Are you tired of the same old, one-dimensional walls in your home? Everyone knows that adding some green to a room can brighten up the atmosphere and lift spirits, but with all the fuss of keeping plants alive and healthy, it just seems too much work for many busy homeowners.
That's why living walls are such an amazing way to bring natural beauty into your home (Goel et al., 2022) --you get all the stylishness without nearly as much effort!
In this guide, we'll go through some tips on the best plants and wall-mounted planter types for your living wall so you can spruce up your living space. Time to make those flat walls look fabulous!
Best plants for wall-mounted planters
Succulents require minimal care and can handle periods of drought. With different colors and shapes, they can easily be arranged to create a wall masterpiece.
If you're looking to add some edible plants to your home, herbs are a great choice. Most wall-mounted planters come with drainage holes to help you manage the water levels and keep your herbs healthy.
These plants are perfect for those who want a bit of green without needing to water or maintain the plants themselves. Air plants don't require soil and only require a light misting of water once every week or so.
Ferns thrive in humid environments and require regular watering, so make sure to keep an eye on your ferns. But their aesthetic effects are well worth it, as ferns can provide a lush green wall feature.
Vines and ivy
Vines and ivy provide an elegant wall feature. With the right wall-mounted planter, you can easily train the plants to climb up and around your wall - creating an illusion of plants growing from your walls! They require regular watering and pruning to keep them maintained, but the results are sure to be worth it.
For those seeking something a bit more exotic, orchids are a perfect choice. Their intricate and colorful blooms make any wall come alive. While they require more maintenance, orchids are sure to make a statement in your home.
With their striking patterns and beautiful bloom, begonias are great accent wall plants. Begonias love humidity, so planters with drainage holes are a must to keep them happy and healthy. They require bright indirect light and regular watering. They make for a great wall centerpiece.
Favorite wall-mounted planter types
Here are some wall-mounted planter ideas to get you started.
Simple and chic, plants in baskets are a great way to add some life to your walls quickly. The best part about wall hanging baskets is that the basket itself helps retain moisture, making it easier to maintain your plants. Just make sure to check the soil regularly and water when necessary.
Wire mesh wall hangers
Easy to hang, using wire mesh is perfect for succulents. Using hooks, you can hang multiple wall planters at different heights to create a unique wall-scape.
Another great choice, boxes give your wall plants a bit more definition and structure. Most are made of plastic and have a hook, so you can easily hang them on the wall.
These provide a great way to store plants like succulents, as they can easily be arranged on the shelves. To add flair, you can also place wall art and other decorative items beneath the shelf.
Glass wall vases
Plants in glass vases offer a unique combination of modern and classic styles. With wall vases, you can easily change up the plants as needed and mount them to create an eye-catching centerpiece.
The perfect choice for small spaces, pocket planters are wall pockets that you can fill with a variety of plants. Herbs, perennials, and succulents work best with pocket planters, as they don't require too much maintenance and are easy to manage.
Trellis wall planter
Often in diamond shapes, trellis wall planters provide a unique plant-scape look. These are great for hanging ivy and clinging vines.
Macrame wall hangings
A great option if you're looking for something a bit more artistic and creative, macrame hangings are always in style. Boho wall hangings are especially popular, as they make for a great wall centerpiece and provide plenty of colors.
Geometric wall planters
For those searching for planters that are a bit more modern, geometric wall planters (wooden, glass, or stone planters) are the ideal choice.
How to install wall-mounted planters
- Figure out where you'd like your wall-mounted planters to go. Make sure that the wall is strong enough to hold the weight, and also make sure to consider the wall's exposure to the elements.
- Depending on the weight of your planters, you'll need to use either wall anchors or wall screws.
- Mark the wall to indicate where you plan to hang your planters. For multiple planters, make sure you measure before drilling.
- Fasten the wall anchors or wall screws.
- Hang or screw your planters. Fill them with soil and plants of your choice.
Wall-mounted planters are a great way to add some color and life to your wall without taking up any extra space (Widiastuti et al., 2016). With our simple tips, you can create a wall masterpiece that will be the envy of your friends. So pick out the wall-mounted planter that suits your style, and get to work creating your ideal green wall. Good luck!
Goel, M., Jha, B., & Khan, S. (2022). Living walls enhancing the urban realm: A review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 29(26), 38715-38734. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19501-7
Widiastuti, R., Prianto, E., Budi, W. (2016). Performance Evaluation of Vertical Gardens, 5. 13-20. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328938081_Performance_Evaluation_of_Vertical_Gardens/citation/download
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