Putting together a nursery on a small budget can be challenging. But doing so while you are a renter presents a whole new set of complications — no painting allowed, for example. Jordana K. is a new mom and CCN reader. She resides in Canada and designed this neutral, owl-themed nursery for her newborn baby girl in her rental apartment—for about $1,000!
Check out the nursery tour after the jump!
Child’s Name: Olivia Grace
Child’s Age: 1 month
Location: Ontario Canada
What was your inspiration for the room?
I needed to have a room that was gender neutral but pushed the boundaries of a normal green and yellow room. I love color! I decided to choose owls as the theme because of all the nights I was up during the pregnancy— because my little girl was kicking. During the pregnancy we called her ” mon petit hibou” which is my little owl in French. I also read that babies don’t see pastel colors so I wanted to decorate with brighter colors. I was first inspired by the tree decals I spotted on Etsy and the curtains at Crate and Barrel.
Describe your decorating style.
I love color! I also love simple lines and furniture that is functional. I like using items that support local artists and shopping at stores that create environmentally friendly items.
Favorite items in the room.
Some of my favorite items are the yellow owl piggy bank, the mustard curtains, the paper mobile, the decals on the wall and my wall of photographs.
Any words of wisdom to share with other mamas-to-be designing a nursery on a small budget?
There is no reason you can’t stick to a budget. My budget was $1,000 for everything and I only went over it slightly. Take the time you have when you are pregnant and dreaming of your new baby to research and find great items. Etsy is a great online place to start looking for items. Also, it’s never too early to start decorating. I started at the beginning of my second trimester and I’m glad I did. I had tons of time to go shop around, plus I still had energy to put the room together.
Curtains: Bella Porte Citrine Curtain Panels from Crate and Barrel
Crib: Ikea Guliver
Dresser: Ikea Hemnes
Chair: Ikea Poang Chair
Throw pillow on chair: Crate and Barrel
Owl Mobile: Handmade using a Wire Frame Clip Mobile
Tree Decals: DesignedDesigner (Etsy)
Foot Stool: jennarose.ca (gift)
Owl Blanket: Costco
Owl Print on Wood with Mat: Petit Collage (Etsy)
Bookshelf: Ikea Expedit
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