Are green walls the hot new bathroom trend to watch out for?
Green walls have grown significantly in popularity this year and as a result, are more readily available in a variety of designs for bathrooms. This is the word from Mark Paul, Founder of The Greenwall Company who says that there is a number of benefits to greening your bathroom including; improved wellbeing and home air quality, absorption of pollutants and noise, and guaranteed aesthetic impact, now home improvement shows are driving the green wall trend.
â€śWith so many benefits to green living and design, the trend is evolving and becoming more popular. Green walls in the bathroom are low maintenance â€“ they eliminate unwanted pollutants and toxic fumes from the bathroom and only need to be maintained a few times a year.
30 years ago I built what is believed to be the very first greenwalls in Australia â€“ now today with green design being an influential part of the public domain, design interest has progressed and I have seen a significant increase in demand over the past 12 months. Adding a greenwall to your bathroom will give amenity and help regulate the temperature, and increase relative humidity and air oxygenation in your home,â€ť says Paul.
Markâ€™s top 5 plants for bathroom green walls
- Boston Fern [Nephrolepsis] â€“ A popular variety of fern with cascading fronds, the Boston fern has pantropical to subtropical distribution.
- Bromeliads â€“ Incredible plants that release oxygen and removes air pollutants during the night.
- Aroids â€“ With beautiful foliage, amazing flowers and berries, they perform well indoors and in lower-light conditions.
- Gesneriads â€“ African violet family, repeat flowering tremendously beautiful and eye-catching. Itâ€™s a perfect design feature for the bathroom.
- Peperomias â€“ Peperomias clean the air with sympatric soil flora associations that bind and breakdown chemicals, such as formaldehyde or other indoor toxins associated with building construction and fitout.