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.
This vanity is actually an Ikea Hack - Kristen Kerr had her dad spray paint a plain white Ikea Malm dressing table a high gloss gray then paired it with a brass mirror from - from design sponge - Daily Home Decorations
Never been so fancy on white but here lately I'm obsessed with the idea for my closet/dressing/ spare room and add pops of color on the walls (since I can paint in my new apartment) or wall decor for accents .