Whether you’re short on floor or surface space, want to add an illusion of height to a room, or if you simply want to bring some lush greenery or pretty storage to a dark corner, a hanging woven planter ticks ALL the boxes.
LAINI charcoal black and natural striped baskets from £16
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Hanging baskets are a beautiful way to bring the outdoors in, and most trailing plants are super-fast growers too. Trailing plants over drawers and desks lends a lush sense of the wilderness to your indoor spaces. Trailers like spider plants, ivy and silver pothos are also some of the most commonly propagated houseplants, so with a simple hanging planter you can enjoy endless, beautiful foliage all over your home.
"A trailing plant gives an indoor jungle vibe without being overpowering. Not only do they look impressive, but most hanging plants don't need a lot of light to growl. They are perfect to place anywhere in your home."
HANGING BASKET FAQS
Where could I hang my hanging basket?
Practically anywhere! You can either place woven planters on shelves, desks and mantelpieces and let the greenery trail over the edge - or you can buy a one, two or three-tiered hanger to hang your baskets in. Typically, hanging baskets work well in window recesses where open space is going spare, but they also look fab hung above baths and basins, hung from mantelpieces and bookshelves, and hung from the ceiling in areas of the home where you could do with attractive vertical storage such as a kitchen, bathroom, utility room or playroom.
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MEGHNA Two tier handwoven jute macrame hanger £19
What about watering and drainage?
Your plant needs to be planted in a plastic pot with drainage holes first, then placed on top of a saucer or plastic bag inside the base of basket to protect your woven planter from water damage. Remove your plants for watering and allow the plastic pot to dry out a bit before returning to its woven planter.
Photo credit: @miyu_decor. Two-tiered jute macrame hanger and small BONGO and UDONGO Tanzanian baskets from £35
What do you put in an indoor hanging planter?
Ferns, spider plants and - our favourite – senecio rowleyanus (string of pearls) all make fantastic plants for hanging baskets. You can fill your woven planters with dried flowers or faux plants if you prefer, or plant them up with herbs or spring bulbs. We love the idea of a three-tiered hanger in the kitchen, with each basket planted up with herbs for cooking with. Hanging baskets in a playroom are a smart way of keeping toys tidied away (hang baskets out of children’s reach for safety) and the same idea works well for keeping bathroom toiletries or office stationery stored prettily. For more plant ideas, check out what our pals at Pointless Plants recommend for hanging baskets. This company plants ten trees for every plant sold, so they’re our go-to!
NDIZI banana fibre and sisal baskets from £16
Woven Hanging Baskets - Our Top Picks
Our jute macrame hangers work best with the XS, S and M size baskets from our Linear Fusion, Plain + Tie Dye, Colour Block, Unique Woven Planters, Extra-Fine Colourful Woven Planters and Extra Fine Natural Woven Planters. Each 'net' has some give in it thanks to the clever knotting of the macrame, so they'll adjust to accommodate a larger basket and likewise 'hug' a smaller basket.
Pick and mix your hanging baskets from our Linear Fusion collection of Kenyan woven planters, from £16