Candles in glass boxes - perfect combination of cozy and contemporary. Using flameless/electric candles for this would be a good idea to not have to worry about melting wax oozing into the bottom of the glass box and onto the other decorative objects
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.
string® - The timeless shelving system by the Swedish architect Nils Strinning is a truly minimalistic design icon. The super flexible string® system is equally well suited for the modern home and urban compact living as it is for offices.