An important decorating area that you must work on when decorating your room are your walls. You can make even the plainest walls look nice by incorporating great wall art and decorative accessories. Try adding simple plain artwork tribal masks or abstract art to your living room walls to highlight the modern feel of your contemporary theme.
The main way to make sure that your furniture works well together is to ensure that there is a common 'theme' running through each and every item that is in a particular space. The theme can be color texture style period of construction or something entirely different.
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.