As offices have become smaller and employees demand a more modern, happy working space, interior plantscapers have resorted to greenwalls, upside-down hanging plants, suspended indoor plants and macramé indoor plant hangers to save space and keep things trendy. Macramé indoor plant hangers have a very simple look that is highly effective.
What is Macramé
Macramé, rhymes with the Japanese art of origami, is string, or rope, strung together of a series of knots, hitches or half-hitches to create a decorative pattern, mainly utilised in the textile industry. Patterns and designs can vary. Typically cotton, linen, hemp, leather or yarn is used for macramé
Macramé is a Spanish word derived by the Arabic word migramah –meaning striped towel, embroidered veil or ornamental fringe.
A short history of Macramé
Before this art was discovered by pot plant lovers, macramé has been used to make hippy jewelry embedded with gemstones.
It is believed that macramé was first utilised by 13th Century Arab weavers to decorate their camel’s saddles. The trade then spread at a rate of knots to western sailors who mastered the art on deck – selling their macramé made hammocks, belts and lanyards ashore.
Today macramé is being used in all forms of design – from children’s crafts to hair wraps, including indoor plant hangers.
Using macramé for office plants
Interior plantscapers have cottoned on to the macramé trend using it as a creative way to suspend indoor plants, or even fishbowls.
Macramé for indoor plant hangers can vary from intricate knot work to a simple series of hitches. The designs and shapes are endless – beads and multi-coloured twine can all be added for variance.
Macramé plant hangers work best for air plants in clear vases, drooping indoor plants with drooping foliage and planter balls. Taller, erect indoor plants tend to sit awkwardly in macramé plant hangers. The macramé can also support a wooden pedestal or board that an indoor pot plant can sit on.
The macramé indoor plant hangers are more effective in groups and strung up at different heights. They are effective hanging in a windowsill or above a reception desks and a wonderful form of decor for hotels, restaurants and events.
Get these indoor plants hitched in Macramé plant hangers
Life Indoors recommends these indoor plants for macramé: