Is this the big design trend of 2019?


Greenwalls have grown significantly in popularity over the last year, and as a result, are more readily available in a variety of designs for bathrooms

There are a number of benefits to greening a bathroom, including improved wellbeing and home air quality, absorption of pollutants and noise, and guaranteed aesthetic impact, now home improvement shows are driving the greenwall trend.

“With so many benefits to green living and design, the trend is evolving and becoming more popular,” The Greenwall Company founder Mark Paul notes.

“Greenwalls in the bathroom are low maintenance – they eliminate unwanted pollutants and toxic fumes from the bathroom and only need to be maintained a few times a year.”

He recalls that 30 years ago he built what is believed to be the very first greenwalls in Australia – now today with green design being an influential part of the public domain, design interest has progressed and he has seen a “significant increase” in demand over the past 12 months.

“Adding a greenwall to a bathroom will give amenity and help regulate the temperature, and increase relative humidity and air oxygenation in your home,” he maintains.

Paul’s top 5 plants for bathroom greenwalls:

  • Boston Fern [Nephrolepsis] – a popular variety of fern with cascading fronds, the Boston fern has pantropical to subtropical distribution
  • Bromeliads – incredible plants that release oxygen and removes air pollutants during the night
  • Aroids – with beautiful foliage, amazing flowers and berries, they perform well indoors and in lower-light conditions
  • Gesneriads – African violet family, repeat flowering tremendously beautiful and eye-catching. It’s a perfect design feature for the bathroom
  • Peperomias – 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.

The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia.

Greenwall can be used like cladding to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out.

The system developed by Mark Paul at The Greenwall Company over approximately 30 years, presents an innovative system based on inorganic media and adjustable substrate depth that retains moisture and simulates conditions resembling natural soil. In addition, by using plants adapted to impoverished environments and seasonal drought,

The Greenwall Company achieves water efficient planting that is resilient to inevitable short-term human and mechanical failures.