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I'm a shopping writer, and I can't believe these side tables are from T.J.Maxx instead of a luxury retailer

They might look expensive, but they start at just $40 — and there's something to suit all tastes.

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These gorgeous side tables only look expensive. (T.J.Maxx)

I moved into a new house a few months ago, and I'm still looking for more furniture to fill my space. Well, I think I might find some pieces in what — for me, at least — is an unassuming place: T.J.Maxx. Until recently, I'd mostly thought of the retailer as an affordable clothing superstore, but then I came across a TikTok video featuring their designer-looking side and end tables. Out of curiosity, I headed over to their website to check them out, and was surprisingly impressed: the selection looked like it was curated from a high-end design store. That said, the prices start at a mere $40, so if you're looking to elevate the look of your home without breaking the bank, T.J.Maxx is worth browsing.

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Here are the side tables I'm eyeing. They run the gamut from modern to traditional and everything in between. Help me choose?

Just $75 for this marble-topped knockout? I'll take two! I love that its traditional silhouette has that little cut-out toward the bottom to give it a bit more flair, and the wood looks so high-end. 

$75 at T.J.Maxx

You can never have too many places for stashing small things, which is why I love a side table with a drawer. The fluted design and arched shape make this beauty look so much more expensive than it is. 

$130 at T.J.Maxx

This sturdy cylindrical side table is a natural spot for a cute lamp — and its ridged sides look so cool. 

$100 at T.J.Maxx

If you prefer a more classic design, you can't go wrong with this lovely piece. The marble and wood combo is always a winner in my book. 

$80 at T.J.Maxx

Minimalist doesn't have to mean boring, as evidenced by this wooden stunner. The curved corners give it a more upscale appearance, as does the blocked design.

$130 at T.J.Maxx

Black and white never goes out of style, and this timeless table will set you back just $40. The chic mosaic top is just begging for a vase of flowers. 

$40 at T.J.Maxx

Love a conversation piece? Look no further. This solid wood beauty is unique enough to catch a visitor's eye without being too over the top. 

$120 at T.J.Maxx

I do love a gold moment, and this metal and marble marvel has just the right amount of pizzazz without being too flashy. So sleek!

$130 at T.J.Maxx

How cute would this solid wood table be as a nightstand? The drawer could hold odds and ends like your glasses and TV remote, while the lower shelf offers additional storage space. 

$80 at T.J.Maxx

Last but not least, this fluted table is sure to appeal to anyone with more modern taste. It's simple, elegant, and priced just right. 

$100 at T.J.Maxx