Modern Living Walls: The Interiors Trend That Keeps on Growing

Urban garden spaces have never been more popular and the more attention grabbing the better. Oneof the biggest indoor gardening trends is the living wall, or vertical garden – a collection of wall-mounted plants that breathe life into both gardens and interiors.

We've seen coolinterpretations sprout up across hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces and now we're seeing them in stylish, modern homes too.

Loved by green-fingered urbanites, they're a genius use of space and perfect for compact gardens, courtyards, roof terraces, patios and balconies –if you can't grow out, grow up!

But they're not just for gardens; they're also a great way of bringing the outside in, quite literally, transforming rooms into feeling like an extension of your outdoor space.

Perhaps a fragrant wall of fresh, leafy herbs in the kitchen or a vibrant wall of trailing and tumbling foliage in the living room?

Choose low-maintenance plants that enjoy the high life, such as ferns and grasses, keep herbs in the kitchen, or create a tactile and textural mossy splash back.

Bring the trend to life and create your own piece of plant heaven with living wall planters.Dobbies Garden Centres has lunched its own stack-able wall-mounted planters designed for real greenery and indoor herb gardens. Made up of a modular framework, they can be tailored to suit the size of the wall, and each living wall planter can hold three plants. These new, clever versatile planters add instant interest, colour – not to mention a lovely, fresh scent.

Pile up, place side-by-side and sit back and watch as your very own urban jungle bursts into life.

Or keep things even simpler, and dedicate a bookcase for a growing plant collection.

For a minimalist take on the trend, opt for sleek shelving and small, potted succulents.

If your thumb isn’t green enough to keep it all growing, you can always fake it with faux ferns, florals and foliage.

Stylish, contemporary and low maintenance. What's not to love?

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.