Wall accessories in the home usually consist of paintings, artwork, and family photographs. The newest idea in wall accessories is a living wall which is basically an indoor garden hanging on your wall.
The living wall, sometimes referred to as a green wall, is a new concept that interior designers should add to the list of home decorations. All this consists of is an arrangement of indoor plants placed on a wall to give it the effect that they are growing out of the wall. I am sure you remember ivy covered walls of years gone by. This is the same idea except a smaller version made specifically for inside your house.
The ivy covered walls on the outside are growing straight up from the soil that surrounds the building that they are climbing. The living wall in your house does not have that advantage. It takes a little planning as it requires a delicate irrigation and feeding system than a regular houseplant. The final results are a lot more pleasurable than just an individual plant.
The living wall creates a spacious area for plants instead of trying to find room on your floor. That is why these wall accessories have become more popular. The size of this living wall can utilize an entire wall or it can be the size of picture frame if you just want to try it out. You can build one yourself or have a professional build one for you to your particular specifications.
The living wall provides more plant live for the small area. This green wall will help remove pollutants and toxins from your indoor air especially during the winter months when we spent so much time indoors. This is a very effective and healthy way keep the air purified for our families. Because of the healthy environment it provides and the extra space for houseplants these wall accessories have become more popular.
These particular wall accessories are perfect for penthouse apartments, our homes, restaurants, resorts, and hotels. I can not think of any other plant display that creates such a conversation piece as the living wall. Many living walls are available in kit form and they include all the planting grids, a top and bottom reservoir, hardware for mounting, usually a cedar frame, and the complete instructions. All you do is water the wall through the top tray/reservoir and the water finds its way to each plant grid. The extra water collects in the bottom reservoir. If you place your living wall in a brightly lit area you can use flowering plants and succulents. For the area that does not get much light, ferns and ivies will do much better.