Emma’s Owl Inspired Nursery

Image by Cari Hollis Photography

Mama Say What?! reader, and my dear friend Stephany, shared with us her daughter’s beautiful owl-inspired nursery. Stephany created a room based on an owl theme, while working with items she already had to keep it inexpensive. This is one crafty mama with some great ideas and her nursery turned out gorgeous.

How did you decide what theme or style you wanted for the room?

While researching baby furniture online, I came across the beautiful nurseries at Caden Lane and instantly fell in love with their Ikat Collection; their use of the raspberry and turquoise chevron became my inspiration.

What are the main colors?

Raspberry and turquoise.

Where did you find the key elements and fun details?

While I was shopping at Target one day, early on in the pregnancy (like 20 weeks), I found some picture frames in the color scheme on clearance and grabbed one of each. When I brought home my haul, I went through my art supplies to see what I could make to put in the frames. I initially thought of just framing cute patterned paper in the color scheme, which would have been great, but once I went through my stash I had a new plan and got started right then. When I needed additional elements to tie everything together, I hit Etsy for handmade items like a pink owl clock and a shelf with owls made from collaged paper.

Images by Cari Hollis Photography

How did you bring it all together? Inspiration boards, Pinterest, all in your head?

Once I got going, it all just kind of came together. I started early, so I was able to take my time.

How did you keep your room budget-friendly?

I didn’t really have a “budget” for the nursery; we had just bought a new house, so I did it slowly and made as much of the decor as I could using materials I already had. The baby’s furniture was a gift from her grandparents; all we had to do was pick out what we wanted.

What do you love most about the room?

My favorite part of the room has to be the Jonathan Adler white elephant bookends we received as a gift from one of my best friends.

Image by Cari Hollis Photography

Did anyone else give any input on the room? If so, what?

I had creative control of the nursery, but I did receive a lot of encouragement and support.

What advice would you give to other mamas about how to make their dream room a reality?

If you’re creative, make whatever you can. Homemade items make the nursery more special. All you really need is a color scheme and a theme. I went with owls and was able to find a lot of accessories that fit in the color scheme.

Images by Cari Hollis Photography

Image by Cari Hollis Photography

3 Responses to Emma’s Owl Inspired Nursery

  1. What a gorgeous nursery! Great job mama!

  2. So bright and happy! I love it!

  3. I love this nursery. My granddaughter’s is elephant themed. I need to look for those bookends!

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