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8 Tips on How to Hang Vines on a Wall Properly

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One of the most viral trends to recently hit the interior and exterior design world is the vine wall. But while there’s no denying that this décor looks great and creates a unique ambiance, how do you go from “That looks okay” to “I did that”?

Well, following the eight tips we’ve highlighted here for you is a great place to start! We’ll help you get those vines on your wall up in no time, and there’s a good chance you won’t have to put any holes in the wall in the process.

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The 8 Tips for Hanging Vines on a Wall Properly

1. Use Command Hooks

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Cost: Low
Difficulty: Easy

There’s a reason this simple tip is our first one. If you’re looking to hang vines up on a wall, Command brand hooks are your best friend. Don’t go for a lower quality brand unless they explicitly state they can handle higher weights.

Keep in mind if you’re using real vines, the weight you’re starting with isn’t the weight you’re going to end with! And while you might not like the look of Command hooks, if you position the vines correctly, you can pretty much hide them completely.

Finally, even if they’re not completely hidden at first, as the vines grow, they should start to cover up the Command hooks. Don’t overthink it; Command hooks are the way to go.

2. Take the Wall Color Into Consideration

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Cost: Free
Difficulty: Easy

Not only do you need to consider the wall color when you’re deciding what kind of vines to hang, but you also need to consider it when figuring out what to hang the vines with. When you’re picking out hardware, it comes in different colors; some colors are going to contrast sharply with the color of the wall.

Ideally, you want hardware that will either match the color of the wall or the vines; that way it blends in seamlessly and doesn’t detract from the overall look.

3. Take the Wall Type Into Consideration

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Cost: Free
Difficulty: Easy

While you might think Command strips, tape, or anything else might be the perfect solution for your wall, the type of wall you have will play a big factor. Some walls don’t have a smooth finish, making it challenging to use any sticky hangers.

However, if you have paneling or something else without much behind it, sticky hangers will likely work far better than something like screws or nails.

4. Consider Faux Vines

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Cost: Low
Difficulty: Easy

We don’t all love the look of faux vines, and if this isn’t the way you want to go, that’s perfectly all right. But it’s worth noting that faux vines are easier to hang, care for, and you’ll consistently get the exact look you want.

If you don’t really care about using real vines, faux vines require far less work and can still give you the style you’re looking for. Plus, when you want to move on to something else, you don’t have to feel bad about tearing down a live plant.

5. Get Creative

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Cost: Free/Low
Difficulty: Moderate

Having a vine wall in your home is already pretty creative in its own right, but why not see if you can take it a step further? Whether it’s a design or a unique way to hide the pots, let your creativity run wild with this one.

Furthermore, finding creative ways to hang the vines up can be a twist on the design itself. Perhaps you want to hang them down from the ceiling, or maybe you want them to creep in from the sides. Either way, a little extra creativity can take the entire design to the next level.

6. Hide the Hardware

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Cost: Low
Difficulty: Moderate

When you’re hanging vines on a wall, it’s easy to find yourself wrapped up in simply getting the vines up. But you’re hanging them up because you want to match a specific décor, so you don’t want to take a step back and see nothing but the hardware.

The good news is that vines have tons of leaves, so with a little bit of prep work and planning, there’s no reason you can’t hide all the hardware with minimal effort.

7. Have a Plan

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Cost: Free
Difficulty: Easy

Too many people jump into a project without fully realizing everything that goes into it. Don’t go out on a whim and buy some vines and hope that it will work. Do your research, look into the different types of vines, the type of wall you have, and how you’re planning on hanging them up before you purchase anything.

This will also help save you from going out and spending a ton of money only to realize you don’t like the final result.

8. Care for Real Plants

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Cost: Low
Difficulty: High

If you’re really trying to capitalize on the trend, nothing does it quite like real plants. But hanging up live plants is really only half the battle. That’s because even after you get them up, you need to ensure they stay healthy to keep giving off the look you want.

This means finding a place for the soil that isn’t in plain sight and ensuring the leaves have access to plenty of sunlight. Look into the care requirements for the vine you’re hanging up before picking out plants and hanging everything up.

The last thing you want is to put in all the work only to watch the vines slowly die because you can’t care for them properly.

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If you take your time and follow the tips and tricks we highlighted here, there’s no reason you can’t turn the vine wall of your dreams into a reality. The key is a bit of planning and a little patience since sometimes the vines don’t want to cooperate.

Finally, if you’re using live vines, ensure you don’t forget about them in a week or two; otherwise, all this hard work will only lead to a bunch of dead vines on your wall.

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