11 Amazing Reasons to Install an Artificial Green Wall in Your Home, Garden or Business
You may have noticed – on social media, in interior design magazines, or on the television – the incredible rise in popularity of artificial green walls.
Green wall panels are being used to transform unsightly walls, fences and outdoor spaces in gardens and homes, and in many different types of commercial property, across the UK.
By linking together multiple artificial wall panels, large areas of wall space can be quickly and easily transformed with lush green plants, flowers and grasses.
This hugely popular interior design trend is here to stay.
You may be wondering what the advantages really are of an artificial green wall panel. Why are they so popular? Why are so many interior design experts utilising them in their designs?
Well, if you're looking for the answers then you’ve certainly come to the right place, as today we're going to be looking at some of the many benefits that artificial green wall panels can bring to your home, garden or business.
Check out our infographic below to discover 11 amazing reasons to install an artificial green wall.
1. Easy to Maintain
Probably the biggest benefit of opting for an artificial green wall is the fact that they require very little maintenance. This means that this option is great for those with busy lifestyles or who are lacking in green-fingered skills.
Compare this with maintaining a real green wall, which takes time, dedication, and a lot of gardening know-how without which the plants and grasses may die.
Once installed, an artificial green wall requires very little maintenance; it’s just a matter of keeping your artificial plants and grasses clean and free from dust. This can be done with a soft brush or duster. Using a damp cloth will remove any stubborn dirt and grime.
So, if you are lacking in green-fingered skills, fear not, as you will not need to be reaching for the secateurs anytime soon.
2. Quick Installation Time
Artificial green wall panels are supplied ready-made, usually in either 50cm x 50cm, or 1m x 1m sizes.
Artificial green walls consist of a plastic or metallic backing frame to which artificial plants and flowers are fixed by hand.
Each panel will have built-in A/B connections to make it easy to clip multiple panels together, allowing them to be used to cover a wall of any shape or size.
Panels can also be cut to size as necessary. Plastic-backed artificial walls are simply cut with a pair of scissors, and metallic panels can be cut with a hacksaw.
Fixing the panel to the wall or fence is easily done using screws.
This means that artificial wall panels are quick and easy to install and do not require any specialist installation skills.
Artificial green walls are an extremely popular way to decorate restaurants and other commercial premises, such as offices, hotels, B&Bs, and hair and beauty salons.
Safety should always be at the forefront of decisions made in any home or commercial establishment and ensuring your premises are fire-safe should be of the utmost importance.
Fortunately, these days, there are plenty of fire-safe artificial green wall panels that are perfectly safe for use in commercial premises and comply with fire safety regulations. This means that should the worst happen the artificial wall panels will not contribute towards the spread of a fire.
4. Endless Array of Designs & Styles
When it comes to choosing the design of an artificial green wall, the choices are literally endless.
Our green wall panels are handmade and you can choose from thousands of different types of plant and flower styles and colours to create a truly unique green wall to your own specifications.
What's more, as the plants are artificial you will not need to worry about whether your plant choice will survive in shaded areas, or indoors, meaning your choices are unlimited.
5. Perfect both Indoors & Outdoors
One of the big benefits of choosing an artificial green wall is the fact that they can be used just as effectively indoors as outdoors. Recent interior design trends are utilising artificial green wall panels to transform kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and living spaces to create stunning wall displays.
If you are considering using an artificial green wall panel in an outdoor environment be sure to choose a panel that is UV-protected. This will prevent the plants from fading in the sunlight. It is also recommended that you avoid placing your green wall panel in an area of your garden that will receive long periods of direct sunlight. This will maximise the lifespan of your artificial green wall.
Being able to use artificial green wall panels in both indoor and outdoor environments makes them incredibly versatile.
6. Incredible Realism
OK, so admittedly there was a time when artificial flowers and plants did indeed look fake. However, that is certainly not the case now, and it hasn't been for a number of years.
With advances in manufacturing techniques in recent times, it has become increasingly difficult to spot the difference between artificial and real flowers.
Practically any plant, flower, grass or topiary you can think of has been replicated in artificial form, and with stunning realism, too.
From an aesthetic point of view artificial plants look just as good as the real thing; however, the big advantage of artificial plants is that they will keep their aesthetic appeal for many years into the future. This is in contrast to real living wall panels whose appearance is very much related to your skills as a gardener.
7. Looks Stunning all Year Round
Artificial green wall panels look stunning all year round, regardless of the season.
A major drawback of real living walls is that there may only be a small window of the year when the wall is looking at its best.
This can be a problem, particularly for wall spaces that need to be looking at their best every single day of the year. For example, a business that is visited by customers on a daily basis.
By opting for an artificial green wall panel you'll be able to choose whichever flowers and plants you prefer without having to consider how long they will be in flower.
8. Disease- & Pest-Resistant
As well as the appearance of a real green wall being reliant upon your gardening skills, you are also at the mercy of pests and disease. These can, of course, sometimes be saved by the application of various pesticides; however, there is no guarantee. Therefore, the time and effort you put in may all be in vain.
This means that the gains from any investment made into real living walls can potentially be short-lived.
If you choose an artificial green wall, on the other hand, this is not a battle you will need to face. You can rest assured that your artificial green wall will look just as good as the day it was installed long into the future, proving it to be a reliable investment.
Of course, with the ever-growing issue of climate change, it's absolutely essential that we all do our bit for the environment and consider the impact we, as humans, are having on the planet.
Fortunately, with advances in recycling techniques, the majority of artificial green wall panels are now completely recyclable, therefore avoiding the unnecessary filling of waste landfill sites.
10. Lifts Your Mood & Boosts Productivity
We've known for a number of years now about the calming effects that plants can have on us as humans. They can help to relieve stress and anxiety, and have been shown to help reduce blood pressure. Viewing plants has also been shown to aid the recovery of hospital patients.
These effects aren't just limited to real plants – artificial plants and green walls can have the same calming effect.
Further studies have also found that the introduction of plants into the workplace has been shown to increase productivity.
Therefore, choosing to install an artificial green wall in your workplace will not only create a more relaxing environment to work in, but will also increase productivity.
This means that artificial green walls are a fantastic investment, and these positive effects can be achieved in workplaces large and small – it is possible to create a green wall space with an artificial panel as small as 50cm x 50cm.
11. Adds Value to Your Property
Artificial green walls can look truly stunning and, with such a wide variety of choice nowadays, there are options to suit and enhance every environment imaginable.
Lush green plants, in contrast to an unattractive wall or fence, can make your home or business a far more inviting place to be.
This can make your property more attractive to potential buyers, therefore increasing the value of your property.
So, there you have it; now you know why artificial green wall panels are such a hugely popular interior and exterior design trend.
With this many benefits it's easy to see why so many homeowners and businesses are choosing to transform unsightly walls and fences with beautiful artificial green wall panels.
If you feel inspired to transform your own home or business then you have come to the right place. Here at Artificial Eden, we have a wide range of artificial green wall panels to suit every taste and trend.
To view our range of artificial green wall panels please click here.
If you're reading this and you already have your own artificial green wall panel then why not let us know what is that you love about it? You can do this by leaving us a comment below.
Of course, should you have any questions regarding artificial wall panels – or anything artificial plant related, for that matter – then please leave your questions in the comments section below as we would love to help you.
Thanks for reading.