If you love houseplants and mid-century modern style, then you know the struggle of trying to find cheap modern planters for your urban jungle.
When you have a houseplant addiction (how can you say no to that new variegated pothos at Home Depot?), you need lots of budget-friendly planters. And they are out there!
Today I’m sharing a list of affordable modern planters, plus my strategy to help you grow your indoor garden with style on a budget.
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Inexpensive Modern Planters
These planters will add instant style to your home. I have and love a few of these. The rest are on my wish list for the next time I “need” a new planter.
Collecting Modern Planters on a Budget
As a gardener on a budget, you need to strategize.
Try finding a cheap 8-inch planter and buying it in bulk for the majority of your plant collection. Then add a few impact plants in special planters over time.
I use this one as my bulk planter. It has a simple profile with clean lines, so it fits perfectly with modern decor, and it’s affordable and made in the U.S.
You can get this planter in multiple sizes online. The 8-inch is a good size for most of your average houseplants. Having multiples of a simple planter will help give a cohesive feel to your indoor garden.
My Modern Planters
The ceramic fluted planter adds geometric interest in my dining room and pairs well with my basic white planters.
This little black bullet planter is the newest in my collection. I was so surprised by the quality, especially for the price. The legs are sturdy iron, and the pot itself is a thick hard plastic.
While my basement bathroom is still a work in progress, I love how this bullet planter gives it a little bit of interest!
The tall avocado-colored planter is perfect for a bigger houseplant. I have three of these: one for a split leaf philodendron, one for a large aloe and one for a large snake plant.
The avocado planter looks pretty with a mid-century modern color scheme, and it pairs well with bullet planters. (These large bullet planters aren’t cheap, but you may be able to find them used.)
Modern Plant Stands for Instant Style
One surefire way to modernize your planters is to put a few of them in mid-century plant stands. Make sure you get the correct (or slightly wider) size stand for your planter.
Try these affordable plant stands.
You could also make a DIY plant stand. This one is easy to make with modern hairpin legs and a shelf.
Here are more houseplant ideas for your urban jungle.