To add drama and depth, work on painting one wall a deep, intense tone - this gives it the impression of being further away along with adding an unusual charm. Pale colors will recede, therefore making the room seem larger and blueish gray is a great decorative paint color for a small room. But then if that sounds too colorless, dont despair cool colors like blues, greens and purples also recede so you can use your beautiful shades without making the room appear small sized.
For contemporary dining rooms, suggestions would be chairs with thicker padding and covers including leather, suede, or synthetic materials, as these chairs look great with dark wood or clear glass tables. Another option for contemporary dining chairs would be benches or booth-style seating.