Most expensive thing in the bedroom - a rug?
I'm still hunting nightstands, and have also started to hunt rugs for our bedroom. Here is a moodboard with the bed (Crate n Barrell, Linea bed, king) and paint color (Ben Moore, Pale Oak) and hardwoods (white oak, oil based poly). I pasted in a possible night stand ... It isn't the contemporary / industrial vibe I want, but it's reasonably pleasing to DH (likes traditional stuff) while still having clean lines.
So, the rug is from Crate and Barrel, too, and it's about $2500 for the size we need. That's more than the bed! It's a wool rug, hand knotted, and will probably shed like holy hell the first 6 months we own it. (I love how wool rugs feel, but hate the shedding in the short term).
DH prefers a traditional style rug, like an oriental. Here's a moodboard with more traditional rugs:
Questions I need help with:
1- is it odd/unusual to spend the most money on a rug? Am I oddly skewing the room so it will look like a room with a high end armchair was paired with one of the ugly Craigslist sofas?
2- is the striped rug too boring with the bed and walls? It seems almost too calm, but I think that could give me leeway to go with really bold bedding - which is cheaper to change out when I want to change the feeling of the room.
3-is the white nightstand a reasonable compromise, or does it look silly with the bed?
Thanks! (other advice is appreciated as well, the only things that are locked are the wall color and the bed)