Many of you have asked me how to hang plants from the ceiling and wall. It’s nice to compliment your interior with greenery, but are potted plants the only option?
That’s why I came up with this list. I’ve included a detailed description with pictures of some of the best designs out there. Let’s dive right in!
- 1 Ceiling Greenery
- 2 Wall Greenery
- 3 How To Hang Plants From The Ceiling Without Drilling
- 4 How To Hang Plants On Wall Without Holes
- 5 So Now You Know How To Hang Plants From The Ceiling And Wall
- 6 About The Author
Keep It Simple
It’s better to keep your living room simple and sleek. Therefore, if you want to hang planters from the ceiling of your living room, I suggest going as minimal as possible by using a toggle bolt with a swag hook.
This design can’t be any simpler. It’s just a horizontal bar hanging from two long thin wires.
Use A Tree Branch As A Hanger
There’s nothing cooler than using earthy tree branches to hang plants with the help of an S hook or a toggle bolt with a swag hook. It’s like you’re recycling nature! However, you need to make sure to select a suitable branch. I suggest testing its weight capacity before you actually hang it and don’t apply too much weight.
I think that a kitchen garden with these branches as ceiling joists would be amazing! This way, you’ll easily have fresh herbs whenever you need to flavor your dishes. You can check out my article on the best indoor herb garden ideas with pictures.
Hang On Ceiling And Match On Ground
If you plan to hang plants from the ceiling, I think that putting some on the ground, depending on how much floor space you have, is pretty much a given. This particular arrangement has multiple hanging plants attached to macramé hangers that look like ceiling joists.
On the ground, a bunch of rectangular pots are aligned to give the feeling of a raised bed. You could also make them slightly bigger to be symmetrical with the hanging plants.
Use Devil’s Ivy
Despite its odd name, I think that devil’s ivy is among the most beautiful hanging plants you can hang from your ceiling. Its most prominent feature lies in its leaves. They literally look like hearts!
But what about this odd name? Fun fact: Devil’s Ivy is named after the devil because taking care of them is so easy, it’s unlikely to die!
I suggest always thinking about fitting your hanging plants naturally within your interior, rather than crafting something special to accommodate them.
Take this kitchen for example — it has plants placed on hanging planter shelves that are hung with the help of rustic chains and swag hooks or even a toggle bolt with a swag hook. This way, you can use the shelves for plants, as well as the kitchen supplies.
I suggest growing mint in one of these pots. If you need more tips, check out my detailed article on how to grow and water mint.
Craft A Macramé Hanger
It’s very easy to craft macramé plant hangers, as you can see in this YouTube video by Rachel Colton. You only need to know some basic knotting techniques and a plant hook and you’re good to go.
I think that vining plants are the perfect choice for such a design. I like the way the hanging plant in this picture trails down one side only while being hooked on the toggle bolt with the swag hook on top. This detail is elegant and eye-catching!
This image is taken from Kith’s store in Los Angeles, as you can see on Deezen, an architecture and design magazine . If you go through the rest of the images, you’ll see the rest of this amazing design. It features a metal platform that’s fixed to the ceiling with multiple poles hanging from a ceiling joist. Different kinds of vining plants are placed on the platform, which seems to be the ceiling joist.
This design is often used commercially, but I think that it can be used in the home if there’s enough space.
Make A Simple Hanger From Loops
Back to simple and minimalist ideas. This DIY hanger is made from simple hoops and ropes with the help of a toggle bolt with a swag hook. This version hangs the hanging plant by a bottom hoop in which the planter tightly fits.
Although it looks stunning, I think that this design will somewhat limit your choice of pot size. Instead, I suggest replacing the bottom hoop with a wooden board to act as a hanging planter.
Place Them As Drapes
How to hang plants on a wall? Just mount them on a nail! This idea is a simple method to decorate any room in your house, as you’ll only need your trusty drill and drill bit, as well as a toggle bolt with a swag hook to attach the pot to the wall. I think that it fits the bedroom the most, as it gives a warm feeling when placed next to a window.
