Have you been looking for a way to add texture and interest to a room in your home? Maybe you’re considering an accent wall. Accent walls are perfect for adding focus and intrigue to any space, but you can take that wall one step further by adding live plants as well. Here’s how to create a plant wall in your home.
Step 1: Choose The Wall
You can build your plant wall anywhere in your home. The only thing you need to be sure of is that it gets plenty of light for the type of plants you want to grow.
Step 2: Install The Planters
There are many different types of wall planters on the market, so choose the ones that fit your lifestyle and décor best. A popular brand is the WallyGRO Eco-Planter. These planters are made from recycled milk jugs, and they come in a variety of colors to match your décor. Also, they come off the wall easily so you can carry the plant to the sink for watering if you so desire.
Step 3: Plant The Plants
Now it’s time to plant the plants in their new homes. Be sure to choose plants that will thrive in the conditions of the room. For example, if you’re creating your plant wall in the bathroom, choose plants that don’t mind humidity. If you choose a variety of plants for your wall, it will be more interesting to look at.
Step 4: Water Your Plants
After you’ve planted all the plants, water them well. Keep an eye on their moisture levels each day to determine how often they’ll need water. In a bathroom, your plants might not need to be watered as much as ones on a wall in the living room, for instance.
Your living plant wall is only limited by your creativity and imagination. You could make a display that spans floor to ceiling or at eye level for a small but dramatic focal point. Look for plants that flower to add color to your space or simply choose bushy greens to fill in and cover the wall. Your accent plant wall is truly a work of art designed by you.