Surprising summer trend #1 – hanging plant holders

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  • A staple of the seventies, hanging plant holders are one of those trends that we never thought we'd see again... but they're back in fashion and looking better than ever this summer.

    Ask any child of the seventies and they’ll remember the hanging plant holder – think knotted macramé, wooden beads, spider plants and ferns – with happy memories of school crafting sessions spent knotting away with a ball of jute and a handful of beads. And while these macramé holders (from £47 each) from Graham and Green sum up the seventies look perfectly, our 2015 round-up also offers a more modern twist on the retro trend.

    Give your rooms a colour pop with these hand-knotted plant hangers from A Rum Fellow (from £40) made from dipped dyed cotton rope with copper detailing – glass bowls sold separately.

    Or go for a rustic country vibe with this wire plant hanger (£9.99) from H&M which comes complete with glass pot and would look lovely in a summer room or conservatory.

    For a contemporary take, try Out There Interior’s hanging flower pot holder (£50) which comes in shiny brass or copper with black cord hanger.

    Trendy fashion and interiors brand Urban Outfitters offers one of our favourites, with this chunky ceramic planter with coloured rope, which comes in turquoise, yellow or green (from £20).

    Cultivate your own indoor garden with the Teardrop hanging terrarium from The Urban Botanist – buy it on its own
    (£49.95) or complete with plants and all the extras needed (£59.95).

    Ikea’s pretty Skurar hanging planter
    (£3.90) is made from powder-coated steel with a delicate cut lace-effect pattern around the top edge. Matching planters, candle holders and dishes are also available.

    Display mini succulents in this handcrafted copper and glass hanging terrarium from Oliver Bonas (£28) – it has a mirrored base, open side for access and sturdy hook for hanging.

    Want more retro inspiration? See other trends that are making a comeback here.

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