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Whether I’m hosting a friend or two at my apartment or lounging solo, I always make use of my cocktail tables (yes, I have multiple!) because they’re just so versatile. I keep one cocktail table next to my sofa and another next to my reading chair, and I find them so useful for holding a cup of coffee, a cocktail, or snacks as I work, watch TV, or entertain. Sometimes called drink or pedestal tables, I love how lightweight these pieces are as well; they’re so easy to move around my apartment as needed.
The great news is that while the concept of a cocktail table sounds super-luxe, you can snag some amazing styles for under $250. In fact, many wonderful options come in at far below that price point, and with a little digging, you can also probably find some fun vintage designs, too. If you’re looking to level up your living room setup, these are some of my favorite tiny cocktail tables available for purchase from popular home decor stores and websites right now.
Round 9.5″ Metal Cocktail Table
This piece is one of the cocktail tables that I own, and I love it so much. It sits right next to my sofa and makes such a stylish statement in my living room. I’m a major brass lover, so of course, that’s the finish I picked for my space, but this beauty also comes in a handsome bronze finish if that’s the look you’re after.
Buy: Round 9.5″ Metal Cocktail Table, $129.00 from Pottery Barn
Prost Small Metal Round Drink Table
Those whose decorating aesthetic leans more industrial will be all about this black metal table that rings in at just over $150, making it a stunning buy that won’t fully break the bank. This type of style would also look great on a screened-in porch.
Buy: Prost Small Metal Round Drink Table, $159.00 from Crate & Barrel
Rian Silver and White Spiral Drink Table
This silver style just might be the pick for those who like their cocktails — and their cocktail tables — with a twist! Add a touch of eclectic whimsy to your space with this swirly silhouette that’s sure to catch guests’ eyes from the moment they step into your living room.
Buy: Rian Silver and White Spiral Drink Table, $120.16 from Bellacor
Silver Hammered Metal Cala Drink Table
Searching for a sub-$100 option? I’ve got you covered with this hammered metal pick. This piece will add a pop of texture and a subtle hit of shine to any space and couldn’t be a better deal for trying out this trend before committing to multiples.
Buy: Silver Hammered Metal Cala Drink Table, $89.99 from World Market
Terri 22.25” Tall Pedestal End Table
A classic pedestal table is an excellent pick for the traditionalist. Featuring a wooden top and a turned leg on a circular base, this design pairs well with furniture pieces old and new.