We wanted to add some plants to our mid-century ranch so I went on a hunt for some cheap modern planters. That's when I found out that cheap modern planters don't really exist. There are modern planters and there are cheap planters, but there aren't many good-looking, inexpensive planters. Sure, Target has the Room Essential planters, but we wanted something that wasn't plastic.
That's when we decided to get crafty. First, we found some terracotta pots that had a shape we liked. We went with these simple circle pots from West Elm.
And we ended up with something that looks a lot like a case study ceramic cylinder planter (without the wood stand).
And you could do make the same modern-looking planters with any terracotta pot. Just pick one with a simple, modern shape like a square
Or this wavy look
Or a straight long tom planter
And grab a can of white spray paint. The end result is a cheap modern planter that looks like you paid a pretty penny for it.