A vital element when decorating your living room with a contemporary theme is your wall treatments. For this design style the colors can make or break the look - consider adding shades of browns and black or a sharp black and white look to the room. Try using a neutral color paint on the walls, or if you want something different go with a leather or suede wall covering.
When coming with design ideas for your living room, you just have to consider the brightness. A living room should be bright and have all the happy and bright colors visible. A bright room will not only attract members of the family, but it will also provide a memorable experience for whoever pays you a visit. A bright room will set the tone and mood for anything taking place, and you can also spice that up by adding some bright colored flowers, curtains and furniture that will suit it. In your design ideas, try as much to do away with dark and dull colors.
To give a concrete example, you could choose to keep a contemporary theme with plenty of black and white colors, modern materials,and a few pops of bright blue. With this in mind, a glass TV stand, a glossy black living room set, a chrome and glass coffee table and some bright blue accessories or modern art on the wall could look fantastic.