Decorate Your Living Room with Artificial Hanging Plants: A Step by Step Guide

Indoor plants have grown immensely popular over the past few years, and for good reason. As more and more people look to reconnect with nature and take advantage of its benefits, indoor plants have become a must-have in any home.

And if you’ve fallen in love with pictures of lush green living spaces on social media but struggle to keep plants alive or don’t have the necessary space, then you’re at the right place.

When it comes to decorating your indoor spaces, artificial hanging plants are a great option.

Since they require minimal maintenance and can be placed in any room, fake hanging plants offer a hassle-free solution for adding a touch of nature's beauty to your indoor space.

Real hanging plants can be high maintenance, requiring regular watering and care. This may not be feasible for everyone, especially those with busy schedules or limited space.

The best thing about artificial hanging plants is that you’ll find a range of options to choose from. Whether you prefer green leafy plants or vibrant flowering ones, there is something for everyone.

Why Artificial Hanging Plants?

There are countless reasons to fall in love with artificial hanging plants. Here are just a few:

  • Lifelike appearance without the need for watering or sunlight
  • Low maintenance, perfect for busy individuals or those without a green thumb
  • Versatile options to suit any decor style or aesthetic preference
  • Allergy-friendly alternative to live plants, ideal for sensitive individuals
  • Long-lasting durability, retaining beauty for years with minimal upkeep
  • Endless possibilities for decorating and enhancing any space

Step-by-Step Guide to Install Artificial Hanging Plants in Your Living Room

So you've picked out the perfect fake hanging plant for your living room, but now you're wondering how to install it? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's a step-by-step guide to help you install your hanging plants and elevate your home decor.

What You'll Need:

  1. Your favourite artificial hanging plant
  2. Measuring tape (optional)
  3. Pencil (optional)
  4. Hammer
  5. Drill (depending on your hanging method)
  6. Screws and hooks (appropriate for your ceiling type)
  7. S-hook (optional, depending on your plant)

Step 1: Choosing the Perfect Spot

The first step is finding the ideal location for your hanging plant. Consider these factors:

  • Scout for Location: First things first, find the ideal spot for your hanging plant. Consider the plant's size, the amount of light it receives in that location (well-lit areas make artificial plants appear more vibrant and lifelike), and how it will interact with the surrounding furniture.
  • Play with Height: Hanging plants add a vertical element, so use them to your advantage! Try placing them near windows for a natural flow, or use them to fill empty space above furniture.
  • Measure Up (Optional): If you're hanging your plant near something specific, like a bookshelf or a picture frame, you can use a measuring tape and pencil to lightly mark the ideal hanging height on the wall.

Note: Make sure there's enough clearance for the plant to hang freely. You can always adjust the length of some vines by gently fluffing and arranging the leaves later.

Step 2: Selecting Your Hanging Method

There are a few ways to hang your artificial plant, depending on your chosen hanging mechanism and the sturdiness of your ceiling:

  • Built-in Hook: Many artificial hanging plants have a built-in loop or hook at the top. Simply attach an S-hook to this loop and hang it on a sturdy picture-hanging hook screwed into your ceiling.
  • S-Hook and Picture Hanging Hook: If your plant doesn't have a built-in hook, you can use an S-hook. Thread the S-hook through the opening at the top of the planter and hang it on a picture hanging hook secured to the ceiling.
  • Screw Hook and Eye Hook (optional): For heavier plants or if you prefer a more secure option, consider using a screw hook and eye hook combination. Screw the hook into a ceiling stud (make sure you find the stud for safety!) and attach the eye hook to the loop or opening at the top of the planter.

Here's a Tip: If you're mounting directly to the ceiling or wall, make sure you choose a screw and hook combination that can handle the weight of your plant. For heavier plants, consider using a toggle bolt for extra security.

Step 3: Hanging Your Plant

  • Mark Your Spot (optional): If using a screw hook and eye hook method, you might want to mark the drilling spot on the ceiling with a pencil to ensure it aligns with a stud for better support.
  • Drill and Secure (optional): For screw hooks, carefully drill a pilot hole into the marked spot using a drill appropriate for your ceiling material. Then, screw in the hook securely.
  • Hook them Up: Attach your chosen hanging mechanism (S-hook or eye hook) to the top of your plant. Finally, hang it on the picture hanging hook or secure it to the screw hook (if using that method).

Remember: Safety First! Always be cautious of electrical wires and plumbing when drilling into the ceiling. If you're unsure, consult a professional. 

