Affordable Outdoor Side Tables ($200 and under!)

Chic and Affordable Outdoor Side Tables — all under $200! Plus tips on how to score outdoor furniture for your deck or patio on a budget. #outdoorfurniture #decoratingonabudget #deck #patio #sidetables #outdoorsidetables

It is my fervent wish that I blink and it’s suddenly summer… baring global warming, it’s safe to say summer is a few months away from Seattle. That being said, spring is the perfect time to think about your outdoor decor situation. A quick, easy, and affordable way to update your patio is with a cute side table. Luckily, there are tons of affordable outdoor side tables on the market right now!

The side table you see pictured is one that I designed for Anthropologie back in the day, but it never went into production! I’ve been hoarding it for at least 4 years, ha. It’s not exactly weather-friendly, so in the winter we have to bring it inside. If you want to see more of our backyard oasis, definitely check out last year’s One Room Challenge reveal!

Chic and Affordable Outdoor Side Tables — all under $200! Plus tips on how to score outdoor furniture for your deck or patio on a budget. #outdoorfurniture #decoratingonabudget #deck #patio #sidetables #outdoorsidetables

source: Solomon indoor/outdoor side table from Anthropologie.

Cute & Affordable Outdoor Side Tables (a quick & easy way to update your patio!)

I like to think of outdoor side tables as similar to pillows. They are like the icing on a cake… not totally necessary, but really nice to have. And they perk up the place! A chic side table serves the purpose of giving guests a place to set down their drink. But if you go for a cute one… well, then you’re making your space look more curated and designed!

Chic and Affordable Outdoor Side Tables — all under $200! Plus tips on how to score outdoor furniture for your deck or patio on a budget. #outdoorfurniture #decoratingonabudget #deck #patio #sidetables #outdoorsidetables

Here are some outdoor side tables that have caught my eye this spring:

  1. bongo short side table
  2. stone/concrete side table
  3. blue and white indoor/outdoor stool
  4. hammered metal accent table
  5. round metal accent table
  6. wicker hourglass black/white end table
  7. metal side table
  8. pawn side table
  9. white outdoor side table
  10. cast small concrete end table — I am obsessed with the texture on this one!
  11. black faceted outdoor stool
  12. concrete indoor/outdoor stool
  13. cream textured garden stool
  14. dark grey concrete side table
  15. concrete and acrylic outdoor side table
  16. white metal side table
  17. cement outdoor accent table
  18. natural glazed side table
  19. wood and cement outdoor accent table

While shopping, make sure your table is actually meant to go outdoors. Look for descriptions like weather resistant, all weather, or outdoor-safe. In terms of materials, I prefer terra cotta, concrete, or ceramic. You can also choose metal, rattan, or wood — just make sure the wood is properly sealed! Nothing is worse than finding ruined furniture at the end of winter.

Chic and Affordable Outdoor Side Tables — all under $200! Plus tips on how to score outdoor furniture for your deck or patio on a budget. #outdoorfurniture #decoratingonabudget #deck #patio #sidetables #outdoorsidetables

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I also tried to share side tables that could double as extra seating for guests in a pinch. Then, when it comes to what ‘affordable’ means to me, I aim for less than $200 per table. To get the most bang for your buck, I recommend signing up for the retailer’s email mailing list so that you can be notified first of a sale or coupon code.

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