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More and more modern living walls are finding their place in living rooms. This is another reason why more and more online retailers are including wall units in their range. They are ideal as TV locations as well as their accessories. In this day and age, there are more and more electronic devices that also need to be stored away.

Because of the huge range and selection, we have compared a number of products. For this reason, we know how difficult the choice can be. Therefore, we have worked out some aspects that you should pay special attention to when comparing products so that you can find your ideal wall unit.




Summary

  • Living walls can either be mounted on the wall or stand on the floor, depending on the load-bearing capacity of your wall.
  • The most important buying criteria are the size and the design you like. Most of them can also be set up mirror-inverted.
  • Living walls come in a wide variety of types and price ranges. Depending on the material, design and workmanship, the price can vary greatly.

The Best Living Wall: Our Picks

Below we have compiled our favourites of various types. This should save you time. In addition, this small pre-selection can give you inspiration for your living space. You may already find a wall unit among these recommendations that meets your needs.

Buying and evaluation criteria for wall units

In order to find the perfect wall unit according to your style and needs, we have worked out some relevant criteria that you should definitely take into account when making your choice. These criteria will make it easier for you to compare so that you are happy in the end. Below you can see the criteria that will help you compare the wall units. These criteria include:

In the following paragraphs we explain how these criteria influence your choice.

Size

Size is one of the most important criteria. You should know how much space you have available. Based on your space, you can then choose a suitable wall unit. You should also take your TV set into account, as not every wall unit allows you to place individual components as you wish.

In addition, you should not only have enough space in terms of length, but also in terms of height. It is also important to check whether the products require a socket for any lighting. If a component of the wall unit does not fit on your right-hand side, it does not have to be the end. You may be able to place it on the left-hand side.

Material

You can also find the ideal product for you in the material. Make sure that your wall is stable. If heavier loads can be carried, you can use thick and classic extension walls. These have the advantage that they are robust and therefore durable.

If your wall is not too load-bearing, you don't necessarily have to do without thick and robust wooden panels. Make sure you avoid hanging elements. Another alternative would be wall units that stand on the floor or wall units made of chipboard.

Colour/design

There is often little choice when it comes to colour, but this can be compensated for with a wide selection of different designs. For most products, the choice is black, white or similar standard colours. On the plus side, there are many different designs. You can choose between industrial designs, old-fashioned designs, modern and noble designs.

It all depends on your taste. Here, too, you have the option of taking your existing furnishings into account.

Use options

Be aware of what you need your wall unit for. Do you only want a shelf for TV accessories or do you need a lot of storage space? There are several options. A mixture of both is also possible. You can choose between simple, small living walls or huge living walls with lots of storage space and some highlights.

Take into account the space needed to open the doors so that they can be opened without any problems. Also consider whether you need lighting. If you need additional lighting, you can use wall units with additional lighting. Alternatively, you can place lamps there.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about wall units answered in detail

Some frequently asked questions are answered below. These serve to deepen your understanding of the topic.

Who is a wall unit suitable for?

Living walls create enough storage space for photo albums, CDs and books. They also offer sufficient storage space for decorations and personal belongings. Living walls are therefore suitable for all those who value tidiness.

The design of the wall unit can also create a cosy feeling of space within your own four walls. This includes people who are moving into a flat for the first time, who are moving house or who simply want to renovate and try something new.

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A beautiful wall unit with a simple design. Living walls come in much more unusual designs and constellations. For example, the lowboard could also be mounted higher on the wall. Which design suits your home? (Image source: Sidekix Media/ Unsplash)

Furthermore, living walls can be used flexibly, since they consist of different elements and can therefore be attached individually, living walls are particularly suitable for flats with sloping ceilings or for singles with little space.

Furthermore, wall units are also suitable for one-person households, as the large number of different wall units gives each person the opportunity to adapt their own wall unit perfectly to the room. These wall units are also suitable for young people. A simple wall unit with a modern design enhances any room.

What types of wall units are there?

On the one hand, there are wall units that consist only of a lowboard, also called a TV board. On the other hand, there are wall units that offer an immense amount of storage space. These types of wall units include wall cupboards or display cabinets.

In addition, further shelves offer storage space. Another type of wall unit is the illuminated wall unit. These provide a special atmosphere for movie nights or for a simple evening where you want to relax. Most of these living walls have RGB lamps built in. This means that you can switch on different colours instead of the normal light. These are becoming more and more modern and are very popular with young people.

What does a wall unit cost?

You can find a solid wall unit for as little as €120. You will mainly find lowboards in this price segment. If you really only need a lowboard or TV board without much storage space, you will find some offers in this price range. In the mid-price segment, you will find multi-piece units with more choice in terms of design. In addition, low-priced wall units are often made of chipboard. The higher the price of the wall unit, the more likely it is that processed wood will be used. This table should give you a small estimate.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (120 - 190 €) Mostly lowboards, often chipboard
Medium-priced (190 - 350 €) Solid living walls, made of wood, special designs possible
High-priced (from 350 €) Fine workmanship, any design, several highlights

Our research shows that you already get good quality from the border of low-priced living walls to medium-priced walls. Of course, the more quality you expect, the higher the price.

Conclusion

A new wall unit is just the right thing to either redecorate your home or to give it a modern touch. A wall unit makes a big impression and can be decisive for a new attitude to life. With many different designs and colours, you will be able to upgrade your rooms. Depending on your needs, you can get great products in the low price segment up to €190.

If you need a little more storage space, you will find it in the medium price segment. In addition, the quality of the materials increases with the price. Pay attention to your needs and the purchase criteria that we have worked out for you.

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