7 Under-$200 Modern Side Tables You’d Never Guess Were from Amazon

published Jun 6, 2023
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Despite living in my current apartment for (*checks notes*) almost three years, my decorating still feels…sparse. But I’m ok with that — most of the time, anyway. I’d rather ride out the “slow design” wave and intentionally pick pieces I really love, rather than buying art or rugs just to fill the space. (I also admittedly have horrible interior indecisiveness, but that’s a tale for another time.)

Regardless, I’m constantly home shopping (it is part of my day job, mind you!), and I have ongoing furniture wishlists from almost every major high-end home brand to prove it. I can tell you exactly what kind of contemporary credenza or wall sconces I want…but it’s all considerably out of my IKEA-budget price range. Recently, though, I came across an unexpected shopping hidden gem, specifically for modern side tables that look way more expensive than they actually are — Amazon. Hear me out: after doing some digging on the site, I landed on a surprising pocket of lesser-known accents at better-than-big-box-retailer costs. Below, I rounded up seven of my favorite side tables and nightstands under $200, all of which you’d never, ever guess came from Amazon in the first place.

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This is the side table that initially instigated my Amazon deep dive: it’s sleek, functional, and a punchy pop of color. It also comes in black and clear acrylic styles, both with built-in shelf space. Just be warned that this skews more petite than standard side tables, at just under 18 inches tall, but it still works well as a low-profile nightstand or living room plant stand. Not to mention, it feels straight out of a vintage store.

2 / 7

I’ve yet to come across a furniture design quite like this before, let alone one from Amazon. The pretty-in-pink marble-topped fixture plays with shape for a cool, abstract focal point that feels one-of-a-kind, however you style it.

3 / 7

This Z-shaped silhouette puts a fresh spin on rattan side tables while doubling as a chic book or magazine display. Choose from brown or a lighter bamboo tone to complement any neutral-leaning bedroom or living room palette — for just under $70.

4 / 7

This small-space-friendly, tear-drop-shaped table has a whopping ten different color options — from green to white to Barbie pink. It reminds me of a contemporary take on classic martini tables, plus works both indoors and out thanks to a waterproof construction.

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Get the trendy spindle silhouette for less than $63 via this compact side table, which adds sophisticated contrast alongside any light-hued sofa or bed setup. It’s available in yellow, gray, and light blue, too.

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For another acrylic option, this piece features a rounded top and triangular base for convenient, low-to-the-ground storage. At just 18 inches high and 16 inches around, it’s the perfect bright, modern nightstand option for any small bedroom.

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If your interior preferences skew more minimal, you can’t go wrong with this three-legged, under-$80 walnut side table. The simple design makes it a versatile jack-of-all-trades home accent, whether used as a nightstand, small coffee table, book storage, and beyond.