I don’t think that it’s any secret that incorporating plants in to your decor is relaxing. In my new design scheme I was inspired by the minimalist style ( and probably because I am a millennial) I was like, “I need some succulents!”
However, my first roundabout with succulents did not go well at all….I killed all of them even though I.TRIED.SO. HARD. That was really the problem though. I decided to try one more time before giving up and trying fakes
. I haven’t watered the ones I have since I got them and it’s been about 2 months. I keep checking them to see if they look withered or otherwise in distress, but they look great. So, for everyone venturing into this new territory. Just DON’T TOUCH THEM.
Now on to the design idea. I love window decorations, window seats for reading, and flower boxes. Unfortunately, we rent so flower boxes or any built ins are a no go, so I decided to incorporate plants onto my windowsill. I loved the way it looked, but I got really nervous about my Chihuahua getting into them, thus my solution: hanging plants.
I have to say, I love the way this looks and it’s super easy.
All you need to do is head to Lowe’s or some other plant store to pick up your succulents, I chose to not even take them out of their original potting and instead just poked holes in the plastic.
You can see some of my trials and errors in this (I had a mini hole punch, get a regular one!!). I poked about 4 holes into each pot and threaded four separate pieces of cord through them and knotting them together at the top. I left enough slack so that I could tie another loop at the top, but I don’t think it’s really necessary.
I used Christmas hooks to hang them onto my curtain rod. Just be careful to not put too much weight! Add a few more accent pieces, and you are done, my friend!
*I also chose to add an orchid that I previously had outside, again, just make sure it’s not adding to much weight. I found that orchids and succulents are perfect for this design, but some other more “leafy” if I can describe them that way were not too happy. Maybe ferns could be an exception?