The dining room tends to be the heart of the home, which means it's important to find the perfect dining table that fits your needs and your space. Typically a place where friends and family gather, share meals, and spend time together, it's one piece of dining room furniture that's essential to any home.
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Since dining tables are vessels for hosting dinner parties, game nights, and holiday feasts, you're going to want to find a quality option that will fit your style and your budget. But if you're looking for something affordable, there's still hope. We've scoured the internet for best dining room tables, all under $300.
The Best Dining Tables Under $300
This oval dining table with slab-style legs might be the definition of a modern dining table. With sleek curves and a black finish, you can pair it with dining chairs of practically any color. It also seats up to six people, perfect for small to medium gatherings.
For minimalist, sleek pieces at an affordable price, there are few places better than IKEA. The Swedish brand has mastered Scandinavian design, and this dining table, which easily fits four, is a testament to that. The Lisabo Table is easy to assemble and durable, and can add extra warmth to a dining space.
This drop leaf table is the perfect dining table for small spaces — drop one side to position the table against a wall, further reducing the space it takes up. Talk about apartment-friendly.
For a farmhouse-inspired dining room, there are few tables better (in both appearance and price point) than this piece from Walmart. The distressed top compliments the weathered base for a rustic, woodsy look.
This apartment-friendly table from World Market is modern, the perfect addition to a stylish studio or downtown loft. While it seats up to four, it only takes up minimal space. To soften the harshness of the metal, add a neutral, plush rug below.
An Amazon's Choice find with a 4.5-star rating, this compact natural-finish table would look amazing in an eat-in kitchen or sunroom.
If your taste sometimes leans maximalist, consider this eye-catching table from Target. The legs, painted in pale blue, are bright, adding a pop of color to the space, while the clean, natural wood table top mellows the table out. Go full maximalist with a patterned table runner and mismatched chairs, or allow the legs to be the sole, stand-out color by pairing with a neutral dining set and rug.
While $300 might not get you the elegant, eight-seat marble table of our luxurious dreams, it can get you this stylish faux marble high-top from Wayfair. The faux granite veneers paired with the clean lines of the base create a modern appearance, while the height of the table — 36 inches — adds depth to the room and allows for chic barstools.
Believe it or not, this dining table comes with two benches and is under $200. With a sturdy steel frame and wood top finishes, it's ideal for smaller dining areas.
Sometimes, even those who love hosting find themselves in small spaces. That's where an extendable table, like this beautiful midcentury modern inspired piece from Target, comes in. Without the extension leaf, this table takes up minimal space, perfect for everyday use. But, when guests are expected, the leaf can be added for an additional 12-inches of entertaining and dining space.
A round dining table with a midcentury modern vibe, it's perfect for apartments and DIY breakfast nooks. With a four-person seating capacity, it's great for small dinners and brunches.
Have a smaller dining room? A glass table can give the illusion of more space. This modern dining table from Amazon has eye-catching touches, like the sleek chrome base that appears more art than furniture.
If space is really tight, opt for a bar-height table like this pick from Lowe's. This option comes with two matching barstools that fit perfectly under the table.
Midcentury modern dining tables are reigning supreme in the budget dining room furniture category, and we're not complaining. This table from Baxton Studio has smooth lines and tapered legs for a classic and timeless look.
Add rustic charm to your dining room with this acacia wood table. Mixed with hairpin legs, it has a bit of an industrial vibe. Ideal for small spaces, it can seat up to four people.