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.
COCOCOZY: PARIS APARTMENT DESIGN PERFECTED - Living room in a Paris, France apartment. Decorative molding on walls and ceiling, carved fireplace, chandelier, and large gilt mirror. Love the nailhead trim charcoal gray sofas