Combining the feel of a low-slung Moroccan tent with clean, classic polish, this den is a veritable haven, providing a soft spot in which to curl up and escape the harsh winter temps. Decorating Editor Anne Turner Carroll shares decorating tricks and tips she used in her own small space makeover. Every family needs at least one room where they can kick back and relax. High-gloss flooring such as polished concrete or shiny hardwood complement a contemporary den. Looking for small space living room ideas? How to Design a Contemporary Den Walls and Windows. Make a large contemporary den feel cozy with darker-colored walls in rich brown, steel gray or deep... Floors and Lighting. A neutral palette featuring a variety of tones gives the space an approachable dose of warmth.