DIY Indoor Living Plant Wall - A Life Unfolding

DIY Indoor Living Plant Wall


Today I am sharing how I made a DIY Indoor Living Plant wall. I designed this wall for our latest short-term rental property, making it quite the feature wall!

It was easy to make and was pretty easy to maintain.

DIY Indoor Living Wall

DIY Indoor Living Plant Wall

Materials Used:

  • 2- 4 ft pieces of plywood
  • 1 x 2 board
  • Screws with anchors
  • Spray paint
  • 4 and 6-inch plant hangers
  • 4 and 6-inch clay pots
  • Plants


I started by cutting the plywood to fit the wall space.

Plywood prior to painting for plant wall.
Cut plywood

I then painted the plywood with Moss Green.

Spray painting plywood a Moss Green

We needed two separate pieces as the wall has a weird jut in it at the corner- which was part of the reason I chose this corner. It had a lot going on over there.

Before shot of the corner.
Cutting the plywood to fit. DIY plant wall.
One side was cut to size.

The bathroom is on the opposite side of this wall, and I didn’t want to attach a ton of screws into the wall that could maybe hit a pipe, so we made the plywood into a frame and attached that to the wall. If I decide to take it down later, we only have four screw holes to fill on each piece.

Making a frame to hang the plant holders on.

I am attaching the frame to the wall.

Finding the studs, we found we could use one screw in each corner.

Adding the plant holders

I used both 4-inch and 6-inch plant holders that I found on Amazon.

Plant holders.

Next, I randomly attached the holders to the frame.

I was happy that I wasn’t in danger of hitting any plumbing!

Placing the pots and attaching to the frame.
I am adding the plant holders.

My go-to plant varieties for an Indoor Plant Wall

  • Snake Plant/Sansevieria
  • ZZ Plant
  • Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • Spider Plant
  • Monstera
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Aloe
  • Hoya

After all the planters were hung, I put the plants into clay pots I bought locally.

Note: take a plant holder with you when you buy the pots. The 6-inch pots varied a little in size, and some slipped through the planter’s rim.

I ended up using 12- 6-inch pots and 12- 4-inch pots.

Indoor Plant Wall as an accent wall
DIY accent wall made from plants.

To water, I pull them down and place them in the shower while I clean the rest of the house.

My guests have LOVED the wall so far.

Close up of indoor plant wall
Easy-care plants are essential.

After I made this living plant accent wall, I found this article talking about how accent walls can add to your home value! Win, Win!

So, what do you think? Would you put one in your home?

Until Next time,


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  1. I love how this came out! Really makes the whole room. I think you have inspired me to make one for my sunroom!!

  2. Nicolle says:

    Libby I love the way this turned out! Now I’m looking for a wall I can do this to in my home 🙂 Maybe my office

  3. That plant wall looks nice. Plants always can dazzle up a room.

  4. Beautiful work. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday Link Party.

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  6. Pam says:

    This is absolutely wonderful! Now I want one.
    Thanks for sharing it at the TFT party!

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  8. Pam says:

    P.S. I’m featuring it this morning at the TFT party. Congrats!

  9. Cindy says:

    This very creative and pretty.

  10. Toby Morris says:

    Seems like you’d need a “drip rug” or something to lay down on the floor to catch any drips from the pots. Maybe a placemat that pet owners use to put feeding dishes on could work or a mat that families use by the door for snow or rain boots. I do like the look of the plant wall, though.

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