This is a nice-looking living room with smaller rug. Perhaps the key is to frame the rug with sofas / sofa and armchair combo / sofa and the window. And another trick is to fill up the room so the size doesn't look awkward.
Magnificent Scandinavian Style Interior Design : Interesting Scandinavian Style Interior Design Living Room Decorating With Black White Wall Painting And Sofa Table Cushions Feats Lamp Also Wooden Flooring Space
The gorgeous black and white photography, textural bits like a furry ottoman, and sculptural furniture like a footed table offer enough intrigue to last a lifetime. A pattern rug or throw pillow could easily kill the airy, artistic mood.