Green walls are one of the hottest trends in indoor décor. They have been around for years now and seem all set to gain even more traction in the days to come. That makes now the perfect time to install an indoor garden wall of your own.
First, you need to understand the types and applications of indoor garden walls.
Two types of indoor garden walls
There are two broad types of indoor garden walls:
1. Indoor living walls
Indoor living walls create a vertical garden using live plants. These typically involve the use of hanging containers or modular planting designs.
2. Indoor artificial green walls
These walls create green or colorful vertical indoor gardens using artificial plants, artificial greenery wall panels, or tiles.
4 applications of indoor garden walls
Based on their type, indoor garden walls can serve these purposes in your home or office interiors:
1. Indoor garden walls provide the benefits of biophilia
Interior garden walls are a great way of enjoying the benefits of biophilia. The presence of natural (or realistic natural-looking) forms and colors makes the space tranquil and, of course, beautiful. They can boost creativity and productivity, your mood, and make you feel healthier and happier.
Garden walls can be used in any space that can benefit from a biophilic design. Your office’s reception, cafeteria, workspace, even washrooms can use a garden wall. At home, virtually every indoor space—from the bedroom, study, and nursery to the balcony—can be enhanced using an indoor plant wall.
2. Indoor garden walls are a unique décor element
When it comes to decor, unique is one of the rarest, most sought after qualities. Indoor garden walls have the potential of adding a unique, dramatic vertical element to your interior space.
Not even tall indoor plants or miniature trees can replicate the visual impact of an entire wall of green. What’s more, you can include a wide spectrum of floral colors to your indoor wall. As such, it can serve as the focal point of the room.
You can include similar hues in the rest of the space to create uniformity. But if you’re going for a dramatic interior design, choose the most vibrant, contrasting colors and textures.
Not all indoor spaces can support flower development. Most flowering plants require a good amount of sunlight to prosper. That’s scarce indoors. That leaves you with just a handful of plant choices. These few plants can only be part of walls that get a reasonable amount of sunlight.
So, if your goal is to include a lot of vibrance, it’s best to go with artificial plants. Realistic looking artificial flowering plants also bring an element of surprise. It’ll take the visitors a minute to get over the vision of zinnias or dahlias adorning an indoor wall.
3. Indoor living walls enrich the space with natural fragrance
There’s a marked difference between floral fragrances emitted by an air freshener and that emanating from an actual living flower. Just the awareness that you smell a real flower makes the experience richer, more enthralling.
Lavender, orchids and lilies of the valley are some of the best, most fragrant indoor flowering plants for your walls. For walls that don’t get enough sun to support the blooms, we recommend fragrant herbs and plants with aromatic foliage.
Recommended fragrant herbs
● Ground ivy
Recommended plants with fragrant foliage
4. Indoor garden walls reduce noise
Plants are great at reducing indoor noise levels. The branches, leaves, and stems all absorb sound. And that’s not all. A wall covered with flexible materials (such as a garden wall) vibrates when a sound wave impacts it. It will vibrate, causing the sound energy to transform into other energy forms and deflect it. A regular masonry wall is rigid. It will simply reflect the sound wave towards the source.
Another benefit of indoor garden walls is they reduce echoes. Plantings covering the walls help in refracting the sound, effectively eliminating echoes.
Both live and artificial garden walls are effective noise controls. Artificial wall panes made from acoustic materials, however, have greater noise reduction ability. So, if noise absorption is your primary goal, opt for acoustic green wall panels.
Installing an indoor garden wall
To install an indoor garden wall, you have several options. installation procedures differ.
1. Wall mounted planters
Choosing the right planter is paramount. It should be light and durable, with drainage holes. Custom modular walls with built-in planters are a good idea. But if you’re looking to mount planters on a regular wall, make sure the planters are held secure.
You can use multiple plant varieties and multiple designs. Create different levels, each with a particular plant type. Or, you can create a blend of different shapes, colors, and textures. You can also use tall potted plants at the base of the wall.
2. Climbing plants trained on a wall
Potted climbing plants can easily be trained up a wall using a support structure (a pole or large vase). You can alternately train ceiling mounted creeping plants down across your wall. Creeping vines such as Pothos, English ivy and grape ivy are ideal for indoor garden walls. These vines are all vigorous growers. Make sure they receive the right soil type and adequate fertilization and you’ll have them covering your entire wall in no time.
3. Artificial green wall panels
Artificial green wall panels are fully customizable. All you have to do is pick a design and place your order. You can have lush, green artificial flowers arranged in rows or waves of trailing plant creating intricate patterns across your wall. You can also have your brand name etched out in natural looking green.
Choose eco-friendly, fade-proof green wall panels. These will beautify your place for years with negligible care.
With all these choices, picking the right indoor garden wall can be tricky. Take some time; consider your budget, the visual style you want, and the care involved. Will help you make the best choice for your indoor space.