Oval is not a shape many gravitate to. Some love it, but then some really hate it. It's not really one of those take it or leave it shapes. I know, it's a shape I'm talking about here. But I'm into shapes, and this oval shape is a pretty awesome one for a dining room table!
Why? Because it has curved corners to ease tight spots and with a pedestal base can squeeze extra people in! It's something to think about, not to mention how nice it really can look. Take a scroll through these great examples. And if you're in the market for a new table, this is a shape to consider.