Why just hang art when you can grow it? Botanical walls, otherwise known as biophilic interiors, are one fetching and green way to liven up everyday decor—literally! In fact, they don’t just punch up your average wall space, they also pump fresh air back into your home to keep you breathing clear. And they look super cool! Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can dial up the green in your living room.
Mossy Gallery Wall
These fuzzy, inviting moss wall hangings rival the swirling strokes of a celebrated abstract reproduction—without breaking the bank. This tutorial from Apartment Therapy helps you make them from an old picture frame. Finally, some art you can touch!
IKEA-Hacked Wine Bottle Planters
Out of excuses to run to IKEA? Well, here you are! This clever little hack takes a wine bottle holder and turns it on its head, converting it into a handy vertical garden for savory herbs. Don’t you love it when a project is beautiful and delicious?
2D Succulent Garden
Succulent gardens are everything right now, and we love the creative way one Etsy shop owner found to hang them: in these unique 2D terrariums. It’s like you have a little desert portal on your wall. Your home is the oasis!
Naturally, a Pallet Project
Courtesy: Design Sponge
It’s hard to create a list of gardening ideas without throwing in a pallet project or two. Pallets are so versatile and useful that they make a natural choice for a quick botanical wall. Just staple on some landscaping cloth, fill with soil and plants, and you’re done! The hardest part is getting your hands on the pallets—but this tutorial has some good tips.
Go Big or Go Home
For the heavy-hitters out there, a Modular Living Wall System, like this one designed by LiveWall, helps you celebrate the outdoors from the comfiest spot on the couch. Or set one up in your dining room and every meal will feel like a picnic, without any ants in sight!
With vertical botanical walls this pretty, your decor will certainly be on the up and up!
Green Apartment Homes
Adding green elements to your home is just the beginning of green living. If you’re looking for environmentally-friendly apartment homes for rent, we’ve got you covered at Essex Apartment Homes. Several of our apartment homes are LEED Gold certified, like Radius in Redwood City, CA. Learn more at www.essexapartmenthomes.com.
About the Writer
Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner. She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize.com, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.