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Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

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When it comes to landscaping an urban commercial lot, your options seem limited with planter boxes. The Sims has a few options in the indoor plants category but the swatches can be too out there. Outdoor plants on the other hand look better in more naturalistic landscaping for homes but seem out of place in a concrete-laden lot.

Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

But what if you turned your indoor potted plants into planter boxes? With all the indoor plant options and swatches in the game, you could replace your boring planters with these versatile and modern designs that complement any type of build.

Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

Don’t forget to type in the cheat ‘bb.moveobjects’ before getting started!

Draw a 1×1 fenced room with any of these half-wall trims from Get Famous or Dine Out. They come in different styles and swatches you could choose from. If you have neither of those packs, you could trade them for half-walls instead. Next, delete the tile in the room.

Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

This is the most essential item for this to work: the In-Ground Garden Patch from Cottage Living. Use this to cover up the top of the fence. Size it down two times with the ‘[’ key and elevate it five times with ‘Ctrl+9’.

Now you can place and combine indoor plants in this planter box! Choose plants that have low or small pots so the soil patch can cover them.

Creating Custom Planters in The Sims 4

Here are some planters that you can make:

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Bear in mind that these indoor plants would look the same all year-round. If you have Seasons, the weather will not change your plants’ color. On the upside, their permanent vibrant color is better for themed builds!

Other than giving you more landscaping options, this trick lets you use those hideous and cartoonish plastic plants that you ignore. Try the Potted Gumdrop from Perfect Patio for a simple look. Or combine The Exotic Fronds from Dine Out with The Palm Reader’s Palm Tree from Paranormal for an exotic tropical vibe.

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This article is a guest contribution written by MAIA makes! You can check out her YouTube Short visually showcasing this written tutorial here!

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