Nursery Ideas: Whimsy Owl Themed Nursery for Baby Girl

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Girl’s rooms don’t have to be pink. We all know that. And new mom Jennifer took her love of aqua and crafts and put her design skills to the test by creating a refreshing space for her cute little girl. This room is like a breath of fresh air…

Child’s Name: Amaya

Child’s Age: 2.5 weeks (newborn)

Location: Northern VA

What was your inspiration for the room?

I. Love. Aqua. It’s my favorite color. So I knew from the beginning that the room would be aqua and that I would accent it with lots of different colors depending on the baby’s gender. Once I found out we were having a little girl, I found the perfect bedding to coordinate with the room. As I was looking for ideas, I started seeing the cutest whimsical owl items, so I decided to incorporate cute, whimsical owl touches throughout her nursery.

Describe your decorating style.

I’d say my style is mostly modern, but muted. I like colors that make me feel calm & decor that’s stylish but also functional.

Give us all the details about your room! Don’t forget to share with us any money saving tips you might have learned along the way.

Paint: Ocean Whisper by Valspar (Satin Finish)

Crib & Dresser/Changer Combo: Baby Cache – Oxford Collection (we purchased ours from Babies R Us)

Bedding: Coco Dot Nursery Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids

Canvas Bucket: In bright pink polka dot fabric from Pottery Barn Kids

Owl Throw Pillow: Brooke Decorative Sham from Pottery Barn Kids

Glider/Ottoman: By Newco (available at BabyDepot and JCPenney)

Small bookcase: Bentley Kid’s Cubby Bookcase from Target

Wall Shelf: Shelf Silverstein from Land of Nod

Owl on Tree Wall Decal: Etsy seller Designed Designer

ABC & “You Are My Sunshine” Prints: Etsy seller Pretty Smitten

DREAM Banner: Etsy seller Crepe Confectionary

Plush owl on shelf: Etsy seller I Sew Lucky

Decorative Pom Poms: Learn how to make your own with these pom pom tutorials

Shadow Box Owl Wall Art: DIY from Chic & Cheap Nursery using recycled greeting cards and an owl punch instead of a butterfly punch.

Ribbon mobile, pom poms, bow holder, owl reading lamp: All DIY – full details on my blog, World of Dennifer

Favorite Items:

I love everything in her room, but if I HAVE to choose, I’d pick the reading lamp, which was a Salvation Army find makeover by me & my hubby. I also love the ribbon mobile that we hung over her changing pad on the dresser, which was also DIY. Oh and I also love the owl/tree wall decal, I think it is definitely the focal point in the room!

Any words of wisdom?

Try to DIY as much as possible, it normally saves you a lot of money. I had a lot of the materials I needed for most of the DIY projects for her room on hand already, so I didn’t spend much on the materials for most of the projects. For items you purchase, always sign up to be on company’s email lists so that you can get coupon codes and keep an eye on the items you want so that you can purchase them during a sale or promotion. And finally, try to find low-cost ways to recreate items or details you find on more costly designer websites.

Read more about Jennifer’s nursery and all of her crafting projects on her blog, World of Dennifer.

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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 4-year old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!
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  2. This is one of my favorite rooms ever. I love the colors and I love all things owls. They’re pretty popular right now and many rooms with owl accents look the same. This one, though, is unique and so cute.
    .-= Dorothy’s last blog ..My Kids Rock At This Sibling Stuff spelling- not so much =-.

  3. Thanks Dorothy! I really appreciate your positive comments…I had lots of fun doing her nursery!
    .-= Jen J.’s last blog ..Holiday Gift Idea- chocolate covered strawberries tutorial =-.

  4. Your nursery is lovely!! Thank you so much for telling us the paint you used! I’ve been searching for weeks for the perfect color but nobody ever says which paint they’ve used! You are the BEST! I’ve finally found my color! Thanks for the inspiration and the details! ;)


    • YES! Nobody ever shares paint colors. Why is that? So glad you finally found your paint color. Email me pictures of the room or post them to the Facebook page when you’re done. Would love to see it!

  5. I love this nursery! I too plan on using this color for the nursery! I also plan to attempt to make the poms. Thanks for sharing!

    • @Donica, I think this is a beautiful color! I had my own bedroom painted in a similar shade. It was very soothing yet happy=) And you’ll be surprised at how easy to make the pom poms will be. Send me some pictures!

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  8. We’re doing our daughter’s room very similar to this! It was the only room that I’ve found that has lovely aqua walls. Can’t wait to get started!

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