DIY enthusiast reveals how she made her own artificial plant wall for just £65

This savvy shopper used the ingenious idea to welcome greenery into her bathroom
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  • Living plant walls are all the rage! If you want one indoors but can’t fathom where to even start, opt for an artificial plant wall instead – it gives all the impact of a living plant wall with zero maintenance.

    But even faux plant walls can come at a hefty price. For instance, the Easigrass artificial wall on sale at John Lewis & Partner will set you back a whopping £395.

    So instead, why not take inspiration for this savvy shopper and try making your own, for as little as £65! Calsey Banks, from Birmingham, is somewhat of a pro at home DIY projects. She shows us how she created the look for less.

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    Bathroom before

    Artificial plant wall for bathroom

    Image credit: Calsey Banks

    Calsey planned originally to build a real plant wall in her garden, before deciding to welcome the idea indoors – in her own creative way.

    ‘My bathroom was lacking in something. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was until I came up with the idea to make a foliage wall in my bathroom before I make it in my garden ‘ Calsey told Latest Deals.

    We have to say, we love the bathroom regardless – from the marble tile choice to the matching bamboo accessories, it’s a yes from us! But we couldn’t wait to see the difference Calsey’s artificial plant wall creation would make…

    DIY artificial plant wall

    Image credit: Calsey Banks

    ‘I didn’t want to get it made by somebody else as I know from looking online they can be very pricey and the area I wanted was quite large,’ Calsey explains. ‘So I decided to do it myself to add my own touch and it would be a fraction of the price. It cost me around £65 to make!’

    Calsey shopped around for affordable artificial foliage from retailers such as IKEA. and used affordable materials like cable ties to pull the look together.

    ‘Firstly, I purchased plant squares to create my foliage wall look, then I added my own plants to add my own touch.’

    Going on to say, ‘I added each stem from the plant with cable ties, and once I was happy with the final look I attached it to the wall with large command strips. It was as simple as that!’

    Bathroom after artificial plant wall

    artificial plant wall in bathroom

    Image credit: Calsey Banks

    We love the stylish bathroom even more now! It exudes the coolness of a hip hotel bathroom in London, perhaps because it’s such a bold and quirky idea?!

    ‘I am so happy with it and it’s so simple and easy to create – anyone could make it,’ exclaims Calsey.

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    artificial plant wall at John Lewis

    If you would rather just blow the budget and save the time making it yourself, here’s the lush design at John Lewis & Partners.

    Buy now: Easigrass Handmade Vertical Artificial Plant Wall, £349, John Lewis & Partners

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