Deciding the number of people you would like to seat at a dining table is important before you decide on it’s size. It is also very important to consider the size of the table in the space. The table should be to scale and proportion in reference to the size of the dining room. If the shape of the dining room is rectangular you should consider a rectangular or oval dining table and if the room is square a round or square table will work best.
Round dinig tables that are 66″ – 72″ in diameter will seat 8 people. Rectangular dining table that are 96″ long will also seat 8 people. Here are some images that illustrate a round and a rectangular dining table that will seat eight people.