Giving Your Design a Green Thumb
Feature walls in bathrooms enhance the overall design but when you add plants to the mix then it simply becomes an amazing centerpiece. Every bathroom could use a little “fresh air”. While potted plants can give the room an outdoorsy tropical feel, if you’re looking for a more sophisticated touch then a vertical garden will bump up your design sense to the next level. Modern spaces that utilize eco design and vertical gardens are all the rage right now. These beautiful natural backdrops are not only space efficient but like “living paintings” add a fresh and exciting touch to any room.
The Allure of Living Walls
So you may be asking yourself…a vertical what? Simply put a vertical garden is vegetation that is grown straight up and down on walls or racks, rather than in the traditional horizontal position. Offering homeowners an ecofriendly way to dress up their interiors, these “living walls” connect nature with our home environment while providing a smooth and relaxing transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. They can be easily installed in rooms with a small footprint, making them very popular for condo and apartment living and is also an innovative way to put your lackluster walls and your creativity to good use!
Benefits of a Vertical Garden
If you have always wanted to bring plants into your bathroom but just didn’t have the floor space then vertical gardening is a viable solution that gives you the opportunity to indulge in this trendsetting eco lifestyle. You can use your walls or install racks to build a perpendicular green space. Another benefit of a living wall is that it will transform any space into a one-of-a-kind display for everyone to enjoy. This spectacular natural exhibit also filters the room, not only to improve air quality but to take out extra moisture after showers, as well. And if you enjoy eating fresh greens, then planting vegetables or herbs on this façade will provide you with an alternative supply of food, that’s always fresh and on demand when in season.
Examples of Vegetation to Use
Low growing plants look best on these living walls, offering the most visual impact in the least amount of space. Succulents and cactus are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance. These plants are ideal for vertical gardens because they have the ability to thrive on limited water sources, such as mist and dew, which allows them to survive from the condensation of your shower. But it still would be a good idea to give them a little extra moisture now and again to ward off dehydration. Different types of mosses are also a good choice for this type of display. Low-growing chartreuse plants can enliven your bathroom wall. There are hundreds of varieties; they’re attractive, easy to plant, and don’t require too much upkeep. Growing herbs indoors requires a fairly sunny space and lots of tender loving care to thrive. Due to their finicky nature, be prepared to replace these plants every now and then.
Creating a Composition
A vertical garden with cascading creepers next to a tub looks cozy and inviting to dress up any room. Allow your inner artist to come out by combining sizes, shapes, colors and textures of foliage in a unique way. Think about how the colors and textures affect and relate to one another. You can even create a painterly composition or spell out letters or numbers with the vegetation on the wall. And don’t forget to showcase your new installation gallery-style by adding some track lighting above the display.
Extraordinary Feature Decoration
Indoor plants improve the air quality in our homes and can look fantastic. These living walls can be used as a centerpiece for your bathroom as well as a convenient source of food. Creating a succulent tapestry is as stunning as any artwork in a gallery and can be a great “conversation piece” when friends and family come to visit. These installations are a great way to bring nature into your living quarters and can even serve as a fun weekend project that the whole family can participate in! Once you find the right solution for your vertical space, you can instantly turn an ordinary wall into an extraordinary feature decoration. Give it a try today!