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Hudson’s Woodland Nursery


I wanted a colourful owl and woodland friends room for our baby.

We didn't find out the sex until Hudson was born so although blue is typically used for boys rooms, I liked the dusty blue colour on the walls for either gender.

I had a budget to stick to so I got most of the big items on sale and shopped online as well as looking for things around the house I already had.

Design Inspiration

I loved looking at Project Nursery when I was pregnant. I like owls so started with that as an idea then included other woodland animals too. I chose the blue paint and wanted white furniture, as the Nursery isn't very big, to brighten the room up. Orange is one of my favourite colours so when I found orange owl fabric the rest just went from there.

Decorating Style

A mix of retro, eclectic and DIY. I didn't want to be to matchy matchy with patterns and colours and have included other favourite characters or toys just because I like them although they don't match the overall woodland theme. I also wanted items that could be reused elsewhere in the house later on.

Project Details

Cot - Babies R Us

Chest of Drawers (used as Change Table) - Ikea

Chair - Freedom Furniture

Cushion - Target

Side Table - from my own teenage bedroom, reused and repainted many times

Wall Shelves - Ikea

Magazine Rack (used as book shelf) - Ikea

Frames (Wall and bookshelf) - Ikea

Mobile (found design I liked and had custom made using our colour scheme) - Etsy

Tree / Owl decal - Etsy

Doona / Sheets - Fabric from Spoonflower website and made by my Mum

Suitcase / Owl - From own collection and a gift from Hudson's Great Aunty and Uncle

Rabbit light / ornaments - Pigeonhole Perth Store (

Noddy books / Enid Blyton books / Snoopy jack-in-the-box - all from my own retro collection

Teddy - my Husbands teddy Booboo (which he had as a baby)

Orange Dog - Bluebird Vintage, Wembley

Bed knobs and Broomsticks record - $2 from Good Sammies

Favorite Items

Ooh that's tough, I love so many things!  I do have an emotional attachment to the little IV top which is framed on the wall though, as Hudson was born 13 weeks early, even the smallest sizes for babies would not fit, so my Mum made him some of his own tops to wear in hospital.


Pick a colour scheme but don't try to match the bed covers with everything in the room. Look around your house for anything you can re-use by giving a new coat of paint or by altering in some way. Shop online, Etsy is such a great website for inspiration as is this website!


Wednesday 26th of June 2013

Beautiful and clever choice of colours!

Monique Mae Ramirez-Gasca

Thursday 13th of June 2013

love this

Jillian Scotts

Monday 10th of June 2013

Stunning room design. The white tree decal on dark blue walls has an elegant yet whimsical effect.


Monday 10th of June 2013

This room has been decorated and designed with love. The colour scheme works really well and I love the re-use of childhood toys from mum and dad. Well done!!!