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Update Your Dining Room on a Budget: Top Picks for Every Price Point

dark wood farmhouse table with bench and four black chairs on top of a white rug

Americans have been spending more time at home, and homes are doing double duty! Dining rooms transform into classrooms for virtual learning, dens masquerade as home gyms, and the path between the kitchen and the couch has never seen so much traffic! Can you relate? 

Whether you're working from home, learning the ropes of your child's Zoom classroom, or simply trying to get through the next wave of the pandemic, you're likely spending a lot more time in your same old place, with your same old furniture. 

If you're bored to death with your dining room, it may be time for an upgrade – one that won't break the bank. At Weekends Only, we've got you covered.

We’ve selected some of our top picks at different budgets for the dining room makeover you’re looking for: 

See Dining Room Ideas Under $200 | Under $600 | Under $1200

Under-$200 Ideas for Updating Your Dining Room

Sometimes, all it takes is one change: a dining table that's a rustic rectangle instead of a plain-brown round. A bench instead of your grandmother's dining chairs. A new rug, a new lamp, or a new coat of paint for the wall. 

Dining Room Tables and Sets Under $200

Take a look at these inexpensive options, all of which you can find at Weekends Only.

Cross Ash Finish Round Dining Table

Cross Ash Round Budget Dining Table

If your style is modern and you have a small space to fill, you can't do much better than this Cross Ash Finish Round Dining Table. The color goes with just about any decor, and the unique legs make it a statement piece. Pair it with any chairs you like.

Clarion Sea White Round Drop Leaf Dining Table

Clarion Sea White Round Drop Leaf Dining Table

Is traditional more your style? We think the simplicity of this drop-leaf table is just gorgeous. Perfect for an eat-in kitchen, this Clarion Sea White Round table is the right price at the right time. 

Bronze Dining Table

Bronze Dining Table

For a rustic farmhouse or even industrial look, consider the antique bronze finish on this 30" round dining table. With the right chairs and the right rug, it can become a piece you'll want to show off. 

Max Counter Height Table

Max Counter Height Table

We also love this counter height transitional table that comes with a bit of added storage space.  

Dining Sets Under $200

Do you need a new dining set? Believe it or not, there are options under $200. These 3 pieces look great in just about any setting:

Ashley Woodanville 3 Piece Dining Set

Ashley Woodanville 3 Piece Dining Set

Our Ashley Woodanville 3 Piece Dining Room Set is a stylish way to add a quality, solid wood piece at a very affordable price. With contoured seating and a two tone finish, this dining set is perfect for smaller kitchens and dining areas.

Hammis Round Drop Leaf Dining Room 3 Piece Set

Hammis Round Drop Leaf Dining Room 3 Piece Set

For a contemporary look the Hammis Round Drop Leaf Dining Room 3 Piece Set packs a lot of style into a small price tag. With a dark brown finish and faux leather accents, this set is both functional and durable. It can add a touch of class to any dining room space.

Dining Room Benches Under $200

Did you know that when given a choice of dining sets, 60% of our customers choose a bench configuration over the traditional option of all chairs? We can't blame them. A bench can help you save space, fit extra people around the table, provide a safer option for small children, and give your dining room a cozier, more casual vibe. Here are a few options for your dining room, all under $200.

Tuscan Hills Bench

Tuscan Hills Bench

This Tuscan Hills Bench adds a bit of elegance to your table.

Shelter Cove Gray Brushed Bench

Shelter Cove Gray Brushed Bench

Check out this Shelter Cove Gray Brushed Bench for a piece that is simple and versatile enough to use in any room.

Anderson Medium Brown Industrial Counter Height Bench

Anderson Medium Brown Industrial Counter Height Bench

An industrial-style counter-height bench is perfect for snacking while you work on a laptop. We love the reclaimed wood look of the finish.

Steve Silver Caswell Gray Counter Height Bench

Silver Caswell Gray Counter Height Bench with Wood Frame and Cushioned Seat

Classic and traditional, this Caswell counter-height bench features nailhead trim.

Dining Room Storage Under $200

Good storage options at reasonable prices are easy to find at Weekends Only. 

Donna Distressed Wood Accent Table

Donna Distressed Wood Accent Table

This Donna Distressed Wood Accent table would look great in a transitional dining room.

