My room got smaller when we moved.
Our previous home was a single level with no basement so I placed my gear in our large(ish), open plan, 11' cathedral ceiling living room. However, the only time I could seriously listen there without disturbing the rest of the household, and them not disturbing me, was when I had the house to myself. Great room for sound, but a PITA to move speakers out and hang treatments for each listening session.
Current home has a finished basement so I set up in its largest room. No complaints on the size of footprint (20.125' x 12.67'), but I do hate the much lower ceiling (7.10'). I have been forced into a near-field setup - suspected cause being this low-ass ceiling.