Add some charm and elegance to underutilized spaces with hanging planters. Everyone knows the benefits plants and flowers provide, which is why so many of us have plants in the home. Well, free up some counter space or get yourself even more plants and hang them from the ceiling to give your home an instant and fresh style update. Here at Julia’s Florist, we love all things green and blooming and have put together a few tips to help you get started with hanging planters in your home.
Hanging Planters Are Perfect for Your Home
Small apartments, homes, or rooms can easily get cluttered. Don’t sacrifice not having any plants because you don’t think you the room – just elevate them. Hanging plants don’t take up any floor space or counter space, but rather utilize an area typically unoccupied. Plus, having hanging plants at eye level makes them more noticeable and more appealing. Create your own living garden inside your home with hanging planters.
Some good plants suited to inside your home are English Ivy, Spider Plant, Burro’s Tail, Boston Fern, Pothos, and Philodendron. Just make sure to pay attention to which plants work best in the full sun versus shadier spots in your indoor space.
Choosing Hanging Planters for Your Space
A hanging planter will enhance any room in your house, from the kitchen to the bathroom, they add an elegant touch of beauty. Just add a hook to the ceiling and you’re good to go. Some hangers are 3-tiered, which look nice in corners, and some planters are designed to be a part of a collection or design making them look more like art installations. The possibilities are endless.
Plants to Have in Your Hanging Planters
There are so many choices! First, you must decide what type of plant you want regarding color, shape, size, with cascading vines or not, full and round, or long and elegant? Then, you need to figure out which plants will work in sunny spots and which do better in shady spots. For plants that thrive in full sun, go with Jade plants, Crotons, Jasmine, Spider Plants, or Purple Heart Plants. For plants that prefer the shade, choose from Begonias, Hydrangeas, Ferns, Bleeding Heart, or Fuchsia.
Creative DIY Hanging Planters
Searching the web for DIY hanging planter or hanging baskets will result in a huge number of ideas and pictures. Of course, the easiest way is to purchase the hanging planter already with a plant in it and everything from a nearby florist and hang it up. Done! But, for more creative types, check out our Pinterest board for more unique and one-of-kind hanging planter styles to get you started.