6 Stylish Ideas for Hanging Plants
Looking for some cool ideas for hanging plants that go beyond the basic retro macramé hanger? We combed through some modern design blogs and Instagram feeds to find the best ideas for displaying houseplants in hanging baskets and pots, so you can fill your space with lush greenery without taking up too much real estate! Your desk and shelves can only fit so many plants, so keep things clutter-free (and out-of-reach for plotting pets) by trying some of these different ways to hang plants indoors.
Reclaimed wood will never go out of style, so this is one of our favorite DIY ideas for hanging plants! It’s the perfect combo of rustic, elegant, and modern, and it’s always one-of-a-kind. Driftwood makes a fantastic structure to suspend several potted plants from, and you can easily hang it from the ceiling or window with two ropes on either end. The twisted shape and natural, gnarled texture is so perfectly imperfect. Leave the wood as-is, glaze it with lacquer, or paint it white! Just make sure your driftwood has been thoroughly cleaned and doesn’t have any insects hiding inside.
Geometric Wire Hangers
If the boho macramé look isn’t the right vibe for your plants, opt for this mid-century-modern inspired idea: wireframe hanging planters molded into 3D, cubist shapes. They bring that cool, modern vibe that’s anything but kitschy, and even the ones in more complex shapes still maintain that satisfying, minimalist aesthetic. From pyramids to prisms, diamonds to dodecahedrons, you’re bound to find an eye-catching shape that jives with your room’s decor.
Another idea we love for hanging plants is using metallic, mid-century modern accent pieces—and these are coming back in a big way! They’re great for instantly elevating a plain white room, bringing an artsy, minimalist flair. Gold and copper are very on-trend right now, as they bring a sense of warmth while still looking sophisticated and sleek. Purchase some metallic hanging planters, fill them with your favorite houseplants, or try try out some of your own ideas by gathering some plain planters and coating them with metallic spray paint.
Repurposed vintage wire or wooden birdcages make for beautiful ideas to display hanging succulent arrangements and other compact plants! Line the bottom of your cage with some coco coir liner or sheet moss, one layer of small pebbles, sprinkle on some activated charcoal, and then top it with a layer of cactus soil. Arrange your succulents with taller varieties like haworthia in the center, then place shorter varieties with all different colors and textures like echeveria in a ring around the center plants. Finish it off by placing some trailing plants like burro’s tail or string of pearls around the edge so they’ll spill out and grow downward.
Not only do many plants thrive in hanging glass terrariums, but they also look so beautiful when they catch the window light, and there are so many cute terrarium layout ideas you can try. Hang up one big statement piece or a collection of several small terrariums on strings of different lengths. You can fill them with soil, pebbles, or peat moss, but if you don’t like the idea of having the planting medium visible through the bottom of the container, then you can grow water plants instead! Fill the terrarium with a bit of water, and place in some cuttings from an easily-propagated plant, like pothos. They’ll develop roots quickly! Alternatively, you can fill an empty terrarium with tillandsia, otherwise known as air plants, and they’ll be just fine without soil or water.
Curtain Rod Hanger
Tension rods, like the ones we use for holding up shower curtains, are a super inexpensive and convenient way to make room for more plants! Find a sunny space in the house where you can secure the rod in place, such as a gap between wall mounted kitchen cabinets, and use some heavy duty adhesive just to make sure the rod doesn’t fall down from the weight of your plants. Find a tension rod in a neutral color that matches your home decor, then you can let your ideas flow—there are just so many creative materials you can use for hanging your plants! Swirly metal hooks with an antique finish have a romantic, Parisian feel, whereas rope and twine feel a bit more rustic.
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