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.
Houseplants are currently enjoying a bit of a moment, with fiddle leaf figs and succulents and mother-in-law's tongues turning up in rooms all over. But these spaces take it to the next level with a veritable jungle of greenery.
A doorway from a covered patio into a home. Everything about this semi outdoor space seems lovely to me. The arched glass door, the weathered gray deck flooring, the built in bench seating. The neutral color scheme and of course all of the natural light.