13 Stunning Indoor Vertical Garden Planter Ideas & Projects

I don’t know about you, but in my small home, horizontal surfaces are few and far between. I wish I had a giant sideboard that I could march a dozen herb plants down, or multiple table tops to spread out my fern collection. But, I don’t. You probably don’t either, but still want to grow an indoor garden of some variety. That’s ok, because we found these inspiring ideas for creative indoor vertical garden planters! Use that vertical space to create a wall garden, because nothing creates real life in a room more than plants and flowers!




Indoor Vertical Garden Planters

Vertical Garden Planters

Our first pick is this DIY indoor wall planter from ‘Bre Purposed‘, made from pegboard. She actually made her own (it’s easy) but you could buy pegboard for this project too.


This next project is really cool, because it’s a vertical garden planter that looks like copper pipe. But it’s not! It’s plain ol’, easy to work with PVC pipe painted to look like copper! The DIY tutorial is from The Maven at ‘Craft Bits‘.


Susie Frazier created this indoor vertical garden and tells you just how to do it. I love the clean lines of this project, it just looks neat and tidy. You are gonna need some plants for these projects, so check out our post on 10 Must Have Plant Subscription Boxes and gift yourself some plant love!


This DIY plant wall by Mandi at ‘Vintage Revivals‘ is made from wood strips and leather. Yep, leather straps hold in the planter pots! If you want a cool indoor plant wall, this is the DIY for you!


Ok. Seriously? These vertical garden planters are a DIY project! They look like they come right from ‘West Elm’ or Crate & Barrel’! From ‘Design Love Fest‘, she makes these little plant pockets from air dry clay. Such a fresh and fun project. And this coral color? On the list for our Palm Springs house!


Don’t want to take the time to make those planters (above)? Thats ok, ‘Wayfair‘ has a wall planter that is almost the same idea! And, it’s inexpensive, so you can create a whole plant wall with these!


Love, love, love this steel wall garden planter set from ‘Birch Lane‘. This is a set of three, and they look perfect just the way they are! However, if you want to funk it up a little, you can paint them too. These would be a perfect way to display air plants as well.


On ‘Design Milk’ we found the ‘Opot‘… this is a cool product that provides a plastic film and two eyelets to hang these unique wall planters… Find out how to use the ‘Opot’!




Indoor Vertical Garden Planters – Ikea Hacks

Ikea hacks are really popular in the DIY world because you can take cheap furnishings or supplies, and turn them into something really cool. Vertical wall planters are no exception!

Pretty Handy Girl‘ made this living plant wall for indoors in about 30 minutes using the same 79 cent Ikea containers we used on our modern outdoor plant wall over at ‘TGG’. Easy tutorial, easy project!


Same vertical garden planter idea, different types of Ikea planters, and we love the pink pop! From ‘Lana Red Studio‘.


So the next two Ikea planter hacks both use the “Frosta” stool from Ikea. As a matter of fact, one uses the legs, and the other uses the top! You could make both the following projects from one stool!


This first vertical garden planter DIY uses just the legs from the Ikea stool. You will need Google Translate for this page, at it appears to be in Dutch! From ‘vtwonen‘.


This next wall planter just uses the top of the stool. This Ikea hack planter from ‘Grillo Designs‘ is the perfect plant shelf! Lots of step by step photos.


From ‘Ten June‘, this Ikea bucket wall planter makes a big impression. Michelle simply hangs them with picture hangers, and pops in a plant!


Are you inspired by our post on Indoor Vertical Garden Planters? Then hop on over to our posts on Decorating with Air Plants and Stone & Brick Accent Wall Ideas!

Also check out our posts on DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas,  DIY Plant Stands , DIY Indoor Greenhouses, and Best Low Light Plants To Grow over at TGG!


Image Credits: Lana Red Studio, Bre Purposed, Craft Bits, Susie Frazier, Vintage Revivals, Design Love Fest, Wayfair, Birch Lane, Design Milk, Pretty Handy Girl, vtwonen, Grillo Designs
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Frazier Mark
    May 2, 2019 / 5:12 am

    Indoor planter ideas and projects the best article information. thanks for sharing the best information.

    Also, do you have an any beautiful house-related site

  2. July 20, 2017 / 8:26 am

    These are clever ideas for making a garden! I don’t have a big garden at the house and these vertical wall garden quite are perfect for me! I’ll try making them!

  3. January 24, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I absolutely love that vertical buckets idea. Finished installing it yesterday at my appartment and now Im fascinated how this idea enriched my living space. I, personally, love to add plants to any possible corner at my place) And by the way – I used Apromera`s flower pots – they were just what I`ve looked for!

  4. Susan
    May 9, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I love the re-purposed wood idea! How did you attach the buckets? Screwed into the wood? Or attached so the buckets could be removed?

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 23, 2016 / 8:57 am

      Im sorry, its not our project, so we don’t have that info… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

  5. Nic
    April 18, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Great article, beautiful examples! Looking forward to adding this to my home. Thank you!

  6. March 17, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing some great inside garden ideas, we have a really small apartment but I always dream about a garden! I think I finally find my way now

  7. February 28, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Finally some ideas as to how to get the 7 plants i own off my coffee table! Great post, thanks!

  8. Vicky
    February 27, 2016 / 5:14 am

    These are great, but are specific plants that you should use? I am worried they won’t get any sunlight. Is just watering them enough?

    • Kathy Woodard
      March 24, 2016 / 9:10 am

      All plants need sunlight, be sure to match your plants to the type of light your room provides! There is a plant for almost every lighting situation that could be used in these projects…

  9. priest
    January 31, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Now if you had some idea on lighting for the plants that would complete the my world. Thanks for the ideas, some are outstanding.
    Sincerely Priest

  10. Christine
    January 20, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    These are great ideas. Living, looks fresh and clean

  11. December 28, 2015 / 2:31 am

    Lovely collection of ideas, I like the wooden wine crates the best!

  12. Beth Diemer
    December 1, 2015 / 7:16 am

    These ideas are just what I’ve looking for. I love that the plants high enough up that our cats won’t be able to get to them. * Well we do have a few jumpers but think they will still be ok. Can’t wait to try them.

  13. SILVIA
    September 13, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Muy bueno e interesante su jardineras de pared. Atte. Silvia Samamé B.

  14. March 18, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    These are so nice.
    I love the indoor gardens you featured here.

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