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.
When I was three years old I begged my mom to teach me to play piano. I think I loved the idea of being able to make something beautiful. When she started teaching me to play my passion for music blossomed.