Margo Accent Chest

Margo Accent Chest

For a more rustic home, this Margo Accent Chest can provide that extra bit of storage you need.

Accent Rugs Under $200

A rug can set the foundation for a room. It can bring out an accent color in a major way. It can also pull together the elements of your decor and set the style for the entire space.

We have rugs for under $200 that will make your dining room feel brand new! With so many budget rugs to choose from, you're bound to find one that will make a statement. 

5x7 Loft Modern Rug Blue

5x7 Loft Modern Rug Blue

Imagine this distressed patterned rug in your dining room. The beautiful blue and beige colors can bring a calming feel into a busy room.

Lima Gray Geo 5x8 Rug

Lima Gray Geo 5x8 Rug

 Are you in love with the popular tribal look? Bring it into your home with this neutral patterned rug, perfect for a Boho or Modern Farmhouse home. 

Gala Cream Multi 5x8 Rug

Gala Cream Multi 5x8 Rug

You might just love the colors and eye-catching pattern of this Gala Cream rug.

Decor and Lighting Under $200

Another easy way to add interest to a room that's become stale is to bring in a new piece of decor or different lighting. A mirror or new piece of artwork for your wall can give your dining room a new focal point. In some cases, the right addition can even make the room appear larger. 

Rosa Gold Floor Lamp

Rosa Gold Floor Lamp

Bringing in a new floor lamp, like this understated piece in rose gold, can also add that missing something to your dining room.

Charlie Traditional 3 Piece Table and Floor Lamp Set

Charlie Traditional 3 Piece Table and Floor Lamp Set

We even offer lamp sets like this traditional 3 piece to help you add matching lighting to a sideboard or buffet.

Under-$600 Ideas for Updating Your Dining Room

If you have a little more to spend and want to make a big impact at a reasonable price, we have plenty of options for you to choose from! Here are our top picks under $600.

Dining Room Tables and Sets Under $600

Mid-Century Modern Centair 5 Piece Dining Set in Brown

TMid-Century Modern Centair 5 Piece Dining Set in Brown

We love the Mid-Century Modern style, and when you're having drinks or playing cards around this Centair 5 piece dining set, you might just be transported back to the 60s. A classic is a classic, no matter what year it is.

Rusty Antique White 7 Piece Dining Table Set

Rusty Antique White 7 Piece Dining Table Set

If rustic farmhouse is more your speed, you'll adore this Antique White 7 piece dining set. It comes with a table big enough to seat the entire family and a few friends. 

Summer House White 5 Piece Round Dining Set

Summer House White 5 Piece Round Dining Set

Imagine having coffee at this lovely traditional table. The appropriately named Summer House set features a round pedestal table and 4 matching chairs. 

Ralene Rectangular Extendable 6 Piece Dining Set with Bench

Ralene Rectangular Extendable 6 Piece Dining Set with Bench

Our Ralene 6 piece dining set is simply beautiful and can match just about any decor. With a dark coffee brown finish and versatile seating, this piece expands when you need it and will really help to upgrade your home.

If you're in the market for a table without chairs, consider these choices: 

Maddox Brown Dining Table

Maddox Brown Dining Table

This modern stunner for a beyond-chic home: Maddox dining table.

Kali Dining Table Isla Sunset/Mahogany

Kali Dining Table Isla Sunset/Mahogany

The Kali dining table in Mahogany with a live edge and style for days. 

Westport Gray Double Pedestal Table

Westport Gray Double Pedestal Table

This rustic, yet elegant farmhouse dining table, the Westport, in creamy beige with a light, natural finish on the tabletop.

Greystone Counter Height Table Brown Linen Marble

Greystone Counter Height Table Brown Linen Marble

Love marble? You'll swoon when you see this Greystone table. We love its clean lines and contrasting black finish.

Dining Room Seating Under $600

Constant wear and tear can often impact chairs more quickly than the table, as many parents can attest. If there is still a lot of life left in your dining room table, perhaps a simple refresh of your chairs can help revamp your room. Simply switching the style of chair can make the entire room feel different. Here are some of our top choices for seating under $600.

Colfax Set of 2 Stone Chairs

Colfax Set of 2 Stone Chairs

Modern, yet approachable, these Colfax chairs can dress up your dining table in no time!

