room feel unfinished, but filling every inch of the room will make it feel cluttered. Find a happy medium by incorporating empty space into your design. This could be a bare wall, a partially empty shelf, or even just a corner of the room that you leave unadorned.
6. Stick to Odd Numbers
When arranging plants, odd numbers tend to look more aesthetically pleasing than even numbers. So, rather than grouping succulents together in pairs, try using groups of three or five.
7. Use Repetition
Repetition is another design principle that can help to make a small space seem larger. If you have a group of small succulents, for example, repeating that same group in different areas of the room will create a sense of unity and cohesiveness.
8. Incorporate Other Elements
Incorporating other elements, such as rocks, shells, or even driftwood, can give your room a more polished look. These elements can also help to fill negative space and add visual interest. Plus, if your succulent budget is low, you can create a fuller look without buying more plants.
9. Choose the Right Containers
The planters you use are just as important as the plants themselves. If you’re going for a more natural look, opt for pots made from materials like terracotta or wood. For a more modern look, try using glass or metal containers. Just make sure that each pot has a drainage hole because succulents do not like to sit in water.
10. Layer Your Plants
Layering your plants is a great way to add depth and dimension to your space. You can do this by placing taller plants in the back and shorter plants in the front. Or, if you have a group of small succulents, try planting them in different levels to create a tiered effect.
11. Consider the Light
When choosing succulents for your room, it’s important to consider the light conditions. Some succulents, like cacti, need full sun, while others, like air plants, do better in low-light conditions. Be sure to research the light requirements of each plant before adding it to your room.
12. Don’t Forget the Details
The details are what will make your room truly unique. From the type soil top dressing you use to the way you arrange your plants, paying attention to the small things will help you create a one-of-a-kind space.
13. Have Fun
Above all, have fun with your dreamy succulent room. This is your chance to get creative and let your personality shine through. So, go ahead and experiment with different plants, containers, and design elements until you find a look that you love.
Related: How to Make a Succulent Garland
More Tips to Bring Your Succulent Dream Room to Life
You don’t have to create a dreamy room in one day. Take your time and use trial and error until you find the perfect arrangement! You can always move your succulents from one shelf to another until you feel at peace with your choices.
14. Get a Variety of Succulents
There are so many different types of succulents out there! Mix and match different shapes, sizes, and colors to create an eye-catching display.
15. Plant Them in Unique Containers
Think outside the pot! Succulents can be planted in all sorts of fun containers, like tea cups, mason jars, or even wine glasses. Try to choose a theme for your dreamy room and collect pieces that will complement your style.
16. Hang Them Up
Hanging succulents is a great way to save space and add interest to your room. You can buy special hangers made for plants, or get creative and use things like jewelry holders or coat racks.
17. Put Them on Shelves
If you have some empty wall space, consider adding a succulent shelf (or 10) to display your plants. This is a great way to show off your collection and make it easy to water them all at once.
18. Create a Terrarium
Terrariums are like little greenhouses for your succulents, and they’re super easy to make! All you need is a glass container (a fishbowl works great), some rocks or gravel, and some well-draining potting soil. Then just add some succulent cuttings plants and voila!
19. Group Them Together
Clustering your plants together creates a more dramatic effect than spacing them out evenly. Plus, it makes watering them a breeze. You can create gorgeous arrangements and fill your dreamy room with your favorite plants.
20. Add Some Fairy Lights
Fairy lights are the perfect finishing touch for any dreamy room full of succulents! They’ll add a touch of magic and make your plants look even more enchanting.
21. Pick a Color Scheme and Stick to It
When it comes to succulents, you can’t go wrong with a green and white color scheme. Not only is it classic and timeless, but it also allows the plants to really stand out. If you want something a little more unique, try pairing succulents with other shades of green or even incorporating some pink or purple hues.
22. Use a Variety of Plant Sizes
One of the keys to creating a dreamy succulent room is to use a variety of plant sizes. Try incorporating both large and small succulents, as well as plants with different leaf shapes and textures. This will add visual interest and depth to your display.
