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.
One of the common areas to place the pieces is underneath the coffee table and in front of the couch. If you do use this scenario, all four table legs should fit on the rug and not on the ends. It should have enough length that there will be room on all four ends. It looks very tacky to have table legs placed at the end of all four corners.
Whilst maintaining themes throughout your space, make sure that you do not add too many, and also that there are not too many dominant pieces in any given space. By their very nature, the quality of a natural wood finish can be very alluring and eye-catching, so avoid using tons of this material everywhere.