Carlyle Crossing Pine Set of 2 Chairs

Carlyle Crossing Pine Set of 2 Chairs

Carlyle Crossing offers a number of seating options, as well as tables, all in the same rustic style. These chairs would look great in your farmhouse home. 

Chesapeake Set of 2 Brushed Black Splat Back Arm Chair

Chesapeake Set of 2 Brushed Black Splat Back Arm Chair

If you want a classy, traditional option, these Chesapeake chairs will make your dining room look and feel like a million bucks.

Saddle Counter Stool Gray

Saddle Counter Stool Gray

Another option for dining room or kitchen seating is the versatile Saddle Stool. Trust us, it will go with anything.

Accent Rugs Under $600

At the $600 or less price range, we have several 8x10 rugs that will anchor your dining room and give it more style than you imagined possible! Just look at these:

Harmony Steele 8X10 Rug

Harmony Steele 8X10 Rug

Harmony Steele, a modern rug in shades of gray.

Antique Blue 8X10 Rug

Antique Blue 8X10 Rug

 Antique Blue gives you velvety softness in a muted, traditional style.

Sideboards and Storage Pieces Under $600

Do you need more storage in your dining room? Room for school supplies, work files, or extra dishes? We thought so. When you buy a sideboard or serving piece, you add so much more than extra storage.

Kali Sideboard Isla Sunset/Mahogany

Kali Sideboard Isla Sunset/Mahogany

A Kali Sideboard for the modern home adds style and a quality piece of furniture that will enhance your home for years to come.

Bolanburg White Farmhouse Server

Bolanburg White Farmhouse Server

This Bolanburg Server in a charming antique white finish can become the centerpiece in your farmhouse home.

For more traditional options, like the Lynnea Server, or contemporary options, like the Ralene Espresso Server, browse our site. There's plenty more to discover.

Under-$1200 Ideas for Updating Your Dining Room

If you want a fresh new look for your dining room and have a bigger budget, you can find larger, quality dining sets, buffets, rugs, and more that will make staying in for dinner feel like a luxury.

Dining Room Tables and Sets Under $1200

Grady Rectangular Extendable 9 Piece Dining Set

Rectangular Extendable 9 Piece Dining Set Wood Table and Wood Framed Chairs with White Cushioned Seats and Backing

A timeless, clean design like the Grady Dining Set can give your dining room a sense of understated luxury. The dusky cocoa brown finish and fresh linen look of the chairs provides just the right amount of comfort and just the right amount of style. 

Moriville 7 Piece Extendable Counter Height Dining Set

Moriville 7 Piece Extendable Counter Height Dining Set

Our Moriville is a more rustic counter height dining set perfect for a large, upscale kitchen or dining room. 

Caswell Gray 7 Piece Square Counter Height Dining Set

Caswell Gray 7 Piece Square Counter Height Dining Set

The Caswell is another counter height dining set in gray for a more formal, traditional home.

Orchard Park Extendable 7 Piece Counter Height Dining Set

Orchard Park Extendable 7 Piece Counter Height Dining Set

The Orchard Park Dining Set works with various styles, from contemporary to farmhouse. Perfect for entertaining, it's expandable and versatile. You might just love it.

If a new dining room table is all you need, we offer a few solid, well-made pieces that can give you and your family a place to gather for years to come, like this traditional Dark Oak Double Pedestal Table or this modern Oxford Table Top

Sideboards and Storage Pieces Under $1200

A server, hutch, or buffet can give your dining room the final piece it needs to go from boring to stunning. From this modern Oxford Server to this classic Americana Artisan Prairie piece, Weekends Only has it all. 

Oxford Server Gray

Oxford Server Gray

Liberty Artisan Prairie Brown/Aged Gray Hutch & Buffet

Liberty Artisan Prairie Brown/Aged Gray Hutch & Buffet

Count on Weekends Only to Give You Beautiful Choices for Your Home at Budget-Friendly Prices

If you need more inspiration, or if you want to browse our vast collection of budget-friendly furniture, rely on a Weekends Only team member to help! We're happy to give you suggestions for each room in your home -- suggestions that will fit your lifestyle and budget. Browse online, or visit one of our stores. We can't wait to find you a dining set your family will love!