The trick to decorating is determining the look you desire to portray for your home. You may choose a modern look or more traditional look. Or you may want to create a country-style decor for your home. Whatever that desired look is then decorating around it will become easy fun as well as exciting. You may also want to keep in mind that decorating is not only about the look of your home but also comfort that you can create for your living space. You can start your decorating motif skills and ideas with any room in your house and build around it.
Similarly the right ottoman can be used as a foot rest storage unit and coffee table. Decorating your living room space should be a fun experience.
Decorative accessories are another important piece in pulling your contemporary look together. Concentrate on getting wall art and pillows that match your contemporary design style. For accent pieces you want the lines to be clean and avoid a lot of clutter. Be certain to add in loads of plain bowls with fruit as well as simple linear floral arrangements and you might even try some black and white photography to get a professional look for your living room. Additional touches such as vintage art deco accessories can help setup your room with a polished decorative appeal but don't go overboard because with the contemporary look less is better.