The first thing that you will need to do is to select the sizes of the rugs. You may want the same sizes and then you may not. This is a personal choice that you have to decide on for your home décor.
This is not to say that all items need to be made in the same period have the same texture or be of the same color but instead that you should stick with a few themes and make sure that one or two are reflected in each and every piece of furniture that you have in your living room.
Lighting is vital in any room and the living room is no exception. To match your contemporary design style you need to look at light fixtures in terms of both style and type. The majority of living rooms can work with a table lamp combined with recessed lighting. When you will be incorporating a contemporary style take a look at a chrome ceiling fixture with recessed lighting but steer clear of anything which is scrolly or fancy.