The Return of Target's Room Essentials Planters

Target's Room Essentials planters are the best looking cheap modern planters that I've found. And I'm not the only mid-century blogger in love with Room Essential planters, Kate at Retro Renovation and Baz at Atomic Indy both caught the bug last year. I bought a big one for our front porch and a small one for the back patio. 


When they didn't pop up for sale online when the seasons changed this year, I worried that they were a one-year anomaly. I was especially worried because I needed another planter for the house. But a trip to my local Target proved that they are back, just not online.

My Target had white, gray and teal RE planters, but once the season's in full swing more color might be available.

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  1. My target has the most gorgeous poppy orange/red color this year. I love the look of these planters, too, and am contemplating them for the front of my house. I wish they were just a little more substantial in the thickness of the plastic since they're going in an uncovered spot. I don't know how they'll fare long-term. How is your planter doing from last year?

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    1. Oooo, I'd love to see one of the red ones. That could really add a nice pop of color to a room or patio - and if it's the right shade, go really nicely in my living room.

      Yeah, I'm not sure how well they would hold up under the elements. For the price, they're great, but they are a little thin. My planters from last year both look like new - but they're also both under cover (no rain, limited sun) and in Austin (no extreme weather- other than heat). It might be worth buying a few and seeing how they hold up. It'd be a fairly inexpensive experiment.

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  2. That's a perfect planter for your porch. I'll have to make a trip to Target and check them out.

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  3. I've seen these at Target and they are pretty nice-looking. Does anyone know if they have holes in the bottom for water drainage?

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    1. I've got two of the little ones and there doesn't appear to be holes at the bottom. But there is that little lip / extra piece on the bottom, which might be hiding the hole and catching the extra water. I've never had water come out, but I also tend to underwater if anything.

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    2. I was actually able to pop off that extra piece on the bottom, which was hiding 4 holes that were there. I was worried that water was pooling in the bottom and might make the roots rot. It looks fine without that piece, so I'm just going to leave it unattached. Thanks!

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