Drilling holes in your ceiling to hang your plants is workable but not ideal if you are renting.
Even if it is your own house, you could mess things up. You could damage your water distribution system, drainage pipes, or electric wires in the process.
Also, punched holes in the ceiling are an eyesore once you remove the plants.
With that in mind, we have some hacks for hanging plants from your ceiling without drilling.
These methods will save you from unnecessary headaches and give your house an incredible feel with plants hanging around.
Let’s get down to ways to hang plants without causing any damage.
How To Hang Plants Without Drilling Holes In Your Ceiling?
There are several ways to go about this. Choose the method which best complements the interiors of your house.
1. Magnet Hook With A Magnetic Hang
Depending on the make of your ceiling, you could use solid magnetic hooks to hang your plants from it. The magnetic hooks contain a plate and an attached hook.
Attach the hook to an air vent or metal fixture from your ceiling. Hang your plant over the hook by using a loop.
2. Hang Plants From Your Ceiling Using An Adhesive Hook
The other option for hanging plants from your ceiling without damaging your roof is using adhesive hooks.
The adhesive hooks are adjustable and a perfect fit for your ceiling. You can purchase them from your local hardware store or online.
Once you have the hook with you, peel off the adhesive cover and stick the back of the hook on the ceiling. Your plant pot should have a hook or twine that you can pass over the hook to hang it from your roof.
Ensure to use stronger hooks for weighty plants to prevent them from falling off.
3. Use Suction Cup Hangers
Do you have a skylight in your home? If so, suction cup hangers are the best option for you.
The cups are ideal for smooth surfaces. It’s safe to use since it does not make any holes in your ceiling.
Avoid hanging plants heavier than 5 pounds when using them.
4. Use Tension Rods
You can also save yourself the trouble of drilling holes in your ceiling by using tension rods. The rods are typically used for hanging clothes, curtains, or partitioning rooms.
On the contrary, hanging plants on them still works fine. You can use three rods; place two rods vertically on the space you want to hang your planters.
Use the two rods to support a third rod running horizontally between them. The idea is to create tension between two rods.
Here is where you hang your planters or the air planters such as String of Pearls or the Bird’s Nest Fern.
It’s inexpensive and damage-free to your ceiling. You can purchase tension rods from online stores like Amazon.
For safety reasons, check the weight limit of the rods to ensure they can carry the plants after watering.
You could also use the bohemian-style plant rod to hang plants from your ceiling. Most pots and hangers go well with this rod.
5. Use Floating Shelves
The use of floating shelves is an excellent do-it-yourself project.
Hang the planters or pots in front of a window ideally to allow them to get enough sunlight.
You could combine this with an adhesive or magnetic hook to avoid drilling your ceiling.
6. Macrame Plant Holders
Macrame plant holders are another viable option for you to hang plants from your ceiling. Pass the loop over their hooks to hold your hanging plant in position.
Macrame plant holders prevent rodents from chewing up your plants and give your room an anti-gravity feel.
7. Clothing Rack Vertical Garden
Another option you want to use to avoid drilling your beautiful ceiling is to use a clothing rack as a vertical garden. Have plant pots hang from the rod on top of the rack.
It’s a creative way to repurpose your clothing rack to display a beautiful assortment of plants.
8. Use Wall Mounted Hooks With A Command Strip
You could use a wooden hook mounted on your wall together with a command strip to hang your plants. These plants could be in a basket or a plant pot.
S-hooks are ideal for hanging your plants from anywhere in your house, provided there is a place to hook them. That could be on a tension rod or a slab on your wall.
Why not use a shelf planter to avoid drilling your ceiling. Use a spacious shelf in your house or purchase one to help position your plants without much fuss.
A high shelf helps provide room for hanging your plants while keeping the house organized.
11. Use A Coat Rack
It’s all about being creative to preserve the luster of your ceiling. An idea you want to explore is the use of a coat rack.
It does an excellent job of hanging your plants, saving you from drilling holes.
You can purchase one from a local store or Amazon and use planters with loops to hook them on the coat rack.
12. Sturdy Decorative Branches
This is a good option if you have sturdy decorative branches around. However, you got to be highly selective since you want to keep your living room as appealing as possible.
Use the branches together with a string to create a semblance of bohemian home decor.
13. Employ Clamps As Hooks
You know what a clamp can do in holding and fastening something. It’s an excellent option if you have an area in your attic or living room like the edge of a mid-running wall.
Clamp the wall and hook your potted plant on it.
14. Hang White Planters With Hooks
An excellent option is to hang white planters with a loop on a hook. It is a sober option that complements your decor well.
15. Over The Door Hooks
Over-the-door hooks are handy if you have an old or unused door in your house. As the name suggests, place the hooks over the top of your door and hang your favorite plants from them.
The hooks can manage the weight of medium-sized plants.
Ensure that the hooks are long and hanging 4- 6 inches out. They give more room for your pot to hang.
16. Using An Old Ladder As A Plant Stand
If you have an old ladder lying around idle, you could turn it into a stand for positioning and hanging your plants.
It’s an old-fashioned but workable way of hanging plants and is better than the traditional ceiling drill.
Hanging plants from your ceiling without drilling ultimately boils down to your creativity. You need not use sophisticated technology or other ways to have plants hanging around.
Have a small budget to cater to the items you need to buy from your local store, like tension rods or adhesive hooks.
We hope you will enjoy the new appealing look in your living space.
Job Kiniale is a certified crop scientist and gardening enthusiast with a passion to help beginning gardeners navigate their newfound hobby. Let’s talk about plants, backyard ideas, and general gardening advice. Outside work, Job loves spending time with family.