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.
paint inside or outside of our cabinets? DIY - Colored Kitchen Cabinets Interiors using Sea Swell by Valspar Paint. Always think of outsides. What a nice way to change inside of cabinets with pop of color