Lighting is vital in any room and the living room is no exception. To match your contemporary design style, you need to look at light fixtures in terms of both style and type. The majority of living rooms can work with a table lamp combined with recessed lighting. When you will be incorporating a contemporary style, take a look at a chrome ceiling fixture with recessed lighting but steer clear of anything which is scrolly or fancy.
It can actually be extremely beneficial to vary texture, even when using natural woods and more traditional styles in your interior decor. Many can worry about matching too many natural materials and patterns, making a space look old-fashioned and uncoordinated.
Instead, balance it out with a mix of rich and subtle neutral shades of color, with perhaps just one or two pops of color in the rest of your furniture, such as a sunny yellow sofa or a few colorful ornaments on your oak bookshelf.