Ten Space-Saving Ways to Show Off Your Plants
Whether you live in a tiny apartment or own your own home, space-saving techniques can always help add character and a unique atmosphere to your home. Living in my own 900 sq-ft bungalow, this is a blog post that I can 100% get behind. I decided to breakdown all the ways you can display houseplants in a stylish but smart way for smaller homes who aren’t blessed with deep window sills.
This option may seem like a no brainer but there are so many cool macrame hangers out there that it was a must-have in this list. They’re perfect, customizable and I love the ease of them, they can be hung anywhere!
SHELVES SHELVES AND MORE SHELVES
Gift yourself a few shelves so you can start utilizing that vertical space! You can accessorize them to include cool things such as books, brass figurines, candlesticks, flowers… but we all know you’re really just going to put plants on them, and that’s okay!
HANGING WINDOW PLANT SHELF
While researching products and ideas for this blog post I stumbled across these clear hanging window shelves on Etsy, and to be honest, I had no clue they existed but I am probably going to buy them. As far as space saving goes, you can’t deny how awesome and efficient these are.
For renters or people who don’t want to put giant holes in their walls, wall-mounted planters may be a good option. Most designs require just a single nail and are fairly lightweight. Just be sure to use air plants or some trailing foliage to stay on the lighter side.
Take advantage of any steps you have in your home by displaying plants alongside of each side. Even if your steps don’t get a lot of sun, place your shade-loving plants there or rotate some sun-loving in their place occasionally.
I’m not sure how I can convince people how amazing baskets are, I should probably work for a wicker company for how much I talk about them. Baskets are by far one of the most transitional items you can have in your house. Put a blanket in them, put a fiddle leaf fig in them, put a bird on it! Whatever you do, understand that baskets always look chic.
YOUR VERY OWN BATHROOM
You may be surprised to learn that the bathroom is one of the best places for houseplants. The steam and humidity provides your little planties all the comforts of home. It looks awesome and adds an oasis-factor to your bathroom for very little money.
Utilize those odd areas that get sun but are hard to place potted plants normally by hanging a copper pipe (or dowel rod) in between cabinets or two walls. I saw a photo of this on Pinterest before and immediately ran to the copper section of Home Depot to buy my own.
I actually own one of these from Ikea and I can’t believe I never thought to add plants to them! Now I will be trying a few out with my smaller plants. The ease factor of this seems so simple and I’m mad I never thought about plugging my spider plant babies into those cups.
WIRE WALL GRID SHELF
One piece that doesn’t look or feel super heavy in your home would be the wire grid. I like how you can create your very own 3 dimensional wall art with them, truly a customizable piece. Hanging one of these in your house creates a delicate and open atmosphere, I highly recommend this rose gold one from UO Home.