Step 4: Fluff and Finesse

Once your plant is hung, take a moment to fluff and arrange the leaves gently. Spread out any tangled areas and adjust the cascading vines for a natural and full appearance.

Top Tip: To add a touch of realism, use decorative moss or pebbles to cover the base of your artificial plants within the hanging pots.

Pictorial Steps to Install and Hang Your Artificial Plants in Less Than 30 Minutes

Our Top Picks: Fake Hanging Plants for Your Space

Fake hanging plants, also known as faux hanging plants, are taking the interior design world by storm!  They offer a fantastic way to add a touch of nature's beauty to your living room, bedroom, or any indoor space without the commitment of real plants. But with so many varieties available, choosing the perfect one can feel a bit confusing. That's why we've rounded up our top picks for the best fake hanging plants to elevate your indoor space. Let's explore the exciting collections:

1. Cascading:

These beauties are perfect for adding a touch of drama and elegance to your living room. Long, trailing vines with lush foliage create a waterfall effect, drawing the eye upwards and adding a touch of whimsy.

2. Textured:

Consider textured fake hanging plants for a touch of variety and visual interest. These feature unique leaf shapes and interesting textures that add depth and dimension to your space.

3. Blooming:

Who says you can't have flowers in your artificial hanging garden? These realistic fake hanging plants feature vibrant blooms that add a pop of colour and a touch of cheerfulness to your space.

4. Air Plant:

Air plants allow you to add an unexpected element to your indoor hanging garden. Although no artificial plants require soil, you can add some to give them a more natural look. Hang them in decorative terrariums or macrame plant hangers for a unique and eye-catching display.

Finding Your Perfect Plant

Remember, when choosing fake hanging plants, consider the overall style of your space and the amount of light it receives. While artificial plants don't require sunlight to survive, natural light can enhance their realistic appearance.

Bonus Tip: Don't be afraid to mix and match different types of faux hanging plants! Combining cascading vines with textured greens and pops of blooms can create a truly stunning and unique artificial hanging garden.

Wrapping Up

Unless you’ve got a large open space, one hanging plant is all that a room needs to add a touch of greenery and life. However, feel free to add more if your space allows it. Keep in mind that artificial hanging plants are not only for indoors - they can also brighten up your outdoor living spaces! 

Remember, adding greenery, whether natural or artificial, to your home has numerous benefits, such as reducing stress levels, adding a unique touch to your home decor and creating a more inviting atmosphere. So go ahead, get creative and spruce up your space with these versatile and realistic artificial plants!

At Designer Vertical Gardens, we offer a wide variety of artificial plants that are perfect for any space. Our range includes everything from simple succulents to lush ferns, all made with high-quality and realistic materials. Plus, they require zero maintenance and will always look fresh and vibrant.

If you’re ready to start shopping for the perfect artificial hanging plants for your living room transformation.


Q: Can I customise the length of the fake hanging plants?

A: You can easily customise the length of the fake hanging plants to your desired length by trimming them with a pair of scissors. This allows you to create a tailored look that fits perfectly in your home or garden.

Q: Are faux hanging plants suitable for humid environments?

A: Faux hanging plants are made from high-quality materials that are resistant to humidity. Whether you live in a tropical climate or have a humid indoor space like a bathroom, artificial plants will maintain their lifelike appearance without wilting or moulding.

Q: How do I secure artificial hanging plants in the windy conditions of Australia?

A: If you're hanging your plants outdoors in windy conditions, use additional securing methods such as heavy-duty hooks or plant ties. You can also place decorative stones or weights in the hanging pots to provide extra stability. This will ensure that your plants stay securely in place even during strong gusts of wind.

Q: Do artificial hanging plants require any special care in Australian cities with extreme temperatures?

A: Avoid placing your artificial hanging plants in direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can cause fading or melting. Additionally, you may want to consider using a UV protection spray to help preserve the colour and integrity of your plants. Overall, while artificial hanging plants do not require as much care as real plants, it is still important to be mindful of the weather and take some preventative measures to ensure their longevity.

About the Author

David Eden

David Eden is a plant enthusiast and the founder of Designer Vertical Gardens. With a passion for creating beautiful and low-maintenance spaces, David has dedicated his career to providing high-quality artificial plants that are both visually stunning and eco-friendly. His journey began with a simple idea: to bring the beauty of nature into everyday spaces, regardless of environmental constraints. When he’s not working, you can find him tending to his own vertical garden at home. 

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