Our favourite Friday afternoon job? Picking out IKEA storage solutions and showing you a myriad of different ways you can use it. This week, we're all about giving your houseplants a new, chic home in the form of IKEA storage. All these ideas look fab and are so simple you could do them all in just a Sunday afternoon.
So keep scrolling for loads of budget-friendly inspiration, and don't miss the rest of our inspired IKEA hacks over on our (very) devoted page. If you love finding affordable homeware, make sure you head over to our deals hub page for more great offers.
- House plant display ideas: clever ways to show off your foliage (not a euphemism)
1. Use a picture ledge to create a vertical garden
If your houseplant collection is getting a bit out of control and you are struggling to find the best way to display them, the answer is picture ledges. Plants look fab dangled off the edges and growing around frames and books, very cool but so easy to do. Here the plain, simple Malmback ledges have been used, just £5!
2. Turn a kitchen trolley into a portable indoor garden
See this IKEA kitchen trolley as like a potting shed on wheels. Super handy if you have a small garden or balcony and just need a bit of surface space to organise your spare pots, store your twine, trim your herbs and what not. When you are done, you can just roll it back inside, where it transforms into a lovely, rustic feature.
The Raskog trolley works just as well as an indoor garden on wheels too. Fill up the Raskog trolley with your pots and you can wheel it around your space to find the happiest place for your plants. We've got loads more ideas for how you can use your Raskog, so make sure you check out those too.
3. Hang your plants from an IKEA clothes rack
Love this idea. Use a Nikkeby clothes rack to create a display with all your hanging plants. This is a great option if you are renting too, because you don't have to go drilling holes into your walls and ceiling. Plus, you can still use the two handy shelves as storage.
4. Add some greenery to your notice board
We have sung the praises of the humble Skadis range many a time. It's a really affordable, really versatile pegboard storage system. You can stick in the bathroom, bedroom, home office, and look you can even use it to home your plants.
For more ways you can use the Skadis, check out our dedicated feature (yes we love it that much).
5. Or use a memo board to create an indoor trellis
How awesome is this idea – creating a climbing wall inside using a memo board? Recreate this look by using a couple of Mryheden wire memo boards and either standing your plants on the floor or, if they are smaller, you could use Ikea storage baskets to hold you plants as they have here.
6. Create an indoor hanging herb garden
Make your herbs more of a feature in your kitchen by growing them in a Bittergurka – a great idea if your have a smaller kitchen and need to save valuable worktop space. You can hook together as many as you need, and then when you need to use them in your cooking or want to have them on hand to garnish your dinner, just can just unhook your herb of choice and pop it on the table. And yes, we know this isn't strictly a storage buy, but we've seen it for bathroom storage and it's brilliant...