23. Keep It Simple
Sometimes less is more, and this is definitely the case when it comes to a dreamy room of succulents. Rather than trying to cram too many plants into one space, focus on creating a simple yet elegant design. A few well-chosen plants will go a long way!
24. Go on a Plant Haul
If you’re really serious about filling your dreamy room with succulents, go on a plant haul! This is where you go to different nurseries and buy as many plants as you can. It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite fun. Plus, you’ll end up with a beautiful collection of plants that will last for years to come.
Tips to Get More Plants for Your Dreamy Room
If your budget is spent, but you still could use a few more plants to complete your dreamy space, here are some ways to get more succulents without spending too much money.
25. Look for Free Plants
There are plenty of ways to get free succulents to add to your collection! If you have friends or family members who are passionate about succulents, ask if they have any cuttings or offsets that you can have. You can also check online classifieds websites or Facebook groups for people who are giving away plants.
26. Propagate Your Own Plants
Propagating succulents is a great way to get more plants for free! All you need is a sharp knife, some well-draining potting mix, and a little patience. As long as you have some plants to start out with, you can propagate new ones using leaves or cuttings.
27. Trade with Other Plant Lovers
Do you know someone who also has a dreamy succulent room? See if they’re interested in trading plants with you. This is a great way to get new varieties of plants without spending any money.
28. Ask for Succulents Gifts
If you know someone who is looking for a gift for you, ask them to get you a succulent instead. This way, you can get the plants you want without spending a dime!
29. Check Local Plant Sales
Keep an eye out for plant sales at your local nursery or garden center. These are typically held in the spring and fall, and you can usually find great deals on a variety of succulents.
30. Shop at Thrift Stores
You’d be surprised at what you can find at your local thrift store. Every so often, you may come across a plant or gorgeous planter that someone has donated. If you’re lucky, you may even find a succulent!
Tips for Caring for Your Dreamy Room of Succulents
Once you have your dreamy room of succulents all set up, it’s important to know how to care for them. Here are some tips to help you keep your plants healthy and happy.
Place Your Plants in a Bright Spot
Succulents need plenty of sunlight to thrive, so be sure to place them in a bright spot near a window. If you live in a particularly sunny climate, you may even want to place your plants outdoors where they can get full sun exposure. Take your dreamy room vision and turn it into a dreamy backyard or patio!
Water Them Regularly
While succulents are relatively drought-tolerant, they still need to be watered on a regular basis. The frequency will depend on the type of plant, the size of the pot, and the climate you live in. In general, it’s best to water your plants about once a week or when the soil is dry to the touch.
Fertilize Them Occasionally
Succulents don’t need to be fertilized very often, but they will benefit from a light feeding every now and then. Use a succulent fertilizer or an organic all-purpose fertilizer diluted to half-strength. Fertilize your succulents up to twice a month during their growing season (usually spring and summer), and then stop during their dormant season.
Prune Your Succulents
As your succulents grow, you may need to prune them back to keep them looking their best. This is especially true for plants that start to look leggy or have long stems. Use a sharp knife or pair of scissors to snip off any unwanted growth. You can then put them back into the soil where they will sprout new roots and continue to grow.
Your Dream Room of Tiny Succulents Is Within Reach
If you’ve thought about growing your succulent collection and turning your sunroom, living room, or even bedroom into a dreamy, enchanted place full of plants, do it! Life is too short to not surround yourself with your favorite things, and there’s no better way to do that than by creating a dreamy room to call your own.
Creating a dreamy room of succulents may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually easier than you think. Just remember to start small, use a variety of plant sizes, and pick a color scheme that you love. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to designing the perfect space for your plants.
Now that you know how to create a dreamy succulent room, it’s time to get started! These tips will help you choose the right plants, find the perfect location, and design a space that’s both stylish and functional. With a little bit of planning, your dreamy succulent room will be complete in no time.