There is nothing common about the common houseplant these days and with recent articles by The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times, indoor plant ownership is skyrocketing and there is no limit to this fascinating hobby or the exotic plants people are seeking. In additional to many millennials taking up an interest in indoor plants in leu of a yard, bars restaurants, offices, and hotels are installing wall planters and green walls as well and they are all doing so for the same reason – they do not take up valuable floor or counter space!
Luckily, hanging a wall planter is relatively easy. For only a couple of dollars at your local hardware store, you can buy the screws and hardware you will need to hang your planter. You can spare yourself the expense of hiring a handyman and have a few bucks left over to invest in that exotic, eye-catching plant. Here’s a simple guide on how to install wall mounted planters:
Standard Wall Planters
Wall planters, regardless of size, need to be mounted securely to any wall surface. Always remember to use “pan head” or hex head “lag” screws to hang your planters. These screws provide a lip which will prevent you planter from falling off unlike a screw with a conical profile. Your local hardware store will be familiar with these terms. Never tighten the screw completely against a ceramic or glass wall planter as both materials need to be able to expand and contract with temperature.
If you would like to install your planters into drywall, you will need the appropriate screw and possibly a drywall anchor depending on the weight of the wall planter and location desired. Make sure you read the hanging instructions that come with your wall planter and take note of any hanging suggestions they make including weight requirements. Self-drilling (that’s right, no predrilling, no power tools!) plastic drywall anchors will more than likely be adequate for any wall planter you wish to hang. They come in different sizes and each requires a specific sized pan head screw. The staff at your local hardware store will be able to help you. Do not go to Home Depot or Lowes for help.
- First, figure out if your wall planter is heavy enough to need an anchor or if a screw by itself will suffice. Screws that are driven into a wall stud do not need an anchor. Studs are usually spaced apart 16” On Center in The US.
- Deciding where the planters will go and mark the wall with a pencil. If you want multiple planters to be evenly spaced, remember, measure twice, drive once.
- Once the positions are finalized, use a screwdriver to drive in the self-drilling drywall anchor right on the pencil mark. If pencil mark is located on a stud, just drive the screw into the drywall. Remember most drywall is ½” thick so your screw needs to be long enough to enter into the stud. A 2” screw is a good size and a power drill will make your life easier.
- If using an anchor, use a screwdriver to drive in the pan head screw.
- Hang ceramic planters on the screw.
If installing your planter in concrete or masonry, use anchors or screws designed specifically for the task.
Modular Ceramic Planters Are the Future
If you’re looking for a unique, modern alternative to the basic and utilitarian wall-mounted planter, check out modular ceramic wall-mounted planters, like the Node Collection from Pandemic Design Studio. These sleek, stylish, and eye-catching designs can be affixed to the wall just like standard planters. Because of their large flat back, they can also be attached using Velcro, which is great if you want to mix up their positioning from time to time or you want to hang them in a bathroom or kitchen without drilling into your tile. 3M Command Strips are also an excellent way to hang Nodes but please read the instructions on the packaging for Velcro and Command Strips. Pandemic Design Studio can also provide pre-cut, pre-finished, and pre-drilled wooden backing boards that make installation super easy for larger installations. Whether you’re looking to add a few plants to a bare wall in your apartment or want to install an entire green wall in your office lobby, modular designs are the way to go to add extra interest, intrique, and an eye-catching statement piece in any space.
Style and Quality Matter
Your wall planter should be more than just an object that holds a plant; it should be a design element that adds to the aesthetic of your space and should be an extension of your values. Choose quality materials that will last a lifetime. The ceramic wall planters collection by Pandemic Design Studio is hand-crafted from premium quality Pennsylvania stoneware slip, right here in the U.S.A. This high fired ceramic stoneware won’t crack when frozen, making it a smart choice for planters that will be placed outside. Invest in quality, and make your home or business come alive. Check out the ceramic wall-mounted planters from our Node collection today.
Looking for a stunning piece of decor to beautify your home? Table vases are a simple, effortless element of home design. They can instantly transform your space while introducing contemporary colors and shapes. From creating a vibrant flower scape to designing a minimalist centerpiece, here’s how to arrange table vases to achieve a refined, sophisticated look.
Make a Bold Statement with Different Colors
When it comes to arranging table vases, experiment with different color palettes. For example, pairing a crisp white ceramic table vase with a bright orange area rug creates a bold contrast with a modern aesthetic. In the entryway, try placing a colored floor vase, at least five feet away from the entrance, to impress guests as soon as they enter your home.
Pairing a minimalist white or gray table vase with fresh blooms can help brighten the darker corners of your home. Also, adding a brightly colored ceramic one to a neutral tablescape can serve as a statement piece and provide interest to the room. Whether they blend into your room’s color scheme or pop up from the foreground, they create a unique look to any room.
Group Similar Vases Together for a Refined Look
You can design a striking, modern display in your home by grouping different types of vases together. While they don’t need to match in size, shape, or color, arranging them together builds a minimalist centerpiece to display fresh greenery or seasonal blooms.
If you’re looking for more décor inspiration, consider displaying a few mid-century vases on a shelf in your living room or grouping floor vases together in the corner of your dining room. With modern ceramic vases available in five different sizes and diverse color options, the Stacks Collection makes it easy to create a personal and custom arrangement for any room in your home.
Create a Stunning Tablescape with Different Styles
While grouping similar vases together can create a contemporary look, asymmetrical arrangements can also infuse personality into your space. For example, instead of putting one large cylindrical table vase on each side of the dining room table, update your tablescape with different sizes, shapes, and add texture with flowers and greenery to create depth and stimulate the eye.
By decorating with different shapes, colors, and styles, you can easily add variety to your interior design and highlight your tablescape. Plus, the mobility of vases means you can quickly change and update your look throughout the year.
Modernize Your Home with Beautiful Ceramic Table Vases
Vases refine your space with color and by filling your vases, they can add texture. Whether you’re looking to incorporate fresh greenery into your space or revive your home with luxury vases, Pandemic Design Studio is your destination for museum-quality contemporary pieces.
Our sustainable ceramic vases feature an innovative modular design, making them a functional addition to any room. Breathe life into your space and instantly update your home with our unrivaled collection.