When you're working with a tight budget, deciding against a coffee table seems like an easy way to save a grand. And yet, no living room feels complete without one (I mean, does anyone really want to set their mug down on the floor?). After searching some of our favorite sources, we found that this finishing touch can be surprisingly affordable—and the 13 options that follow will anchor the room for less than $300.
A hip mid-century modern shape helps this table fit into even the tiniest of living rooms. The gorgeous knots and color variation on the tabletop make this walnut option look more expensive than it's $250 price tag.
Just 31.5 inches wide and 19 inches deep, this little table fits anywhere—and a timeless design means you'll want to take it wherever you move.
Part coffee table, part conversation piece, this funky option with several surface areas is ideal for setting out drinks and snacks when friends come over.
Made by molding together multiple layers of thin wood veneer, this table's elegantly sloped legs and top give it an organic look.
The much-admired mid-century modern style, at a remarkably affordable price.
Thin hairpin legs and a light wood top join forces in this delicate—and incredibly priced—coffee table.
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Colorful and Contemporary
The lip on this round table ensures that nothing will slide off (even if you use it as a catchall for mail and magazines).
The pretty green color on this powder-coated metal table will freshen up a neutral living room.
A modern shape, vibrant color and reasonable price—we just met our dream coffee table.
Other Good Resources:
- 46 Great Coffee Tables — Elements of Style
- Coffee Table Roundup — Becki Owens
- 30 Coffee Tables for Under $300 — Simply Grove
Elegant Glass & Stone
A streamlined design of bronze-trimmed glass would be welcome in almost any style living room.
If you're looking for an option that won't take up visual space in a cramped room, the search is over.
Created by South African furniture designer Natalie Du Toit, the network of geometric designs on the base of this table was inspired by the patterns on shweshwe fabric.
A 43-inch-long marble slab with subtle gray veining will anchor your living room luxuriously.