A single element can elevate even the most outdated of spaces. We're loving the juxtaposition of the modernized picnic table, set against the rustic details of this cozy spot. Bonus points for the clever arrangement of decorative accents on the fireplace mantel.
Extra lighting is always a good idea, especially when it comes to tiny spaces that skew towards a more contemporary aesthetic. Complement the decor with a cozy floor piece and rich textures, to downplay the intensity of a modern look.