10 Small Space-Friendly Dining Room and Kitchen Furniture Finds from Walmart Under $500

published Apr 13, 2023
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Perhaps you’ve visited friends or have gone apartment hunting in an over-populated city, and you’ve consequently seen a studio big enough for a bed … and not much else. It’s enough to make you feel grateful if you have the extra space for some additional furniture, like maybe some living room seating and — dare I say it — a dining table. Dining furniture is usually considered last when outfitting a tiny apartment, yet it’s arguably the most effective at making a place truly feel like home. And don’t worry: There are plenty of small-space dining room finds out there, and one of the best purveyors of those pieces is Walmart. The budget-friendly retailer carries items in virtually every style, and all at reasonable prices. Still skeptical? Just take a peek at 10 of our favorite picks under $500 below, and don’t be shocked if you find that you want to add them all to your cart.

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This set of dining chairs is also categorized as mid-century modern design, but we think it looks a touch more contemporary for those seeking a trendier look. Light-colored rattan and upholstered fabric contrast nicely against the chairs' matte-black frames. At under $200, they might seem to good to be true, but we promise they deliver.

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We love how narrow this bar cart is. When you're not using it, you can easily slide it between furniture or maybe even into a storage closet to free up some floor space. (We also understand if you want to keep it on display at all times.) After all, the cart's gold-toned frame and glass shelves are exceptionally pretty.

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was $375.00

Maybe you don't have space for a full-fledged rectangular dining table, but we bet you can fit this round one somewhere near your kitchen. Whether you use it as a breakfast nook or to host intimate dinners, this streamlined Gap Home piece will weather it all. Its sturdy criss-cross metal legs and wooden surface promise not to waver.

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It's nice to keep a sideboard in the dining room so you can grab an extra glass or dish when needed, but if you're short on floor space, this console table is the next best thing. Its chic rattan doors conceal two roomy drawers, which are perfect for holding silverware, linens, and more. You also get plenty of storage room underneath the table, too.

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Although these modern bar stools aren't made of real leather, their fabric basically looks like the real thing and holds up great, too. Walmart customers also love how easy the stools are to put together and keep clean. What's more, you can recline back in these and sit in a relaxed position, which can't be said of many backless or upright alternatives out there.

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You likely won't be able to seat four people at once and eat a full-course meal around this cute little dining set, but it would make a great spot for coffee, tea, or dessert. The set's design errs on the traditional side, but the table's glass surface keeps it looking fresh. The soft, curved chairs are also plenty comfortable for long breakfasts.

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Have you ever seen a bar set this bougie for only $120? Neither have we. Its gold-toned metal frame and marble-inspired surface create a luxe aesthetic — plus, you get lots of rungs on both the stools and table so your legs don't dangle awkwardly. And, in case you didn't notice, yes, that's a built-in wine rack under the tabletop.

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A dining bench such as this one is a great way to mix things up seating-wise, especially if you have small children. This particular bench looks especially cozy thanks to its warm wooden frame and beige upholstered seat. Additionally, it's so easy to bring from one room to another whenever you need an extra seat. If you prefer timeless silhouettes, this is the piece to grab.

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was $164.83

If you have energetic pets or children, a rolling bar cart might be dangerous. But not to worry — you can achieve the same glamorous appearance with this metallic side table, which was designed to hold your bottles, glassware, ice bucket, and other bar accessories. Although the table has two glass surfaces, its sturdy base makes this piece less of a hazard for lively households.

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was $558.95

Depending on where you shop, a typical dining set can cost you upwards of a grand, so this one is a steal at just half that. The set comes with a mid-century modern table and four matching chairs that sport soft, upholstered seats. It's also not too often that you find a rectangular table that's this compact, but this one manages to pull it off — and quite fashionably, we might add.