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.
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.