The Benefits of a Living Wall - plus how to create one.

The Benefits of a Living Wall - plus how to create one.

There's a new trend happening in 2023 for your home.  It's called the Green Living Wall. Winter is a great time of year to create one.  It's helps with those winter blues by adding a little life into your decor.

Even with limited space, you can bring the garden indoors with an indoor living wall. A vertical garden or green wall inside your home not only utilizes this otherwise unusable space, it helps remove toxins and purify the air, insulates to reduce energy bills (and some of your neighbor’s noise) and, if you grow some of your own food, saves you money on your grocery bills.

If you’re crafty, you can go the DIY route. Alternatively, if you're not comfortable with a hammer and screwdriver, there are a number of great commercially available kits and systems of varying materials, and designs. Ready to climb?

I made this vertical living wall for the space above my toilet.  I used pallet wood as the base and screwed some half moon pots to it.  Here's how we did it!

1. We had a couple of pallets laying around so we tore one of them apart and used the wood from that. It’s pretty rough but I wanted it a little rustic.

2.  I had ordered some ceramic half-moon planters and I decided I liked the look of those on the pallet wood.  We laid them out to figure out the finished size I was going to need which was 20 by 34.

3.  Then we cut all the pieces 34 inches long

4.  Next we nailed them together on the back with a 2 1/2 inch piece of wood from the pallet. We made sure all the ends were even by using a straight edge and then we nailed them with about a quarter inch gap between them. Then we did the same on the other end.

5.  Next, we added wood aging accelerator to the raw edges so they would blend in with the rest of the aged wood, but this is optional.

6. After we laid out the ceramic planters, we marked where each screw hole would be located. Since pallet wood splits pretty easily, we pre-drilled the spot where each screw was going to go.

7.  Then we numbered each planter based on where it’s located on the pallet because each planter has a slightly different hole configuration. Then we put in the screws.

8We screwed it to the wall making sure we went into the studs.

9. Once the planters were all planted, we just hung each one on the screws in the order we noted on them.

It took us just a few hours to make and we had so much fun picking our the different plants for it.  

You can grow many different types of plants on a plant wall – succulents, herbs, flowering plants, ornamental grasses and salad greens work well together.


Thank you Home Talk for your inspiration! 




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