The first thing to consider when choosing a table, even before its actual size, is **the number of seats we need**.

Once we have identified the number of diners that our table will have to accommodate, we must consider that each guest needs at least 50 – 60 cm of space in width and 40 cm in depth to be able to comfortably sit at the table.

Therefore, **the measurements of a table for six people should be approximately 120-140 cm by 80 cm**. If, on the other hand, we opted f**or a table that can accommodate 8 people, we would need one of 160-200 cm by 80 cm**.

As for a square table, 120 cm per side would be sufficient to accommodate 8 people without any problems.

Many believe that **the round shape of the table** is the best for making use of the space on the top. In fact, **a 120 cm diameter table can comfortably accommodate 4 to 5 people**.

In general, considering the dimensions of a rectangular table for 6 people (120×80 cm) and the space occupied by the chairs with seated diners, i.e. about 50 cm on each side, **the overall size of the table and chairs is about 220×180 cm**.