It is a myth that contemporary living room décor is about minimalist and rather unornamented space, but the truth is that wall art blesses many of the contemporary decorative approaches. Using pictures in the living room as the focal point or the decorative accents will extend the living room palette or the theme. The creative approach for framing, layout, and then combining the pictures gives a more contemporary style.
The contemporary living room could feature a diversity of pictures and wall art. Large format oil painting with the subject matter of abstract or stylized works awesome, especially on a mantel or across the couch and in case you have a fireplace then over it.
You can also use bold photographs, which will add some biographical information to the room.
Create a gallery of interesting places you have visited or vacationed at.
Contemporary ideas of picture extend to the found art, too, so you can incorporate cool packaging, rusted tin sign, framed swatches of the fabric, etc.
There are different types of layout for the pictures in a contemporary living room style.
Group small thematic pieces in matching frames.
Try hanging of three pictures triptych style.
Four pictures in square shape.
Group them together.
Bohemian Modern Look:
The very close grouping of the eclectic pieces can be both framed and unframed, and there is little or no margin in between.
painting suspended by fishing wire from the ceiling or propped against the wall.
If the living room has a narrow wall, then stick on the vertical space by stacking smaller pictures vertically.
In the contemporary room, it has furnishings, etc., with sleek angles and clean lines, and gloss finishes. Extend this look to the picture frames.
Black lacquered frames will give a gallery look.
Light the pictures with miniature spotlights.
For an industrial look, use steel or chrome frames around pictures.
If Bohemian look, then mix different finishes and styles of the frames.