Living Wall Vertical Gardens in Bathrooms

living wall vertical gardens in bathrooms

Living wall vertical gardens in bathrooms deliver a stunning focal point. With the increase of biophilic design in architecture, it’s only a natural progression for it to be incorporated in our residential living spaces.

We’ve seen the increase of plants in our homes and no space is complete without greenery of some sort.

The same can be said for bathrooms. The impact of plants in a bathroom room can immediately elevate the space. The tiles may be an ugly shade of peach from the 60’s, but add a plant and the bathroom becomes modern retro.

What is Biophilic Design?

If you’ve never heard of Biophilic Design, don’t worry, I hadn’t either. But you most definitely would have seen it in your local upscale café or your renovated urban high rise.

Biophilic design is when natural materials are integrated into a modern built setting. It’s the incorporation of nature (like plants) and natural materials (e.g. wood) in the design. When the natural meets the built environment, it connects the dweller to nature and is said to positively impact the health and wellbeing of those who live and work in those spaces.

vertical garden green wall in bathroom
Image via Houzz

Living wall gardens in bathrooms is an example of biophilic design. While it’s not going to grace every renovated bathroom in the future, it’s definitely a feature to consider if you’re after wow factor in your bathroom. It also needs to be a feature carefully chosen as it will need to be regularly maintained.

Benefits of living wall vertical gardens in bathrooms

Clean lines and blank walls can offer much needed space to a bathroom. But bringing greenery into a small space can offer the following benefits

  • Brings the outdoors in when confined inside
  • Offers colour to a bland bathroom interior
  • Can improve air quality and increase oxygen
  • Can offer insulation qualities in the bathroom keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter
  • Nurtures creativity and offers a hobby for nurturing gardens
  • Leaves one less wall in the bathroom to clean
  • Improves mental health

Best plants for a living wall in the bathroom

The best plants for a living way in the bathroom are going to be ones that can survive on little light, humidity, and require little maintenance. The following plants are recommended for living walls in the bathroom.

  • Devils Ivy
  • Ferns
  • Potus
  • Philondren
  • Bamboo
  • Orchid
  • Aloe Vera

Creating your Living Wall

Your living wall ideally needs some light and needs to be accessible. You can purchase irrigation pockets or create your own vertical garden bed with your builder. Alternatively, you could create a shelving network to hold overhanging plants to get a similar effect.

Watering frequency will depend on the types of plants you choose. You will need to be prepared to replace plants if they perish. The cost of this maintenance certainly needs to be considered when installing a vertical garden in the bathroom.

Consider a half wall vertical garden as this will limit the cost of the plants when initially installed.

Here are some fabulous Living Wall Vertical Bathroom Designs to check out.




green wall bathroom bath
Image by Mico Bathrooms


vertical garden in shower
Image by NOIA Interiors

What are your thoughts on Living Wall Vertical Gardens in Bathrooms? Yay or Nay for you?