Of all the furniture you feel compelled to buy for your house, an accent table is your sidekick. They're small enough that you can make a statement and take risks with an unusual design without fully committing to a theme you'll want to forget in two years' time.
On the more practical side, your coasters and cacti have a pretty perch in the living room. Your books and alarm clock are no longer lost in a pile of clothes on your dresser. And the stack of papers on the kitchen counter finds an organized home on a sleek new shelf.
Side tables are also, by and large, affordable. From metal and marble to plywood and plastic, there are endless options for every style and budget. Here, you'll find tables and nightstands perfect for Scandinavian-loving minimalists, midcentury modern diehards, and more—all for less than $250 each.
Hollyce Side Table
Urban Outfitters | $129
Simultaneously luxe and minimalist, this round glass-topped side table also works as a nightstand.
Retro Tripod Nesting Tables
West Elm | $140
Nesting tables are the ultimate two-for-one deal, and perfect for small spaces. With a walnut veneer and rounded triangle shape, this pair has a midcentury modern vibe.
Riehl Metal Round Accent Table
Target | $41.98
From Target’s midcentury-inspired Project 62 line, this neutral-hued table is versatile and stylish, while providing ample surface area for storage or decor.
Stilwell End Table by Loon Peak
Wayfair | $140.57
Bring a pop of nature into your home with a rustic, free-form teak wood table.
Mill C Table
CB2 | $129
Think of the C Table as a classier version of the TV dinner tray (also good for breakfast in bed). Made of iron with antique finish, the understated table is sturdy, yet mobile. Pull it right up to the couch and enjoy.
White Marble and Metal Round Accent Table
World Market | $159.99
Why yes, you can buy a marble table for less than $250. The top is a solid piece of white alabaster marble with grey and gold undertones, and the triangle base is black powder-coated steel. It looks good in the living room, beside the guest bed, or even holding toiletries in the bathroom—no harm done if it gets a little wet.
Calo Side Table
Anthropologie | $148-$198
This funky table doubles as an art piece that works just as well in your bedroom as it does on your patio with shapes (triangle or hexagon) and shades (white, pink, or black) for every taste.
Yaheetech Walnut Bedside Table
Walmart | $47.99
Walmart has really been stepping up their game when it comes to affordable, stylish home goods. This 22.65-inch-high side table has a midcentury feel and is on sale for less than $50.
Mudhut Asmara Nightstand
Target | $127.49
Constructed from mahogany, pine, gmelina, and acacia wood, this versatile accent table adds storage to any room with a 15-inch-deep shelf and drawer. Keep books near your bed, keys and sunglasses in the foyer, or even store dry goods in a tiny, cabinet-lacking kitchen.
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