Hanging indoor plants improves indoor beauty, aesthetics, and air quality while saving you a lot of space. Whether it’s because you have a confined space or you want to create a different and unique aesthetic in your home, hanging plants is an innovative and attractive way to show off your favorite plants.
Besides hanging the plants with a curtain rod, there are several DIY methods you can use to hang plants. From hanging a pot to creating lively indoor gardens, here are some ways to hang your indoor plants and add a pop of nature to your living space.
Ways to Hang Plants in Front of Windows
1. Using a Curtain Rod
It’s the simplest method on our list. For this setup, you’ll need hanging pots compatible with your window size and the rod’s strength. Putting too much weight might damage the curtain rod, whereas hanging a larger pot will block the window view.
You’ll need s-shaped hooks to attach one or several pots to the existing curtain rod. You can get creative and opt for macrame plant hangers or a macrame plant holder for a single hanging pot.
Using tension rods is another way to hang plants in front of your window frame. However, tension rods don’t support much weight and are only suitable for small potted plants.
2. DIY Hanging Shelves
If you have a few small-sized pots, making a hanging plant shelve would be an excellent way to display your indoor plants in style. Here’s a quick rundown on how you can make a hanging shelve.
Tools and Materials You’ll Need
- Wood plank.
- Miter saw.
- Handheld drill.
- Cotton rope.
- S-shaped hook.
- Carpenter’s glue.
Step 1: Cut your wood plank into nine wooden pieces, each with a 10-inch length and 2-inch width. The length and width can be increased or decreased according to the size of your window and pots.
Step 2: Make a 45-degree miter cut on each end of the wood pieces using your miter saw.
Step 3: Drill holes on each end of the wood all the way through.
Step 4: Now take three wooden pieces and apply the carpenter’s glue on each area before joining them together in a triangle. You’ll get three identical triangles that will become the holding area of your hanging shelf.
Step 5: Starting from the bottom, pass the cotton ropes through the holes while tying knots to provide stability.
Step 6: Keep the exact distance for each wood holder for easy placement of pots.
3. Mesh Bags
It’s a fun yet practical way to hang plants in front of your window. You can either tie these mesh bags to the curtain or place some wall hooks to hang the mesh bags in place. These mesh bags are eco-friendly for hanging your beautiful branching plants and vines.
4. Wall-mounted Pot Holders
Instead of hanging your plants, install individual plant holders around your window. You’ll make good use of the space near your window and provide your indoor plants with enough sunlight to thrive.
5. Screw-in Ceiling Hooks
These hooks are made to hang heavy pots near your window. Ceiling hooks can easily hold around 50 pounds. Plant varieties like the heartleaf philodendron, pothos, English ivy, and Boston fern have cascading leaves, making these hooks an excellent option to add decor and texture to your indoor space.
6. Suction Planters
These planters have silicone-based cups that can adhere to any glass surface. Suction planters are workable when you don’t want your plants hanging on the curtain rod or from the ceiling. It’s the best option for people having glass windows and limited indoor space. The planters come in glass and plastic-based variations, providing a minimalistic yet modern outlook to the living space.
You can grow an entire herb garden in your kitchen by attaching these suction pots to your kitchen’s glass windows.
7. Magnetic Hooks
This is an easy way to place your plant pots without any hassle. These magnetic hooks can easily adhere to curtain rods or any metal surface above or near a window. A single magnetic hook can hold a small plant pot.
8. Magnetic Shelves
If you don’t want to hang your plants, magnetic shelves might be the right choice for you. These shelves have a strong magnet that clings well to metal windows, providing a stable platform to place your plants near natural light.
Several houseplants and succulents can be placed on these shelves that require light beams throughout the day. Besides placing them on the windows, these shelves can be attached to your fridge or any metal surface near your kitchen window to grow herbs.
9. Wall-mounted Basket
Add texture and a natural appeal to the living space by adding a wall-mounted plant basket. While this basket won’t hang with your window, it will still provide an elegant vibe to fill the area. Growing your staghorn fern would be an amazing choice for this mounted plant basket.
10. Install a Trellis
You can either purchase a trellis that comes in various sizes or make one yourself using metal wire and pliers. The hard metal wire should be twisted to resemble a grid where you can hook or tie up your plant. Trellis are mostly placed near a window or drywall to make it lively.
Other Areas You Can Place Your Plants
- You can use wall-mounted bookshelves or the top of your cabinets or closets to pace vines, providing a naturally pleasant outlook to the space. Let the leaves hang down but don’t forget to trim your plants if the branches are uneven or you see growth in one area for beautiful growth.
- A garment rack can be sued to hang plants using ropes or different metal hooks.
- You can use an old ladder, a coat hanger, or an old bookshelf.
- If you have a green thumb and an empty wall you want to fill, consider making a slated plant wall. Use the same-sized flower pots with different colors if you want the space to look vibrant.
Plant Varieties to Grow Indoors
Now that we’ve covered several ideas for hanging plants in front of your windows let’s review a few plant varieties you should consider growing in these hanging pots.
1. Devil’s Ivy
The plant is known for its resilience to extreme changes in the environment. Devil’s ivy stays green when even kept for extended periods in the dark. Other common names of the plan include golden pothos and money plants. The leaves are heart-shaped, providing a mesmerizing touch indoors. These plants require minimum sunlight and little care.
2. Spider Plant
It’s the easiest plant to grow indoors and requires little care. The only thing this plant needs the most is sunlight. Therefore, always plant them in hanging pots in front of your window or in indoor areas with ample sunlight.
3. Chenille Plant
If you want to catch the attention of your guests, plant and care for the chenille plant on one of your hanging shelves. The plant has thick green foliage and grows fur-like long flowers that hang out from the pot.
The plant loves sunlight, making it the right choice to plant it in a hanging pot in front of your window. Chenille plant requires pruning to make the plant thrive better and grow vibrant flowers.
4. Baby’s Tears
The houseplant got its name due to the distinct round shape of its leaves. These plants grow quickly and look beautiful as their stems hang out from the suspended pots in front of your window.
5. Boston Fern
A lush green and leathery plant that adds a fresh touch to the living space. While the plant adds a fresh vibe to the space, a little care is necessary for the plant to survive. Besides keeping the plant away from direct sunlight, keep spraying the plant with water, as Boston ferns love humidity.
6. Bird’s Best Fern
A natural decor that will fit perfectly well in your small hanging pots. The long and curvy leaves of the plant grow to each side of the plant and change shape according to the amount of light exposure. Avoid hanging these plants at places where there is direct sunlight as their leaves start turning yellow.
We hope the ideas we shared with you assist in revamping your indoor space to look naturally pleasing to the eye. While most plant hanging ideas mentioned here can be installed easily. Still, it’s best to wear the necessary safety gear when installing hooks with drills and hammer nails.