Attaining a contemporary look for your dining room requires your creativity. After all, it is still you who will decide as to what furniture and colors to use. But it doesn't necessarily mean that you will need to buy new furniture. It once again relies on how you will use your initiative to attain a contemporary dining room.
Contemporary design uses clean lines and curves. In this type of design, clutter is being avoided. The use of open spaces is also applied. Designing your dining room with this contemporary touch will surely bring your home to the higher level in terms of aesthetic. In contemporary design, the use of natural and mand-made materials is being combined creating a sleek, trendy but natural touch.
Instead of trying to light your dining area by using only a single source of light, illuminate it using various sources. Having different types of lights in your dining area can also serve as additional decors to your dining area. Also, when you have a single chandelier or overhead lighting as a source of light, it could be too bright making it uncomfortable. So, avoid creating a glare by using multiple layers of light.