It is a great option to be able to have a dining table that accommodates a gathering of family and friends so that you can enjoy a meal together in comfort and style.

From a design perspective, an oval dining table tends to offer a lot more options compared to a round, rectangular, or square design. The oval shape lends itself to keeping the overall look and feel of a room as light and airy as possible while providing a practical solution to seating everyone for a meal, be it homemade or parceled from Swiggy.

If you are trying to work out whether an oval dining table could be the right choice for your home and needs, here is a look at the pros and cons of opting for this shape when furnishing your dining room or kitchen.

Some ground rules remain the same

Regardless of the shape of the table that you finally choose there are a number of practical aspects relating to dining table design that tend to remain constant if you want to get the best out of your dining table investment.

You should always allow a minimum clearance of about 36 inches when it comes to wall and furniture clearance.

If you are placing the table in what could be classed as a high-traffic area, like the kitchen, for instance, that clearance number should be more in the region of 60 inches.

You should also think about how many people you intend to seat around the table on a regular basis and give them at least 24 inches of clearance for elbow room and comfort.

Working on those general ground rules, let’s now take a look at what is so good about an oval design for your dining table.

An oval table design works well when placed in an area that is tighter and a bit more restricted than you would like. It allows you to keep a feeling of airiness in the room and gives a better flow of movement compared to a square or rectangular table.

Another positive aspect of the oval design is that it delivers a much softer aesthetic appeal just like the neon lights.

The oval shape also lends itself to a more collaborative vibe when everyone is sitting around a dining table where it is easier to see and talk to people who are not just sitting opposite you.

It is also worth noting that an oval table doesn’t have any sharp edges. That can be a big plus point if children are moving around the dining area.

On the downside, if you are looking for a more formal dining option the oval dining table doesn’t always deliver that same sort of statement that a square or rectangular-shaped dining table can.

You might also struggle to find a choice of tablecloths that fit an oval table compared to the ones available for a square version. However, it should be said that the positives outweigh the negatives when you consider what an oval dining table has to offer.

If you are thinking of upgrading your dining options will an oval dining table prove to be the perfect solution?