For the modern contemporary living room furniture look, try dark brown or shiny black wood finish. Think of metals, glass and ceramics as accent pieces. Ornaments with leather sofas and sectionals and should be made of wood and metal. If your living room is especially small, think to have no sofa at all. Place armchairs, club chairs, lounge chairs and love seats in different sizes and talk around a focal point as a fireplace, TV or leather stool serves double duty as a coffee table. Use lots of pillows in different textures and colors. Display pop art on the walls.
For a tidy look, modern minimalist, all the attributes of modern contemporary living room furniture contain, but less of it. The minimalist movement cuts to the skeleton accessories, colors and furniture. Adding a varnished wood, a glass of vase with a light flower or a regular bowl of fruit or candy will soften sterile appearance and add interest. The goal is to have the room spotless, clear and look perfect.
Feng Shui is perfect for arranging contemporary living room furniture to achieve harmony through color, light, touch and motion. Take advantage of the five Feng Shui elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Represent wood through the green color, a popular color in modern furniture. For fire, use candles, fireplaces and lamps. Brown, yellow and beige are also fashionable in modern living furniture. Clay pots and statues, stone tiles and natural stone countertops can serve as earths.