If you’re looking for a way to deck out your display of botanical beauties- look no further than hanging plant shelves.
Whether you are a garden geek or just looking at filling an empty space hanging plant shelves is the perfect solution. Not only do they add a touch of nature to your home, but they also help to purify the air and reduce stress levels- like having your very own personal hanging zen garden right in your living room.
From window sills to DIY thrills, this article will explore the world of hanging plant shelves, what makes them so great, and how you can make your own!
Grab a coffee, relax, and we’ll get started!
Window Hanging Plant Shelf
When it comes to window-hanging plant shelves, the options are endless. You can choose from simple single-hanging shelf designs to more elaborate multitiered structures. Some even have built-in hooks for hanging additional plants or accessories.
The choice is yours, but make sure to consider factors such as size, weight capacity, and material when selecting the correct window hanging plant shelf for your home.
Maintenance and care of window hanging plant shelves is also essential to ensure the longevity and health of your plants. Make sure you dust them regularly and check for any signs of wear and tear. It’s also important to water your plants appropriately and provide them with enough sunlight.
So, whether you are a seasoned plant enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the world of greenery, a window-hanging plant shelf will surely add a touch of serenity to your home.
DIY Hanging Plant Shelf
Building a DIY hanging plant shelf can be a fun and rewarding project with numerous benefits. Not only does it provide a unique and personalized display of plants, but it also allows for customization and creativity in design.
To build a DIY hanging plant shelf, some necessary materials include wood boards, screws, a drill, a saw, sandpaper, and a rope or chain for hanging.
I found that using reclaimed wood from old pallets or crates can add a rustic and eco-friendly touch to the project- pallets can be a bit of a challenge to break up if it’s your first time though!
I recently got a slice of a really old olive tree trunk with which I will make my next hanging shelf. You can make the shelf from many materials, and when it comes to hanging them, you can use a neatly tied macrame rope or even an industrial chain… It’s really up to the look you want to create.
Some people prefer to drill holes into the board or shelf, so the pots stay in place, but I prefer the look of the pots actually sitting on top of the shelf. That way, you can rearrange them to create new displays.
Here is a basic rundown of the process of building a single hanging shelf to help you:
- Cut the wood boards to the desired length and the same width. Sand them smoothly. It can be tempting to skip this part, but the final look is worth the preparation
- Arrange the boards in a rectangular shaped box and screw them together.
- Attach the rope or the chain to the corners of the shelf box using screws or hooks.
- Hang the shelf at the desired height and add plants and decorations.
So, this is a straightforward design for the main structure of a one-tier shelf. If you want to get more creative, you can add multiple shelves using a rope or chain to connect each shelf. This gives it a more floating look but will depend on the weight you are expecting to load it with.
When it comes to decoration, there are many creative options. One option is to use a variety of plants with different textures and colors to add some visual interest.
Another option is to use decorative pots or plant hangers to add an eclectic touch.
Some people like to add other decorative elements, such as string lights or wall art, to compliment the plant display. The possibilities really are endless!
When displaying plants on a hanging shelf, plenty of creative ideas can be utilized, from placing various plants at different heights and sizes to arranging them uniquely.
One crucial aspect to consider is their light requirements. Choosing plants that can thrive in the specific conditions of the shelf’s location is vital.
In my personal experience, I have found that plants with low to medium light requirements, like harlequin pothos, spider plants and philodendrons, are all great options for hanging plant shelves because they are not in direct sunlight. And their foliage hangs down the wall and looks more dramatic!
With the placement of the plants, try to consider the overall aesthetic of the space. Arranging plants in groups or clusters can create a visually appealing display while placing plants in a linear fashion can create a more organized and streamlined look. Additionally, using pots of different sizes can add a pop of visual interest.
Hanging plant shelves are an excellent feature of any home decor, adding instant style and a touch of personality. They also offer a number of benefits, including improving indoor air quality and reducing stress levels.
Incorporating plants into a home decor scheme is essential for creating a welcoming and relaxing environment. For me having plants in my home has helped me feel more relaxed and connected to nature- especially during the winter when the outside seems so uninviting!
So go ahead, get creative, and see how it inspires you- you never know if you could create a masterpiece!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do you make a hanging plant shelf?
Make a hanging plant shelf by cutting wood boards to the desired length and width. Sand them down thoroughly to give them a smooth finish. Arrange the boards in a rectangular shaped box and screw them together. Attach the rope or the chain to the corners of the shelf using screws or hooks. Hang the shelf at the desired height and add plants and decorations.
Can I hang a shelf over my window?
Yes, you can put a shelf over your window as long as you have a wooden frame or a solid material to screw into. Some PVC frames are hollow and wouldn’t take the weight. You will still receive a good amount of light in your home and it makes a great place to put your plants.
How can I hang hanging plants indoors without drilling?
You can hang plants indoors without drilling by using a screw hook into a joist. A hook screw that is suitable for the weight of your plant. With toggle screws or a J hook into an exposed beam. If you have any rails or exposed pipework, you can use an s hook.