Everyone should fill their homes with plants because they bring an element of calm and nature to the space. But sometimes the design process can be tricky. Here’s how to style hanging plants.
There are so many reasons you might want to keep your plants off the ground. For instance, keeping them safe from pets, from the kids, to save space in an apartment or balcony or just because it looks great!
We did some research and found 50 different ideas for how to style hanging plants. There are so many sources out there, so as a result, we found a good range of options for all budgets. From DIY to designer brands, there will be something here to inspire you.
Our list of 50 Ways to Style Hanging Plants:
1. Macrame Hangers
They were popular in the 70s but now they are back! These hangers come in a huge range of styles, with many inexpensive and beautiful handmade pieces available.
2. Make a Kokedama
This is an easy DIY project that is sure to impress because of their unique appearance. Kokedamas are Japanese hanging gardens bound with string. Loosely translated, ‘koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball.
3. Air Plant Hanger
This contemporary design by elainebjewelry is simple, yet so elegant. Its 5 star rating on Etsy comes as no surprise. So, give your Tillandsia the beautiful display it deserves.
4. Display Your Trailing Plants in Frames
Who says frames are just for paintings and photos? Upcycling household items to planters is a creative way of decorating your home. For instance, using frames to hang plants is sure to add a point of interest to any wall.
5. DIY Fridge Magnet Mini Planters
These are the cutest! Got no room to put your plants? Well stick them on the fridge! In fact, we made some recently ourselves and created this tutorial video.
6. Mini Macrame Hangers
If you’ve got a spare five minutes, consider making yourself a mini macrame hanger. You can also turn it into a keychain or rear-view mirror ornament.
7. Succulents in a Birdcage
For the vintage lovers, a birdcage is a must-have for your plant decor. You could also try putting some climbing plants in there and see how they wrap around the bars as they grow.
8. Hang from driftwood
Driftwood is a popular boho-inspired way to hang your plants. As well as looking good, they are cost effective and no one will have the same piece as you!
Via simplychivintage on Instagram
9. Hang from a trellis
Happen to have spare shipping pallets but not sure what to do with them? Ilovepalets.com has many great ideas for repurposed shipping pallets – this is just one!
Via I Love Palets
10. Hanging Plant Wall
What’s better than a wall? A plant wall. This article on Apartment Therapy showcases the Brooklyn loft of designer Carlos Fernández
11. Hanging Strawberries
Hanging Strawberries! This delicious idea was from Family Food Garden. Elevating the fruit lets them dangle as they grow, hence making them easier to pick and eat.
12. Pothos Curtain
The pothos plant is fast growing, bushy and grows in a long trail. So naturally, they make great curtains. They are tolerant of low-light and very easy to look after. A pothos plant is a must-have, indeed.
13. Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are perfect for lush outdoor flower displays.
14. DIY Hanging Shelf
Create this beautiful shelf with this amazing tutorial from A Beautiful Mess! Hanging shelves are desirable because of their sturdiness and clean, minimalist look.
Via A Beautiful Mess
15. Suction Cup Planter
This is a brilliant idea for an indoor herb garden. They have an inbuilt water reservoir and can be stuck on windows, tiles or even on your fridge! As a result of this clever feature, you have a lot of versatility depending on your home.
16. Spanish Moss Hanging Basket
This moss is amazing! It could also be a handy variation on that Cousin It costume for Halloween this year.
17. Hanging Cactus
Cacti aren’t the first type of plant you think of when you are looking for something to hang but we found a few lovely examples for inspiration. This example here is a Monkey’s Tail because, well you can see why. Even so, its funny appearance has made it a popular houseplant to have in many homes.
Via Dave’s Garden
18. Mid Century Inspired Hanging Plant Holder
If you have more expensive taste then these mid century hangers are for you.
19. Log Plant Holder
These are handmade by Etsy seller WoodlandFever and are designed for air plants and succulents. If you’re worried about space then don’t worry, these little hangers are only 3.5″ in size!
20. Succulents in coconut
Do you have a bunch of empty coconut shells lying around? No, me neither but if I did I’d know what to do.
21. Air plants mounted on cork
This gorgeous display piece can be purchased from AirPlantDesignCentre but could also be a fun DIY project.
22. Wall Planters from Method mfg
These aluminium wall planters from MethodMfg are sure to impress those neighbors that are always spying on your balcony. At the time of writing this post these planters are currently sold out, but they still inspire us nonetheless.
23. DIY Hanging Shell Planter
If you also collect shells as well as plants, this great tutorial teaches you how to make this cute shell planter.
Via Gina Michele
24. Enamel Ladle Planters
I love to see every day objects repurposed as planters and what is more handy than the humble ladle? Easy to hang and easy to move to around!
