6 Succulents on Furniture
Ideas You Can't Miss!

Do you want to incorporate succulents in your space but are unsure how it will co-exist with your furniture? Check out these cool ideas to get your creative bus running.

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Kelly Adams

June 07, 2021

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If you are a fan of plants indoors, a great way is to plant your succulents inside the furniture (Read below to find out how) or keep the plants on the areas of furniture not occupied by other stuff. This will not only save space but also add a unique look and color to your home.

Being a desk dweller and spending a lot of time in your house can have detrimental effects on your health. By adding plants inside your house, you can bring nature to yourself and give your lungs a fresh breath of air without stepping out. Fortunately, succulents are the best plants for this purpose.

Succulents can be planted anywhere, indoors or outdoors, and even on or in your furniture. You can plant your succulents in old furniture, or you can buy furniture with in-built planters, like coffee tables, chairs, etc.

Tabletop succulents

You can place succulents on your coffee table, study table, dining table, or even your kitchen counter. Get planters that match your room aesthetic and plant your succulents in them.

Get drainage trays!

Make sure that your plant pots have drainage trays below them, otherwise you may end up destroying your furniture with excess water.

Some plants resting on a tabletop in beautiful planters

Some of the best succulents that thrive well when placed on a tabletop are:

Ideas to upgrade your furniture with Succulents:

Your furniture will look much better with succulents planted in them. Here are some ideas you cannot miss when you are a fan of succulents and are looking to incorporate them in your home:

1. Terrarium Desk:

Adding succulents inside your desk can give you an interesting view while working or studying. All you need to do is get a terrarium desk with a glass top and an internal storage area where you can add plants and see from above.

You can add rocks, sand, and some decoration pieces to make it even better. There are no rules when it comes to customizing your space; choose what you love to see!

You can buy a table of such kind online or diy from old furniture.

Round Terrarium Display End Table with Reinforced Glass

Best for showcasing succulents, this terrarium-style table lets you create a refreshing display and storage solution in any room

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2. Succulent Chairs:

Another way to revamp your space is making a place for succulents under or above your chair. Take an old chair and make a succulent pot on its seat. Or if you want to use the chair, you can close the space under your chair with glass panels and plant your succulents there.

These succulent chairs will look spectacular on your porch or balcony. Succulents come in all shapes and colors, you can choose according to what you like.

3. Furniture with in-built plant spaces:

You can buy ready-made furniture with in-built planters in them. There are many modern table designs available with geometric designs that have planters in them. Planting plants in these spaces will not only add a dash of color to your room but will benefit your health as well.

A table and chair being used to grow plants

Another piece of furniture that you can buy is a bench with an in-built planter on one end. These benches are available in a vast number of designs, from wooden porch benches to beach benches to workout benches, everything can be found if you look in the right places.

4. Dresser as a garden:

If you have an old dresser that has a few drawers that you do not use anymore, you can keep the drawers open and plant succulents in them. This will give your old dresser an upgrade and the open drawers will showcase your succulent collection.

An old dresser being used as a planter

Do not water plants on furniture.

Watering your plants on furniture may stain the surface, especially if it is hardwood.

You can buy a dresser online or use an old dresser that is not in use anymore and has any empty drawers.

Walker Edison Furniture AZR6DSLDRCA Dresser

Made of solid pine wood and high-grade MDF with a stained finish and includes six deep drawers

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5. Succulents in cup holders:

If you have a sofa or reclining chair with cup holders in their armrests that you do not use often, you can plant succulents in these cup holders. This will make your furniture look less casual and more creative.

Moreover, this idea has the potential to catch on between your friends and become a trend in your circle.

6. Mailbox Garden:

Many homes have mailboxes that are rarely used nowadays. You can make a mini succulent garden in your mailbox and open it up from the sides. This will give your home a creative look for anyone who sees it from the outside.

If you are a creative person, you can even paint your mailbox along with planting succulents in it to make it a statement piece in front of your home. Trust me, it will look amazing!


If you want to add succulents to your home, you can be creative and incorporate them into your furniture. That way, you save space and look creative.

T0 read above the different types of succulents you can choose from, click here.

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By Kelly Adams

Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Kelly and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Kelly and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!



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