Hanging Planters

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When I saw this month’s theme for Urban Jungle Bloggers I got a bit excited as I thought it would be a great reason for me to get my craft on and create my very own hanging planter … well, February whizzed by and besides spending the last week painting my attic floor, no other house relating things happened! I DID go to IKEA (on Valentine’s Day no less – so romantic!) and picked myself up a number of new plant friends, including … wait for it … a hanging planter and little vine thingy, ‘just in case':

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I quite like it, I have to say. Let’s see how long it survives, as I am not known for my green thumb. I never let it stop me though, I just buy new plants when the old ones die!

If you’ve been anywhere near anything interiors related of late, you’ll already know that plants are hot right now, but actually, Natalie and I have always loved adding plants as they are a relatively cheap, quick and easy way of adding life and warmth to any space, particularly those that are often a bit cold and clinical, like kitchens, bathrooms and offices.

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While the macrame hanging planter trend reminds me a bit too much of my childhood and bathrooms covered in crazy vines, this did make me wonder if I could make it work:

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The key is to keep it light – which is the overarching trend that Louise (from 30s magazine) talked about recently.  Some more interesting ideas via her blog:

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Those hanging planks are an easy DIY and I have to say that I really like the lightness of them.

Just a couple more from our Pinterest greens & flowers board – to see if we can inspire you to give hanging plants a go:

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The picture above also shows a trend that I’ve been noticing – of clear vessels being used as pots, so that you see the soil. I think it adds to the richness of the plants – what do you think?

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And if you’re still not convinced that you won’t kill your plants the how about a little air plant, that doesn’t need much more beyond air and light?

Let us know if you’ve been inspired and do share your plants with us either here, on Facebook or on Instagram!

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