You have plenty of options here. Any vining hanging plant with small leaves would be perfect. If you ask me, I’d use any species of ivy, especially English ivy.
Use Mini Shelves
It uses a simple curved plant hook to attach a wooden board to the wall. You can place the pot on top of the shelves or you can make a hole with a drill bit that the pot can fit in.
These plants are different types of succulents. I believe that their compact and tidy nature is optimal for such a design.
Or Use Macrame Shelves
This is another way to use mini-mountable shelves, with the help of a swag hook. A wooden board is drilled in all four corners, creating a hanging planter. This way, the ropes will hold the shelf without tilting.
I think that the small accessories are well utilized here. The candles and the rock add variety in the right amount, not too cluttering or too empty.
Now Add A Ring
This is similar to the previous one but with a slight modification in the hanging method. This design has a macramé knot around a small wooden ring.
I love how the wooden ring compliments the color of the nearby curtain and furniture, which makes for a cohesive look.
How About A Faux Plant?
If you want to decorate your wall without having to care for plants or worry about making holes for swag hooks, then I think that faux plants are your best bet.
The special thing about them is how instantly they improve the look of your interior. They’re also perfect for people living in rentals, as they can be easily moved.
A Flexible Trellis
This is one of my favorite trellis designs. It’s made from interconnected hexagonal shapes. I think that this adds a nice geometric touch to your interior while providing a structure for your hanging plant to crawl on. Devil’s ivy would work perfectly on such a structure.
Use A Trellis As A Hanger
For my last idea, I proudly present this beautiful masterpiece. If you look closely, you’ll find a square wire frame colored in white. This simple hack allows you to mount an amazing number of hanging plants and a hanging planter without the need for swag hooks and ceiling joists.
I suggest using stainless steel cable ties to fix the pots to the trellis. They’re easy to use and sturdy enough to hold most pots.
The frame here acts as both a mounting board and a trellis. Give it some time and the vining plants will cover the whole wall.
How To Hang Plants From The Ceiling Without Drilling
Some people live in rentals where they can’t use a drill bit or a swag hook to hang their plants. If this applies to you, I’ve compiled some simple hacks you can do to enjoy the eight benefits of houseplants.
It’s important to know the weight limit of the method you choose, to avoid any mishaps.
Use Command Hooks
You can purchase a command hook, which looks like a plant hook, to hang pots from your ceiling. Make sure that it’s designed for the ceiling rather than for the walls. The two types differ in shape, with the latter looking more like a swag hook.
After trying it out, I have to say that KK5’s command hook is among the best products. It’s sturdy enough to support 13 pounds, which is far more than you’d need.
Or Go For Tension Rods
A tension rod can be conveniently placed between two walls instead of a ceiling joist. Although the plants won’t technically be hanging from the ceiling, I think that placing the rod closer to the ceiling will make it look like it.
How To Hang Plants On Wall Without Holes
Similarly to the ceiling, you can use command hooks to hang plants on walls without the need for any swag hook kits. I also suggest using the following methods:
Slightly unusual, I know, but this option is actually pretty effective. Simply grip an arch or a wall’s end by the jaws of a C-clamp. Then hang your plants on the jaws themselves or the metal rod of the c-clamp.
Don’t over-tighten the clamp, though. This can punch a hole through the paint. I also suggest placing a light cloth between the wall and the clamp to prevent scratches.
It’s possible to mount an indoor trellis with multiple command hooks. Fix the plants to the trellis instead of to the command hooks.
This way, you’ll combine the collective strength of multiple hooks to be able to hang heavier pots. Plus, I really like the fact that you won’t need any swag hook kits for this!
So Now You Know How To Hang Plants From The Ceiling And Wall
I hope this article helped you to find a suitable way to do this in your home. Leave a comment if you have another method.
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