Looking for a plant setup that will do wonders for your home and tastebuds? You can't go wrong with hanging herb gardens. Not only do these arrangements breathe some much-needed life into your space, but they'll also help you maximize your meals' flavor profiles all while cutting down on your budget—we know, this can be a total game-changer.
When you hear the term "herb garden," you might envision a sprawling backyard with ample room for all your thyme, basil, and cilantro. But, truth is, most of us don't have enough outdoor space to make those green dreams happen. The good news is that hanging herb gardens can get the job done without sacrificing precious square footage, or square footage you don't have.
Looking for some inspiration? We've culled the web for 20 herb hanging garden ideas that are just as pretty as they are practical.
Try the Tiered Treatment
Why settle for one hanging herb planter when you can enjoy a few? When paired with a hanging chair, this tiered setup from Dwell Aware draws the eye upward—and not to mention it'll maximize your space, too. Consider this hanging herb garden idea that will take your space to new heights.
Wow Your Walls
When you think about a hanging herb garden, there's a good chance you envision a bunch of coniferous greenery descending from your ceiling. But, in reality? A wall-mounted herb garden can create the same impact. Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona spruces up her kitchen up with a thick, wooden frame so her herbs can double as decor.
Create a Chain Reaction
Alternatively, take your labeling game to the next level with a la Ryan Benoit. Here, the designer transformed ammunition cans and some chain links into a cool, industrial hanging herb garden. The perfect finishing touch? Benoit stenciled the latin name of each species onto its respective can.
Level Up Your Labels
Unless you are a Michelin-star chef, you might have a hard time remembering the difference between thyme, sage, and parsley. (It's okay, you're not alone.) Fortunately, you can easily label your hanging herb garden. Not only is this iteration from Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona adorable, but it'll also prevent a culinary mix-up.
If you want to give the illusion that your hanging herb garden is floating in mid-air, invest in planters that match your walls. In this shot from Ann Living, the pops of greenery make a statement but don't upstage the cool, geometric wine rack.
Pocket it Away
We don't know who needs to hear this but, yes, you can incorporate a hanging herb garden into your existing décor. Need proof? Check out this arrangement from House of Jade Interiors, which has a few herbs placed in the pockets of this organizer.
Pro tip: This is a great way to hang and store dried herbs.
Add a Rental-Ready Fixture
You can also add some herbs to a piece of furniture by hanging them at the very top, just as House of Jade Interiors did here. Since this trick requires no drilling or handy work, it's a great choice for renters. Read: you can hang herbs in your home, but walk away with your security deposit.
Make it Work With Macrame
Ready to take your hanging herb garden's style to the next level? Add some trendy macrame. It doesn't matter if you want to mix in some plants or stick with the classic mint, basil, and thyme, this small detail will make a big impact. Let JC Design show you how it's done.
Strategically Place Your Garden
When it comes to your hanging herb garden, it's all about location, location, location. So, why not place them right next to your stovetop? That way, you can have easy access to endless flavor. This setup from Decorilla Affordable Design masters the look.
Add a Pop of Color
Just because your hanging herb garden serves a practical purpose—you know, to fill your kitchen with tons of flavor—doesn't mean your setup has to be boring. For a garden that looks just as good as it tastes, take a cue from Julie Blanner, who placed her herbs in cute, blue planters.
Style With Symmetry
Consider this setup from Simple Stylings the horticultural equivalent to ASMR. The organized—and satisfyingly symmetrical—arrangement makes this hanging herb garden easy on the eyes and downright delicious. Plus, the mix of teal and silver offers a perfect finishing touch.
DIY Your Design
In case you didn't get the memo, it's incredibly easy to DIY your hanging herb garden. For example, Melanie Ferguson of Southern Crush at Home made hers with wire and old soup cans. As the final product proves, a little bit of elbow grease goes a long way.
Work Those Angles
As the saying goes, opposites attract. Lindi Vanderschaaf of Love Create Celebrate offset her herbs' inherent wispiness with these modern, angular planters. The result? The perfect mix between hard and soft.
Create a Floor-to-Ceiling Appeal
Calling all home chefs: here's your chance to create the hanging herb garden of your dreams. Fresh Mommy's Tabitha Blue created this custom floating setup with a bunch of potted herbs. While this arrangement might only have a few rungs, you can definitely pack on the rows for a full-on, floor-to-ceiling garden.
Design with Dried Herbs
Experts agree that cutting your herbs wet is no easy feat, so you'll want to dry them first. So, why not make this process indisputably stylish? We love how Megan Faletra of Wells Essentials used two wooden rods to create a dried hanging herb garden that appeals to all of the senses.
Spring for Store-Bought
Want to dry your herbs, but aren't necessarily ready to embark on a DIY project? In the words of Ina Garten, store-bought is fine. Blogger Diana Elizabeth purchased this wrought-iron drying rack to great a low-maintenance statement.
Hone in on Herb Health
Ultimately, it's important to create a hanging herb garden that promotes your greens' overall health. Fortunately, creating friendly growing conditions can be a lot easier than you'd think. For example, this setup from A Beautiful Mess uses weed barrier fabric, which has tiny holes to allow water, air, and nutrients to pass through.
Style Your Straps
When it comes to your hanging herb garden, the devil lies in the details. Don't believe us? Just take a look at this setup from Chris Loves Julia, which boasts a dapper, leather strap.