I’m a Style Editor, and These Are the 9 Side Tables I’m Absolutely Loving Right Now (All Under $100!)

published Sep 21, 2022
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As Apartment Therapy’s style editor, my day-to-day job involves scouting out the latest interior design trends, new under-the-radar (and budget-friendly!) brands and products, and need-to-know launches. Now, I’m sharing my professional prowess with all of you, handpicking a few of my favorite ready-to-ship finds across a variety of furniture, decor, and even DIY project material categories.

This week’s edition? The best side tables for every design taste — from boho to classic to mid-century modern — all for less than $100. Whether you’re in the market for a compact new nightstand, living room accent, or just some inspo overall, check out these stylish pieces available via West Elm, Target, Amazon, and more. You might want to act fast, since some are currently temporarily discounted or have limited sale inventory!

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West Elm

If your living room or bedroom can fit one, I love introducing a round side table as a way of breaking up rectangular-shaped furniture pieces. With its dark, pair-with-anything finish and simple drum silhouette, this specific style from West Elm feels like an instant classic.

2 / 9
was $199.00

Small-space styling tip, anyone? Opt for acrylic, which helps fake the illusion of a larger room, thanks to its see-through, transparent construction. Count on that same effect with this side table (yes, even if it's stacked with books or a plant), which also brings a subtle hint of modern sleekness wherever you put it.

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You can’t go wrong with this less-than-$40 round metal table, available from Amazon in eight different colors, from white to light blue to hot pink. This piece takes up minimal space, too — so much so that you can set up one on either side of your bed for a matching nightstand set (or even play with different hues!). Best of all, the tabletop surface doubles as a removable tray for easy serving or corralling of things.

4 / 9
was $80.00

As pretty as it is practical, this Target wicker table features a sneaky lidded top for stashing blankets or pillows inside. It’s hardly noticeable to begin with, but disguise it with a small decorative tray or object, and voilà: hidden stylish storage on the cheap.

5 / 9
was $71.99

Maximize tabletop and floor space with this this mid-century modern-inspired silhouette; the tapered three-legged design leaves plenty of room underneath it for stacking books or magazines. Also available in black, it’s a compact statement piece that can sidle up next to any (really, any) sofa or armchair style. You could also nest two together for a small living room-friendly coffee table setup.

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Crate & Barrel
was $179.00

The juxtaposition of square and round shapes gives this wooden end table that extra unique factor, especially when functioning as a warm-hued nightstand. Note that this piece is final sale, but it's also currently discounted 50 percent off the original price.

7 / 9

Modern metal frame, meet timeless marble finish. A chic twist on all-white monochromatic design, this durable piece introduces a bit of eye-catching texture to any room, either indoors or out. Yep, it’s rust-resistant, too, so it’s even patio- or balcony-approved.

8 / 9
West Elm
was $99.00

For the natural, neutral look, this handmade rattan table has you covered — it’s sturdy, stylish, and, for a limited time, less than $65. At 16 inches wide in diameter, it may be small, but the exposed nature of the weaving packs plenty of texture and visual interest for its footprint.

9 / 9
Bed Bath & Beyond
was $57.00

A built-in shelf makes this grid-style side table a double-duty living room, bedroom, or even deskside storage staple. Cool angular legs top off the industrial accent, which comes in 13 different colors to complement your space.