This trend towards greenery and natural elements within interior design is nothing new. Demand has skyrocketed in recent years as businesses and institutions both large and small begin to take employee, guest, and customer well-being more seriously. Wellness and brand-conscious design have become more essential than ever as people’s desire for natural and authentic experiences inside and out have become more pronounced. This led to Living Green walls becoming incredibly popular and with architects and interior designers looking for more design options led to another equally stunning option, one that’s changing the visual dynamics and design potential of commercial spaces: Enter the moss wall.
Moss walls are one of the most versatile and compelling design elements to emerge on the interior design market in a while. These living wall alternatives have all of the splendor of a green wall but are free from the irrigation and lighting requirements that are essential to healthy living green walls. However, this is only part of the story of the moss wall’s rise to prominence in the commercial and residential design world. Form and Function tell the full story of moss walls in modern spaces.
Form, shape, and style all coexist in moss, allowing designers to create one-of-a-kind designs with a deep catalog of texture and color options. Moss walls can essentially function in nearly any way that you can imagine, and can even be outfit with wood, stone, succulents, and more to create a truly inspired look and feel.
Function is the essential component of the moss wall, however. Moss can be an accent or the centerpiece to a design, helping to cultivate an experience, a mood, a pattern or distinctiveness that works with any space. The key is that moss fixtures require less effort and less budget in the long run. These factors add to their overall appeal and the rising interest in the product.
What Are the Features of a Moss Wall?
- Moss walls can come in nearly any size or shape due to the versatility of moss.
- Moss walls or panels have a nearly limitless design potential.
- Items such as wood, metal, succulents, and ferns are commonly added to moss walls.
- The moss used is not “alive,” but rather is preserved using a natural paraffin or glycerin process for design use.
- They can are available in a variety of colors.
- Moss walls are great for branding initiatives in places like reception areas, retail stores, restaurants, pop-up events or even your home!
- These walls are the most economical green walls options on the market right now.
- Moss walls are incredibly lightweight for their size, especially compared to a similar size living wall. Since they don’t require irrigation, there is no need to compensate for the additional weight from retained water.
- Moss walls are incredible low maintenance but not no maintenance. The moss can become dry and brittle or become dusty over time, which is why we recommend our maintenance plan.
Can a moss wall be installed anywhere?
Preserved moss walls can be installed nearly anywhere, but not everywhere. There are a few limits.
- You can’t put a moss wall outside in direct sunlight, or it will be scorched.
- You can’t put a moss wall up in a super dry area. Moss walls require a minimum level of humidity to look good, about 40 to 50 percent (exactly where people are most comfortable).
- You shouldn’t put a moss wall near heating or air conditioning vents. The blasts of hot or cold dry air will ruin it.
- You shouldn’t put a moss wall where it can be rained on or splashed as the colors may run.
We never tire of looking at the moss and noting the changes in color as natural and artificial light change throughout the day and how it just seems to give us a sense of calm and relaxation and we want you to experience this feeling too!