6 ways to incorporate green walls in living spaces

You will have seen green walls adorning external spaces, but what about green walls in the home, such as in the living room or foyer?

The idea is catching on here and not simply because green walls are a pleasant visual feature.

Mr Veera Sekaran, founder and managing director of urban greenery company Greenology, says: “Green wall systems can help home owners maximise their vertical space, while freeing up horizontal space for other uses.

“A small green wall of 1m by 2m can hold up to 60 plants – a number nigh impossible to have on the floor of a regular-sized balcony.”

Here are some ways you can incorporate green walls into different spaces at home.




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  • Who: Mr David Brenner, founding principal and managing director of San Francisco-based Habitat Horticulture. He has designed green walls for residences and commercial spaces in California, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and fashion designer Anya Hindmarch's flagship store in Los Angeles.

    Where is an ideal place to have a green wall?



    A living or green wall has the most impact on spaces that you can sit in and enjoy, especially when it covers an existing concrete or blank wall. Some of the most dramatic transformations are in light wells or basements.



    How does one design an aesthetically pleasing green wall?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the client is the beholder in this case, so his preference is the first thing I take into account.

    For any garden, matching various textures, colours, leaf forms and growth patterns helps to create interest. I strive for something that will look good not just on day one, but also remains so as it reaches a mature stage.

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This article was originally published in Home & Decor Singapore

Photos:Habitat Horticulture, Vertical Green, Greenology, Garry Belinsky & Legacy Estates LA

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