15 Beautiful and Functional Trellis Ideas for Climbing Plants

From creating living artwork within the home to adding privacy with vines on the patio, the options for displaying climbing plants with a trellis are plentiful.

Moving On Up

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Moving On Up

Plants and flowers are meant to be put on display. For ones that climb, attaching their vines to a trellis makes for a dreamy look. And there’s no shortage of trellis ideas. Show off vibrant climbers with a wall-mounted structure within the home, welcome guests with an arched gate situated in the front yard or garden, or use a trellis to promote privacy without sacrificing style. Find out which one is best for you.

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A-Frame of Chicken Wire

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A-Frame of Chicken Wire

This sturdy, hinged, A-frame trellis is a great way to make use of the extra space above a garden. Handmade, using Forest Stewardship Council-certified western red cedar, the trellis offers an earthy, pleasing scent. The trellis is ideal for climbing vegetables like beans, peas, and cucumbers. Available on Etsy .

Etsy

Twine & Bamboo

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Twine & Bamboo

For a boho vibe, look for a trellis made out of materials like twine. Use it for climbing houseplants—like pothos, philodendron, hoya, and monstera—to add warmth, aesthetics, and promote plant growth and increased leaf size. Available on Etsy .

Etsy

Hog Panels

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Hog Panels

This garden, wall-mounted trellis in classic metal is available in different sizes (up to 9 feet) to accommodate a variety of needs. The simple, clean design is ideal for a subtle approach, allowing climbing plants, like bright bouganvillia, to take center stage. Available on Etsy .

Etsy

Modern Trellis

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Modern Trellis

For a pop of color, this architectural wall trellis is the perfect touch. It offers a sleek and stylish option for creating a vertical garden on a wall or fence. This trellis is made of steel and stainless steel cable and finished in a water-resistant, powder-coated color. Available on Gardner’s Supply Company .

Gardner's Supply Company

Arch Trellis

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Arch Trellis

A romantic arch trellis sets the scene, whether situated at the top of the pathway leading to the front door or in the backyard to beckon guests into the garden. This Montebello garden arbor, constructed of square tubular iron, features an intricate scrollwork design, rustproof hardware, and a burnished gunmetal finish. Available on Wayfair.

Wayfair

Honeycomb Trellis

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Honeycomb Trellis

Create a living wall in the home by installing a honeycomb trellis. A climbing plant, like pothos, is perfect for adding a splash of greenery to a space in a creative way. This trellis is made of high quality stainless steel and painted in matte black for a bold look. Available on Etsy .

Etsy

Copper Trellis

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Copper Trellis

To complement the earthiness of a garden, go for a rustic look with a copper trellis. This handcrafted copper trellis features a vine pattern with patina on the leaves, giving it an iridescent sheen. Available on Etsy .

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Trellis With Planter Box

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Trellis With Planter Box

Create a freestanding garden with a trellis and planter box combination. This gorgeous option allows for bountiful flowers to fill the box while climbing plants dance along the trellis. Available on Wayfair .

Wayfair

Trellis Ladders

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Trellis Ladders

Step outside the box and opt for a decorative ladder to display climbing plants. When leaning against a wall with ivy climbing up it, this trellis ladder will add a whimsical element to any room. Available on Etsy .

Etsy

Trellis Obelisk

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Trellis Obelisk

Small but impactful, this iron trellis offers a refined design for the yard. The sturdy structure stands over 6 feet tall. Flowers and vines will dazzle on full display as they climb the cage. Available on Wayfair .

Wayfair

Trellis Wall

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Trellis Wall

Decorate an exterior wall with rustic elegance using a mounted trellis. This uniquely designed trellis can also be displayed in courtyards, as patio wall decor, metal yard art, or a privacy screen. Available on Etsy .

Related: Makeover an Ordinary Outdoor Space with a Wall-Mounted Trellis

Etsy

Trellis Gate

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Trellis Gate

Dress up the entryway to the home with an attractive archway. Along with displaying climbing vines, this trellis gate features two planting boxes, on either side, to show off even more flowers and plants. The arbor arch’s gate is lockable as well. Available on Overstock .

Overstock

Privacy Trellis

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Privacy Trellis

Enjoy privacy without sacrificing style. This modern trellis displays a laser-cut pattern that serves as a work of art while also blocking unwanted sunshine, wind, or passersby from peeking in. Available on Overstock .

Related: Creating Privacy Through Landscaping

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Trellis Fence

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Trellis Fence

Create a border between the street and your home with a beautiful trellis fence. It allows light to flow through while still providing privacy. This trellis fence consists of a frame lattice panel in a richly colored wood. Available on Wayfair .

Wayfair

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