Dining Room Ideas

In praise of the oval dining table, we’ve found the best ones available in Australia

Why you should be thinking outside the…rectangle.

We’re big fans of oval dining tables. They offer the best of both worlds, incorporating the key features of a rectangular dining table with the elongated, curvy aesthetics of a round dining table. There’s plenty to love about this often-overlooked gem – space to stretch out, set up a laptop at one end or squeeze an extra body along the side when friends drop in. There’s also the undeniable elegance of a rounded edge to soften a space filled with corners on sideboards and kitchen islands.

When considering the dining room layout, an oval dining table cleverly uses the available space because it’s longer than it is wide, yet tends to be more compact and streamlined than a conventional rectangular dining table. It’s a great choice when space is at a premium because dining chairs tend to hug the oval shape more closely, making for intimate dinners with guests sitting closer together – both when the table is full or when just two or four diners are seated.

Even in a busy family home with an open plan kitchen, living or dining layout can use fewer sharp corners to run into. Plus, with this design, you can get away with a decent length without the bulk of the squared-off silhouette. 

Do oval dining tables suit any style of home?

It’s always a good idea to incorporate curves in your interior design where possible, and oval shapes can sit well in any style of home. Classic for a mid-century modern interior, they continue to lend a contemporary edge to interiors, but make for a refreshing change in shape.

Ready to add the popular oval dining table to your home dining experience? We’ve searched high and low (online) and rounded up the best oval dining tables to shop in Australia below.

2024’s TOP OVAL DINING TABLES

  1. Brighton Oval dining table, $849, Castlery (here’s why)
  2. Galaxy oval dining table in Oak, $2999, Lounge Lovers (here’s why)
  3. Marty wooden dining table in Natural, $1899 (usually $2245), Interior Secrets (here’s why)


The best oval dining tables in Australia 2024

01

Brighton Oval dining table

$849, Castlery

Crafted for those who love to host a feast at home, this oval dining table from Castlery features a glamourous mid-century modern design with its splayed legs and rich oval walnut tabletop.

“We recently purchased an oval dining table, and it is absolutely amazing. The quality is outstanding, easy to put together, quick delivery and service. This table fits perfectly with our design, is very spacious, and can easily fit six people,” commented a five-star reviewer.

Materials: Table top: engineered wood with walnut veneer, base and frame: solid rubberwood

Key features:

  • Walnut veneer tabletop
  • Solid wood legs
  • Rounded oval design

02

Galaxy oval dining table in Oak

$2999, Lounge Lovers

Made from high-quality kiln-fried solid oak, this oval dining table is designed for the modern home. The showstopper has to be the crisscrossed dining legs, paired with its natural grain and texture, exuding rustic country charm.

Colours: Oak, Black

Materials: Oak veneer top with solid oak border, solid oak legs

Key features:

  • Handcrafted oak
  • Crisscrossed leg design
  • Seats 6-8

03

Marty wooden dining table in Natural

$1899 (usually $2245), Interior Secrets

With statement slat-detailed pillar legs, this oval dining table from Interior Secrets will look great in any coastal-themed abode. Comfortably sitting up to eight guests, it’s a great pick for larger families or those who just love a larger dining table.

Colours: Natural, Walnut, Black

Materials: Engineered wood, natural veneer construction

Key features:

  • Statement legs design
  • Available in 3 different finishes
  • Seats 6-8

04

Sade dining table in Putty

$1199, Temple & Webster

Also available in a bold terracotta hue, the Sade dining table from Temple & Webster is undoubtedly a statement piece in any dining room. Carefully crafted from MDF with a painted finish, it’s the perfect dining table for family meals, dinner parties and more. It seats six guests comfortably.

Colours: Putty, Citrus

Materials: MDF

Key features:

  • Painted finish
  • Available in 2 colours
  • Seats 6 guests

05

Elara dining table in Black

$1949, Temple & Webster

A celebration of curves! The Elara dining table is a gorgeous oval pick inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics. It is constructed from American oak wood and A-grade plywood, but our attention is on the stunning arched legs, which are sturdy yet stylish.

Colours: Black, Natural

Materials: American oak wood, A-grade plywood

Key features:

  • American oak wood construction
  • Available in 2 colours
  • Seats 6 guests

06

Krave Home Mailen dining table in Brown

$1949, RJ Living

Introducing your new centrepiece within the home: the Mailen dining table from Krave Home. With table legs in varying diameters and a dark wooden finish, it’s sure to wow guests at your next dinner party.

Materials: Ash wood and Ash veneer

Key features:

  • Ash wood and ash veneer construction
  • Varying leg diameters
  • Crafted with E0 manufactured wood with low formaldehyde emissions

07

Annalise extension dining table in White

$1599 (usually $2399), Early Settler

A round dining table for everyday meals or a grand oval dining table for special occasions, this extendable dining table from Early Settler is perfect for those who host occasionally. It extends to almost three metres in length (from 124cm) and is crafted from Acacia wood.

Materials: Acacia wood

Key features:

  • Extendable dining table
  • Extends from 124cm to 326cm

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