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Home Decor Trend to DIY: Kokedama Hanging Plants


April 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Great news, apartment dwellers: The latest gardening trend doesn’t require a yard! The enchanting kokedamas only need a semi-sunny spot and a little love to thrive.

Kokedamas, which literally means, “moss ball” in Japanese, are charming, hanging plants that showcase a beautiful sphere of lush moss with a pretty houseplant growing from within. We’ve spotted the technique everywhere lately, but it wasn’t until the new book from the experts at Sprout Home, that we realized how easy they are to make ourselves.

This gorgeous green kokedama DIY comes from Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give’s Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s Guide to Creative Indoor Planting ($ 16, amazon.com). “Kokedama is a free-form planting method that derives from bonsai,” the authors write. “Kokedamas are designed to dangle; by suspending them in the air with colorful twine, you can create a hanging garden for inside your home or even outdoors in the warmer season.”

Ready to get your hands dirty? Read on for exactly how to make your own kokedama garden and how to care for it. 

Beach Bunnies Take Note: The Hawaiian Trend Surfs Home

We’re filled with aloha for this season’s Hawaiian craze! Rash guards are the latest “it” bathing suits, surfer style is riding the runways, and now the trend is finding its way into home decor.

The trend embraces beachy hues and natural textures (like island-friendly linen and coconut shells) while leaving plenty of room for winking, kitchy fun (like a hula dancer table lamp). From carved cups to an artful handcrafted surfboard, we love the endless summer feeling of surfer-chic home decor.

Read on to see our picks to bring the Hawaiian trend home.