The round dining table set you choose should fit in with your current dining room aesthetic, as a dining table is the main piece of furniture and will pull a room together. Per Courtney McLeod, a modern dining table is good if you prefer a minimalist style, but it isn't the best option if you want to add character to a space. For character, a table designed in an antique style will fit cottage, farmhouse, and traditional décor schemes. Details like spindle legs and scrollwork carvings also accentuate an antique vibe, compared to contemporary table designs that usually feature a clean-lined look. If you do want a modern round dining table, a glass top is another way to achieve this. Glass will elevate a table instantly, though it can be difficult to keep clean.
The same thing goes for color. Though not always, certain colors are associated with specific décor styles. For example, if you want to create a farmhouse style, a table that's either light brown or has a whitewashed finish is the perfect choice. Distressing is almost always a key component of cottage and farmhouse styles, and light brown and white are the best colors to show distressing. If you want your round dining table set to feel regal, a glossy dark brown finish will have a baroque vibe ideal for larger dining rooms. However, darker colors can darken a room unnecessarily, so pair a dark table with a lighter rug for balance. Moreover, a mid-brown table is a good option if you think you may change things up in the future, as it can be both modern and traditional.
Some 60 inch round dining table sets feature extendable aspects that allow you to fit more people around a table. This is a good thing, but you need to keep in mind how the table will extend out. You might have measured and found you have enough space for a non-extended table, but an extended table requires space that you might not have accounted for. Consider too if you will need to move your table to extend it, i.e., if it's against a wall or in a corner. If in doubt, Rodney Lawrence recommends leaving 30-40 inches between a wall and your table for a centered look -- this may have to be adjusted for an extendable table.
In terms of longevity, a round dining table set made completely from solid wood will last the longest. However, solid wood can make a dining set more expensive and therefore not be in everybody's budget. If this isn't an issue for you, Darryl Carter says mahogany and oak wood are two of the best solid wood choices to look out for. As well as wood, the dining chairs in the set could also be upholstered. Polyester is a popular upholstery material and is highly durable. Some chairs have woven backs or seats, too. Whilst this can create a coastal look, rattan can sometimes become loose and create a disheveled look over a chic one. It also isn't the most comfortable material to sit on for a long period of time.