“Vertical gardens” become a tendency to unite nature to the decoration of environments

Driving an urban life does not necessarily have to be synonymous with living immersed in the gray landscapes of asphalt and the great skyscrapers. The decor can take nature into the home and create a space of refuge and warmth. An example of this is the green wall, also known as vertical garden, which has become absolute trend of decor some seasons ago and promises to continue with everything.

The vertical garden is a landscaping strategy that can be applied to internal or external walls and consists of covering them with vegetation. According to the architect Val Ruon, what made this technique gain so much evidence was precisely the possibility of bringing nature closer, especially in apartments, where the green area is more limited. “I always receive positive feedback from my clients who transform the environment where the vertical garden is installed in a corner of rest, reading, even a refuge.”

An important benefit of the trend is the possibility of application in virtually any environment. But the tip of the professional is to choose spaces that are privileged by natural lighting. “Balconies, covered porches, or walls near windows are the most strategic locations,” says Val. That’s because sunlight enhances the beauty and effect of vegetation.

Regarding aesthetics, there are pieces of decoration that are perfect to compose the environment with green wall. The architect highlights the seats, city garden, rocking chairs, lanterns on the floor, books and other accessories that contribute to this bucolic atmosphere.

A very common concern when it comes to vertical garden is in regards to the care needed for its maintenance. To solve this question, today the green permanent walls are in vogue. “The permanent plants we work with have texture, colors and finishes that are closer to natural ones,” says Preta Maciel, owner of the Campestre Flores & Decor store. She explains that with permanent vegetation, it is easier to keep the wall always flawless, without the need for irrigation, to replace plants that do not grow because of lack of light or to remove leaves that fall to the ground.

“Permanent vertical garden is a very practical alternative to adhere to this trend, especially for people who spend the day out or travel a lot, taking little time to take care of natural plants,” concludes Preta Maciel.