Every desert modern room demands a wood accent for a rustic touch that recalls the dusty desert scene. Consider a burl-wood coffee table, a live-edge dining table, a walnut sideboard, a carved wooden stool… or whatever wooden find you’re drawn to!
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.