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.
Kitchen windows over the sink that opens. Another reason to make sure you have enough other storage space! No upper cabs = more room for these! This is amazing! A kitchen window over the sink is a total must!