We love having plants in our home. They freshen the air we breathe and look great with any design style. But plants take up space. And if you live in an urban center, then it might be difficult to find space for the home garden of your dreams. So if you’re looking for ways to cultivate a home garden in a compact apartment, then consider a living plant wall. They use up less water than a home garden, and take up much less space. Follow our guide to get the look you want for your living plant wall.

Herbs and Spices

williams sonoma living wall

A living plant wall isn’t solely decorative. Considering installing one in the kitchen, and outfitting it with your favorite herbs and spices. Our designers love this living plant wall from Williams Sonoma. It includes a chalkboard frame, so you can label each of your plants, in case you forget the difference between mint and basil.

Gallery Living Plant Wall

west elm hanging planters

If a whole wall of plants seems daunting, then consider a few smaller individual planters. These hanging planters from West Elm are a great way to create a gallery wall of plants. Go for a monochromatic look, or mix it up with a collection of different styles.

Nurture Your Green Thumb

living plant wall

When it comes to a living plant wall, include a wide variety of plants, for a compelling and textured vertical garden. In this Central Park West penthouse, we placed a living plant wall next to the foyer, and included a variety of shrubbery.

Reclaimed Wood

shabby chic reclaimed wood planter

Working with reclaimed materials is a great way to give your space a chic, rustic look. This wall planter from Wayfair comes in an old wine crate, and looks great in a shabby chic space. 

Drip-Line Irrigation

drip line irrigation

If you have time to consistently and thoroughly water all of the plants in your home, then we envy you. But if you don’t have the time, or tend to forget, then consider a plant wall with a drip-line irrigation system. This planter from Target connects to your hose, so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting them.

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

moss plant wall

If plants are a bit high maintenance, then consider a living moss wall. This moss wall from Luludi Living Art was designed to create a mini oasis in your home, without stressing you out about forgetting to water your plants.

Succulent Living Plant Wall

succulent living wall

And if moss is still too high maintenance, then consider a living succulent wall. These desert plants look great in highly contemporary homes, and are incredibly water efficient. Folks, it doesn’t get more low maintenance than this.