Why and How to Buy an Oval Dining Table

An oval dining table together with a rectangular table is the most frequently purchased table to complement a dining room. Dining is very often a social activity attended by a group of people, which can be as small as a nuclear family or as large as an extended family together with relatives, friends, and guests.

Oval Dining Table

Modern Oval Dining Table

Modern Oval Dining Table By Pinterest.com
Modern Oval Dining Table By Pinterest.com

Because of the social nature of this activity, dining often requires a rather large dining table and a sufficient set of dining chairs that surround it. Oval and rectangle are the most favored shapes for a dining table due to their extended length, allowing the table to be large enough without cramping the dining room space.

Laminated Oval Dining Table With Leather Stool

Laminated Oval Dining Table With Leather Stool By Plourdefurniturecompany.com
Laminated Oval Dining Table With Leather Stool By Plourdefurniturecompany.com

Here you will learn about the reasons why you should buy an oval table for your dining room and about two things that you should consider when buying an oval dining table.

Reasons to Buy an Oval Dining Table?

White Tulip Oval Dining Table Marble Top

White Tulip Oval Dining Table Marble Top By Inmod.com
White Tulip Oval Dining Table Marble Top By Inmod.com

There are obviously specific reasons why people decide to buy an oval dining table. If you are currently deciding whether to choose an oval table for your dining room, the following is the list of the most common reasons why people choose an oval table for their dining room.

1. More Flexible Arrangement

White Marble Top Oval Dining Table Golden Iron Base

White Marble Top Oval Dining Table Golden Iron Base By Westelm.com
White Marble Top Oval Dining Table Golden Iron Base By Westelm.com

A square or round dining table is mostly a democratic table due to the absence of longer side. When you host a dinner attended by your guests, you will be at the same level as the rest of the guests. Even putting an end chair amidst the group of side chairs that surround such table is considered weird and unusual because a square or a round dining table is not designed to bestow an authoritative right to any of its users.

Modern Oval Dining Table Curves Base

Modern Oval Dining Table Curves Base By Glassdomain.co.uk
Modern Oval Dining Table Curves Base By Glassdomain.co.uk

A rectangular dining table, on the other hand, is designed to give authority to anyone who sits on its end chair, who is usually the host. There is no way to make this dining table as democratic as its round and square counterparts. An oval dining table is considered the most flexible in how it is arranged.

Oval Dining Table Solid Wood Black Base

Oval Dining Table Solid Wood Black Base By Tomfaulkner.co.uk
Oval Dining Table Solid Wood Black Base By Tomfaulkner.co.uk

Because it is longer than it is wider, putting an armed end chair on one of its narrower curves will make it similar to a rectangular table. Nevertheless, it is also possible for you to make it a democratic dining table. Due to the absence of corners, the distinction between its shorter curves and longer ones is rather diminished. If you put only side chairs around it, it will become a table that positions all of its users at the same level.

Modern Style Oval Dining Table With Chairs Set

Modern Style Oval Dining Table With Chairs Set By Furnituresuperstonerenm.com
Modern Style Oval Dining Table With Chairs Set By Furnituresuperstonerenm.com

Nevertheless, it is also possible for you to make it a democratic dining table. Due to the absence of corners, the distinction between its shorter curves and longer ones is rather diminished. If you put only side chairs around it, it will become a table that positions all of its users at the same level.

2. Safer for Kids and Elderly People

Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table With Blue Chairs Set

Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table With Blue Chairs Set By Amazon.com
Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table With Blue Chairs Set By Amazon.com

Dining injuries—usually the worst—most often occur due to the sharp corners of a square or rectangular table. When people, especially children and senior people, try to walk around the table to find their place, the sharp corners often stand in the way, making cruising a perilous task for those often clumsy people. The worst accident may occur if their feet are tripped and their head hits the sharp corner.

Contemporary Oval Dining Table White Top Idea

Contemporary Oval Dining Table White Top Ideas By Gomodern.co.uk
Contemporary Oval Dining Table White Top Ideas By Gomodern.co.uk

If you live with children and/or elderly people, you may want to avoid using a dining table with corners. An oval dining table, like around dining table, doesn’t have corners, so it is less likely to cause injurious accidents than a square or rectangular table. You don’t need to cover the corners with anything soft to make sure that your children are safe from potential injuries. The absence of corners also makes traffic around it smoother, easier, and ultimately safer for children and elderly people.

3. Suitable for All Dining Rooms

Oval Dining Table White Marble Top Fabric Chairs Set With Sofa Connected Living Room For Small Space

Oval Dining Table White Marble Top Fabric Chairs Set With Sofa Connected Living Room For Small Space Roomandboard.com
Oval Dining Table White Marble Top Fabric Chairs Set With Sofa Connected Living Room For Small Space Roomandboard.com

Regardless of the shape, dimension, and size of your dining room, an oval dining table will always look great in it. The shape of this table will always match the profile of your dining room. There is one clear reason for that. When you choose a square or a round dining table, you will have a table that is as long as it is wide. This absence of length variety may prevent the table from being aesthetically pleasing when being placed at a particular dining room with a particular profile.

Oval Dining Table Laminated Wood Top With White Stools Set

Oval Dining Table Laminated Wood Top With White Stools Set By Pinterest.com
Oval Dining Table Laminated Wood Top With White Stools Set By Pinterest.com

A round or square dining table is more often used in a dining room with limited space or a square-shaped dining room. An oval dining table, like a rectangular table, has a longer side. If it is placed in a room that is square shaped, it will look nice because of how a dining table and dining chairs are usually arranged. This dining table also matches well the profile of a large or small dining room, provided that the table is of the right size to ensure smooth traffic.

 4. It Accommodates More People

Oval Dining Table 6 Seater

Oval Dining Table 6 Seater By Pinterest.com
Oval Dining Table 6 Seater By Pinterest.com

A round or square table is more suitable for a smaller number of users. A rectangular or oval dining table, on the other hand, is designed to accommodate more people depending on how long it is. Between the two long dining tables, however, an oval table is considered more Accommodating.

White Oval Shape Dining Table

White Oval Shape Dining Table By Danetti.com
White Oval Shape Dining Table By Danetti.com

If you use a rectangular dining table, all of its four sides can be reserved for people who use it; however, no one can sit at any of the four corners of the table because of a reason that is quite obvious. An oval table has no corner, so its entire circumference is suitable for accommodating people. Unlike a rectangular table, an oval table has no awkward spot that disallows people to occupy it.

How to Buy an Oval Dining Table

1. Measurement

Four Seater Dining Room Oval Table Glass Top

Four Seater Dining Room Oval Table Glass Top By Aliquidationcentre.com
Four Seater Dining Room Oval Table Glass Top By Aliquidationcentre.com

Be sure to choose the right table with the right measurement. You should pay attention to the size of your dining room and then choose an oval dining table that is not too cumbersome for the room to accommodate. The most common width of an oval table is 30 inches. Its length is measured in feet and is determined by how many people will use it. A 2-seater dining table should be 2 feet long, a 4-seater table should be 4 feet long, and so on.

Small Oval Dining Table With Six Seater

Small Oval Dining Table With Six Seater By Pinterest.com
Small Oval Dining Table With Six Seater By Pinterest.com

2. Room Atmosphere 

Aesthetically, an oval dining table with its zero corners is designed to create a soft atmosphere in your dining room. Choose this dining table only if you want to shower your dining room with the elements of softness, such as low natural light and muted decorations.

Cozy Oval Dining Table

Cozy Oval Dining Table By Pinterest.com
Cozy Oval Dining Table By Pinterest.com

Leave a Comment

Web Analytics Made
Easy - StatCounter