25. Hang them upside down
Upside down planters have been growing in popularity for the last few years. Design studio Boskke has a range of designs.
26. DIY Wall Planter
This fantastic tutorial from the Lana Red Studio blog teaches you how to make an amazing and inexpensive wall planter! There is both a video and a photo-based tutorial.
Via Lana Red Studio
27. Jellyfish air plants
These fun and quirky air plant holders by Cindy Searles are available on Etsy. Finally, a jellyfish that doesn’t sting!
28. DIY vertical plant hanger
Use this tutorial to make this gorgeous DIY vertical plant hanger. It’s a space saver, it’s suited for a wide range of plants, and therefore a great option to add to your home.
Via I Heart Naptime
29. Garment rack
A garment rack is another quick and versatile solution to your plant storage problems. Additionally, if you live in rental then this is a good alternative to drilling holes in the wall if your landlord is against it.
Via Gravity Home
30. Macrame hanger from wall
If you can’t hang your macrame planter from the ceiling, you can use a wall hook to hang them instead. Some designs will sit more nicely than others, so try and go for a flat design that will hang more flush with the wall.
31. Textile pocket
Do you have lots of herbs but haven’t got much space? Here’s a cute solution.
Via Flora Pockets
32. Balcony planter
Similarly, balcony planters suit a range of purposes from mini herb gardens to gorgeous displays of flowers.
Via Flora Pockets
33. DIY Hanging Geometric Clay Planter
This neat tutorial by German blog Junifaden teaches you how to make a mini geometric hanging planter. A trendy design, but timeless too!
34. From a Wall Bracket
This modern wall bracket can be used for a range of different hangers. Moreover, a wall bracket can relieve the stress of weight from the wall or ceiling.
35. DIY Hanging Succulent Ball
Has anyone told you that you have too many plants? We all know that’s not true. In fact, this eye-catching succulent cluster is exactly the reason we need as many plants as possible.
36. DIY Doily Plant Hangers
This is a super simple idea for a plant hanger. Cute and quick, indeed.
37. Vertical garden
Another type of planter that has been gaining popularity recently is the vertical garden. Best suited for climbing plants such as the Monstera Adansonii, they are a great way to have a lush garden with a small footprint.
38. Hanging geometric planter
You can find a geometric planter just about anywhere.
39. Hanging Macrame Shelf
Another charming macrame addition to the list is the hanging shelf. You can also style this shelf with candles or ornaments to add some variation.
40. DIY Clay Planters
Using clay opens up endless possibility! You pick the size, the shape and the color. Besides, you get the satisfaction that you made it all by yourself. Check out the tutorial by Paper & Stitch and get creating. Make them for yourself, or you could also make them as gifts.
Via Paper & Stitch
A hanging salad bowl is practical because it saves bench space and it has more access to light. Also, vegetables taste better when you grow them yourself!
42. Hanging Plants in the Shower
This is a clever placement of plants because there’s no need to drill extra holes for hooks and shelves. Also, the plants get all that humidity from shower usage and thrive even more.
43. Hang up your mason jars
This is another example of upcycling your household items. Furthermore, upcycling is a cost efficient and environmentally friendly way to hold your plants!
Via The Spruce
44. Hanging Plants Mounted on Cork Bark
These mounted cork barks are beautiful because they mimic how some tropical plants grow on rainforest tree trunks.
45. Forest Fern Botanical Banner
Etsy seller Floresdelsol handmade this beautiful banner from preserved forest ferns. Of course, you can make your own with any combination of pressed foliage.
46. Mini Wooden Pallet Boxes
Take a page from The House Gardener book and use these pretty wooden pallet designs. Natural materials such as wood make a great pairing with your greenery, thus making your home feel more natural too.
Via SF Girl by Bay
47. DIY Diamond Hanging Planters
You can’t go wrong with a geometric planter. Unless, of course, it has a pointed bottom and won’t sit on a table. We love this specific design of geometric planter because this diamond shape is best suited for a hanging purpose.
48. DIY Hanging Succulent Cone
Have you ever bought a hanging planter only to find it’s too heavy for your hook to handle? Look no further! Blogger Eryn has found a super lightweight solution and made hanging planters out of styrofoam. Although, Eryn mentions these planters aren’t too weather-proof so be mindful where you hang them.
Via Eryn with a y
49. Easy DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger
This DIY project only requires 4 supplies and costs next to nothing. We also adore the idea of wrapping twine around a jar to give a new look to a common household item. Quick and easy, but beautiful nonetheless.
50. Cat in a Planter
And finally, this planter contains two of our favorite things.
Thanks for reading! We hope it inspired you to try some new ideas. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this post you might also like our other post 14 Ways to Style Devil’s Ivy.
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