8 Living Wall Ideas

Living room with lots of plants

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If you're hunting for a new way to decorate a bare wall or something new to add to that gallery wall, consider a living wall. A living wall is essentially a wall covered in living plants, either set in individual planters or assembled together to create a living piece of artwork.

A living wall has the benefit of not only being beautiful and eye-catching, but it also can purify your air, reduce stress, and even muffle background noise in your room. Need more convincing that a living wall is a great addition to your home? Check out these beautiful examples.

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    A Kitchen Living Wall

    kitchen with living plant wall

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    If you're lucky enough to have ample light in your kitchen, consider a living wall like this one from resplendentlife. This statement-making living wall features an array of leafy greenery as a beautiful backdrop to the neutral space.

    When deciding to install a living wall, consider plants that require similar care, as you'll be watering and feeding them at the same time. Climbing and winding plants like pothos or philodendron are great starter options that are easy to care for.

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    Hang Baskets

    Wall unit filled with greenery

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    Want to recreate the look without the hard work of creating a large display? This lovely plant wall from kristina_at_home utilizes wire baskets hung from the wall to show off various easy-to-care-for plants like pothos. This idea can be recreated with nearly any type of basket (just don't forget the plastic liner) and a few wall hooks.

    This idea is also better for anyone who doesn't want to spend ages pruning and updating their living wall. A single wall-mounted living wall can require a lot of patience and time to keep up with, so a display with individually potted plants may be easier for someone with limited time.

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    Brighten Up Your Office

    Office with a living wall

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    Bringing greenery into your office is one of the best ways to brighten up your space and encourage a little more productivity. This office from westcoastjungleyvr proves that with a living wall, you don't need much more decor.

    Air plants such as tillandsia are great choices for an office because they don't need a lot of care, but still look beautiful when arranged together.

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    Wall-Mounted Planters

    Wall plants in a living room

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    We love this eclectic living room from jillyjelly1, which features an array of wall-mounted planters. This look is incredibly easy to replicate and a great way to bring a living wall into nearly any room in your house.

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    Plants Galore

    Living room with lots of plants

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    This living wall example from plantroost is a little more unconstructed and casual in approach, but it's just a stunning. We love the use of various textures and colors in this wall display that give it a little more visual interest.

    When setting up your own living wall, consider the space between each plant and ensure they have room to grow so you don't find yourself re-doing the display after just a few months.

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    A Work of Art

    Wall mounted living wall

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    This living wall display from lacada_moss truly is a work of art. Made from a mixture of moss, air plants and other greenery, this living wall is one of the most eye-catching on our list.

    When it comes to picking a container for your living wall, think about what blends well with your decor. Living walls can be created in wood, cork, metal and more, and can easily be designed to blend with the look and feel of your home.

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    A Plant Pocket

    Felt wall planter

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    This felt system from menjizen is a great way to hang up a bunch of small plants from your wall without a lot of effort. The various pockets are perfect for medium air plants or small planters filled with ivy, evergreen, or pothos.

    Forgoing a fully mounted modular system allows you to mix and match plants that require various watering and care schedules, and replace easily if one doesn't survive.

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    Try Pegboard

    Living room with lots of plants

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    We can't get enough of this living wall idea from living_atnumberone. Not only is it modern and fresh, but using a material like a pegboard is a great way to customize the display and change it up on a whim. Most hardware stores sell pegboard that you can cut to size to fit any space you want.

A living wall comes in many different shapes and sizes. No matter how much natural light or how much space you have, there's a way to bring this trendy idea into your own home and personalize it to make it your own.