Playful product design has been a big hit in recent times and with summer fast approaching, the latest trend is hitting stores hard with homewares, fashion and accessories all jumping in on the action. We've all seen (and probably been a part of) the rise of watermelons, palm trees and pineapples as popular design motifs… now say hello to the rise of the cactus!
 
Continuing the movement of earthly-inspired designs and giftware, the cactus has seen a swift spike in popularity and is now featured on everything from ceramics to socks and everything in between. With more people renting now than ever before, funky design motifs are a great way to personalise your space with an added splash of colour or pop of texture at an affordable price. But why the cactus? Aside from having the ability to translate into really cool colours, textures and simplistic icons, their ability to survive in harsh conditions is a symbolism many people can relate to.
 
Deck-out your space with desert-themed home décor
 
If you love the cactus trend as much as we do, you're probably already thinking about how you can rock it in your home or workspace. To help get you going, here are some of our top tips to master this fabulous desert-themed design:

  • Bunch them together in a small space for an authentic feel
  • Space them out and scatter them around the house for a funky, modern feel
  • Compliment them with natural brown, beige or timber textures
  • Contrast them against big, beautiful metallics or play it a little safer with some ceramics
  • Create a cactus feature wall or space (and go nuts)

There is no wrong way to do it, so just have fun!
 
With summer now in full swing and Christmas fast approaching, there is no better time to start adding some desert-themed accessories to your house, car, workplace or anywhere else you might need a little extra spice in your life!

Perhaps a cheeky margarita with friends to celebrate your new cactus inspired decor?
 
Ready to jump on board? Head to http://www.annabeltrends.com