Creating a contemporary living room involves the use of neutral colors, simple styles and practicality. Lighting and technology should remain simple and as free of clutter as possible. Natural fabrics, such as linen and cotton, add to the comfort and appeal of a contemporary living space.
Possible color palettes for a contemporary living room include white walls and black furniture or a monochromatic scheme of grays or beiges. Using a few bold colors in a room creates a contemporary look.
Contemporary furniture boasts clean lines, light woods and integration of chrome or glass. Less is more in terms of amount of furniture in a contemporary space. Decorators should incorporate only what is needed and use storage units to hide clutter and store media. Hardwood or tile floors work well in this setting, with a minimalist area rug for comfort and visual effect.