Cactus Cushions and Cushion Covers
When cacti were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1495, the awareness of and fondness for the succulent family began to spread like wildfire. While cacti in the desert act as a source of life and nutrients in arid climes, having our prickly friends feature on home accessories can effectively bring any lacklustre furniture back to life. Cactus cushions are the way to go.
Under the Mexican sun
"Under the beautiful Mexico skies, we go crazy for the sound of tropical rhythms..." sang Luis Mariano. Which plant species is hardy enough to withstand the scorching tropical sunshine? Cacti, of course.
The durability of cacti is one of the main reasons why they were so admired by the Aztecs. So much so, in fact, that the plant has become a central theme of Mexican art. It even features on the national coat of arms alongside an eagle and a serpent. So, if you long for an interior that resembles Frida Kahlo's back garden, throw in some cactus bedding and maybe a pineapple pillow or two. Arriba!
Décor à la desert
The cactus is a fascinating succulent. Did you know that there are over 2,000 varieties in all different shapes, colours and sizes? Or that their lifespan ranges greatly from anywhere between 25 and 300 years? And that they can grow up to 20 metres high?
With a forest or cactus cushion you'll add an air of exoticism to your interior which'll both impress your guests and create a constant sense of being on holiday overseas. Be it the Caribbean or Acapulco, a touch of tropical botanical vibes will be sure to go down a treat.
Flip, flop, fly
Another interesting fact about cacti is that their spines don't only act as a means of water storage, but also as a deterrent against predators.
One species, however, that is attracted rather than threatening towards the cactus is hummingbirds. For these fascinating creatures, succulents provide a place for nesting and shelter as they migrate thousands of miles across the Americas. Recreate this animal-plant synergy in your home with some hummingbird cushions to accompany your coveted collection of cactus cushions.