bullet planter portland split level
The bullet planter in this Portland split-level brings a pop of color. Photo by Vanessa Weber.

The bullet planter is full of fun, unique style with a retro silhouette that can bring the perfect touch of Mid Mod to any space! These classically Mid Century planters will look great practically anywhere, with practically anything in them! But if you’re looking to use them for planters, here are a few tips:

  • Instead of planting directly inside the bullet planter, place your plant in a smaller planter with a drainage dish, and then place the whole thing inside the bullet planter.
  • But if you’d rather plant inside the planter, make sure to cover the bottom of it with a layer of gravel to help with drainage and moisture.
  • For a more ‘finished’ look, cover the base of the plant/top of the planter with sphagnum moss.
  • If your bullet planter is a durable material like fiberglass or a glazed ceramics, it can probably handle being outdoors, but keep it under something covered, like a roof overhang, to prevent any sun damage.

Ready to get planting? Check out a few of our favorite bullet planters below!

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bullet planter design within reach
Courtesy of Design Within Reach.

Available in multiple sizes, this made-in-the-USA planter has that classic MCM look. // Design Within Reach Bullet Planter, $95+.

bullet planter rivet
Courtesy of Amazon

This low-profile ceramic bullet planter brings earthy tones and textures to any space. // Rivet Mid-Century Ceramic Planter with Iron Stand, $79.99.

bullet planter hip haven
Courtesy of Hip Haven.

Available in 17 colors, 3 sizes and 4 finishes, this bullet planter is practically guaranteed to work in any style of space! // Retro Bullet Planter by Hip Haven™,  $175+.

amazon bullet planter
Courtesy of Amazon.

The wooden legs of this fiberglass bullet planter give it a fresh, Scandi-modern look. // POTEY Fiberglass Standing Mid-Century Planter, $74.99.

hairpinlegs bullet planter
Courtesy of Hairpinlegs.

This durable bullet planter features a fiberglass bowl, powder-coated steel legs and floor protectors for an immaculate vintage look. // Hairpinlegs Bullet Planter, $99+.

While you’re on a Mid Mod planting spree, learn more about these houseplants with retro style. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration!