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Modern Owl Nursery


My husband and I are expecting our first child, a girl, in early September 2015. I wanted to design a bright, colorful, and happy owl nursery for her.

Design Inspiration

I designed the room around some items that I already had in my possession, namely a set of typewriter prints by vol. 25. I was also inspired by gender neutral nursery designs on Pinterest, as I began designing the room before we knew if we were having a girl or boy.

Decorating Style

Modern, Bright & Fun

Project Details

I made the window valances to look like awnings, using fabric, EKBY LERBERG shelf brackets from IKEA, wooden dowels, and Velcro.

The Sniglar crib, Gulliver changing table, Poang rocking chair, PS Maskros pendant light, white Expedit bookcase (similar), and pink Hampen rug are all from IKEA.

The Not a Peep yellow fitted crib sheet and pink striped storage baskets are from Land of Nod.

All of the storage baskets displayed on the changing table are from the Dollar Spot section at Target. The twin quilt is from Target's Room Essentials line.

The handmade, stuffed kitty is from Hello Again Hello.

The dollhouse was handmade by my dad, painted by me. The owl mobile and painted canvases were handmade by me.

Typewriter prints by vol. 25.

Photo Credit: Photography by Doug & Vicki

Favorite Items

The window valances and the owl mobile are my favorite items in the room because they were made with love!


Get ideas from a variety of sources, then choose your favorite elements from each source and combine to create your own look. Don't be afraid to play with color, pattern, and texture. You can also create a cute budget nursery using lamps, prints, furniture, storage, etc. that you already own.