11 Hanging Planters That Raise the Bar on Decorating with Plants

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Once you’ve run out of room for plants on your tables and shelves, the next logical place to display new greenery is on the walls and from the ceilings. Hanging planters are not only a functional addition to your home, but they also come in a wide range of stylish designs to suit every taste. Plus, hanging your plants is a great way to keep delicate varieties away from pets or small children. 

When choosing a hanging planter, be sure to take into account the size of your plant, as well as how you plan to hang it up. Wall-mounted plant brackets are a good supplementary purchase, as they'll be sturdy and ensure your planter hangs far enough away from the wall, but you can also make do with a hook or other hardware.

Here, the best hanging planters for your home:

Margot Hanging Planter

Margot Hanging Planter

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For a more natural, bohemian vibe, this hanging rattan planter is definitely the way to go—it would look amazing with a leafy philodendron or oversized spider plant inside!

The planter features a woven basket supported by three wooden rings, all tied together with a corded binding, and it comes in two sizes. The smaller one has a 7-inch opening that would be perfect for a medium-size plant, while the larger planter has a 13-inch opening that can accommodate your biggest greenery.

The downside is that this planter doesn’t include hanging hardware, so you’ll have to purchase that separately.

Speckled Ceramic Hanging Planter

Speckled Ceramic Hanging Planter

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There’s something so endearing about handmade pottery, and these ceramic hanging planters are no exception. The pots are hand-thrown on a potter’s wheel using speckled clay, then partially dipped in glaze to create the striking color-blocked appearance.

These ceramic planters are available in small, medium, and large sizes, and they come with cord and a metal ring for easy hanging. We think they’d be the perfect spot for a succulent or small fern, and you can feel good knowing you’re supporting a local artist with your purchase.

One quick thing to note: the planters have a drainage hole at the bottom, so you'll have to be careful to make sure there's no dripping as you water.

Sphere Hanging Basket

Sphere Hanging Basket

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If you’re willing to put your creative side to work, you can create a one-of-a-kind plant display in these sphere-shaped hanging baskets. All you have to do is line the metal cage with moss, burlap, or another liner, and you’ll be able to fill the basket with soil so your plants can call it home.

There are four planter sizes available, ranging from small (11 inches in diameter) to extra large (a whopping 28 inches in diameter), and all the baskets are hand-forged from steel and given a weathered patina finish, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Macrame Hanging Planter

Macrame Hanging Planter

 Courtesy of Anthropologie

Many people (ourselves included!) love the look of macrame planters, and if you’ve been thinking about jumping on board with this boho trend, this hanging planter is the one for you. It’s handwoven using jute fibers, and it’s designed to sit flat against the wall, holding your favorite succulent or other plant in its pouch.

The planter is designed for indoor use, and you'll need to have a separate pot to nestle into the jute cords that will hold your plant—one doesn't come with the hanger. It will take up quite a bit of real estate in your home, as it measures 50 inches in length and 9 inches in diameter.

Closed Mondays Hanging Planters

Closed Mondays Hanging Planters

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If neutral planters are too plain for your tastes, these colorful hanging baskets are sure to catch your eye. They’re hand woven from cotton rope right here in the U.S., and the bottoms are decorated with bright latex paint in a fun, color-blocked design.

The planters come in two sizes and five colors, and each planter comes with a wooden ring for hanging. These simple, modern hanging baskets will add both color and texture to any space, and their handcrafted nature makes them all the more special!

Saturn Hanging Planter

Saturn Hanging Planter

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This space-inspired planter is as cool as they come. The gold planter features a round bowl that’s 10 inches in diameter, and it’s supported by three matching hoops that mimic Saturn’s rings. It hangs from the ceiling by a gold chain, but you do have to purchase your own hanging hardware to connect the chain to the ceiling. Nonetheless, this modern design is sure to become a focal point in your home, and if you want to create a cohesive display, don’t forget to scoop up the matching freestanding planter (available at Anthropologie).

Salvador Brown Hanging Planter

Salvador Brown Hanging Planter

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Who doesn’t love the classic look of a rustic terracotta pot? This hanging planter has that beautiful terracotta color, as well as a modern striped motif on its bottom half, and its 13-inch width is spacious enough for even your larger houseplants.

The pot is supported by jute rope woven through three loops that protrude off the sides of the planter, and the whole thing is safe to use outdoors, making it the perfect decoration for your porch or patio—just avoid getting the jute rope wet directly, via rain or while you're watering.

Minimalis Macrame Plant Hangers

Minimalis Macrame Plant Hangers

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While these are technically planter hangers—not hanging planters—we simply had to include them. These macrame hangers are an unbeatable value and infinitely customizable thanks to their handmade nature. 

The hangers are made from cotton rope and a wooden ring, and you can use them to support all sorts of pots and plants. You can select from three different hanger lengths, as well as nearly a dozen colors, and you can even have the design customized if you want (for an additional fee, of course).

Convivial XX Hanging Planter

Convivial XX Hanging Planter

 Courtesy of West Elm

The contrast of porcelain and coconut coir in this U.S.-made planter creates such a striking design. The 6-inch outer shell is hand-carved with a cool geometric pattern, and then the planter is lined with fiber from coconut husks for a pop of texture in the negative space. The planter comes with a hemp cord (no hanging hardware, though), and it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Framed Pyramid Hanging Terrarium

Framed Pyramid Hanging Terrarium

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Who said terrariums have to live on a tabletop? You can display your favorite succulents all throughout your home using these contemporary glass planters, which have an eye-catching pyramid shape. There’s a metal loop welded to the top for easy hanging, but unfortunately, the terrariums aren’t water-tight, so make sure you take them down before watering—or use them to display air plants, which you can simply mist periodically!

Hanging Indoor Planter

Hanging Indoor Planter

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Sometimes simplicity is best, and these understated ceramic planters will let your greenery be the star of the show. The stunning white planters will match with any decor style, and we think they’d be the perfect home for all sorts of plants, from a leggy ivy to a fun string of pearls.

They’re available in two sizes, and you can choose between white or brown cord and whether you want a drainage hole. (If you’re going to be planting directly in the pot, proper drainage is key to avoiding root rot!)

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