Baby Girl Owl-Themed Nursery {Featured Room}

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!

Giveaway: EVGIE Vinyl Wall Decals

Happy Friday, lovely readers! We’re welcoming the weekend with a sweeps from our newest sponsor EVGIE, a vinyl decal studio.

EVGIE Studio offers quality vinyl decals to easily decorate any wall in your home, and this week you have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to shop EVGIE for nursery decals!


Featured Room: A Modern Lavender Nursery

This modern lavender nursery comes from CCN reader Stacie M. of Encinitas, CA. She wanted to create a unique space for her new baby girl in her new modern home that was simple and sweet, but not too girly. This bird-themed nursery is fresh and modern — without feeling too “themey.” This new mama managed to find a few bird-themed decor pieces that fit perfectly into the room, and she also created some custom prints to hang above the changing area (and in the adjacent bathroom) to decorate her little girl’s walls. They’ve got a retro vibe going on — and we dig it!Read More...

Featured Nursery: Serene, Modern and Gray

Expectant mom Tracy and her husband are expecting their first child and wanted to create a serene, modern room that wasn’t too childish; one that could grow with their little one. The inspiration for this gray nursery came from the birch tree decals — and they chose a light bluish-gray paint for the walls to complement the white decals. The unique art work and heirloom toys and furniture add a layer of heritage to this new baby’s space.

Child’s Name: Grayson
Child’s Age: Due on St. Patrick’s Day
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

What was your inspiration for the room?
Birch tree decals.

Describe your decorating style.
Modern, clean with a touch of coziness and nostalgia.

Favorite items in the room.
My favorite part has to be the baby animal photos purchased on sale at; they are just adorable! I also love the Oeuf Sparrow crib and the Klaussner rocker & ottoman.

Tell us about your DIY projects and repurposed items.
The dresser is an old This End Up dresser that was in my childhood bedroom which we updated by painting it gray and replacing the knobs. The wooden toys also have some history to them — they were my brother’s toys growing up.

Any words of wisdom or advice you would like to share with our readers that you may have learned while putting together your nursery?
I was told by many mom friends to spend money on a nice rocker and crib so the majority of my budget went towards those items. I saved money by reusing old furniture (the dresser and side table) and furnishings (the drapes and lamps), as well as budget friendly solutions from IKEA, and I think you also get the most bang for your buck on wall treatments like the decals since they provide such a large focal point. I also made sure to shop around and wait for sales on items that I coveted. For example, often runs coupons on top of sale prices; BuyBuyBaby does as well. The animalprintshop ran a special when you bought four prints you got one free.  This room was a work in progress for quite a while waiting for the best prices.

Room Resources.

Wall Color: Olympic Thin Ice
Oeuf Sparrow Crib – Gray ($730) from
Rug: Jungle Sheepskin Ivory Rug – 3′ x 5′ ($71) from
Crib Bedding: Gio Aqua Fitted Crib Sheet ($40) by DwellStudio
Ceiling Lamp: IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp ($30)
Bookcase: IKEA Expedit Bookcase ($70)
Glider and Ottoman: Klaussner Lacey Glider ($400) and Ottoman ($200) in Slate
Curtains: Geo Leaf panel from West Elm. No longer available. Check out the Ikat Ogee Linen panel for a similar look.
Decals: Forest Birch Tree Decals from Etsy seller Art Wall Project


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Baby Girl Nursery Ideas: Pink, Black + Glam

I know we’ve all been a little crazy with the start of the new year — but that would be no excuse to end the first month of 2012 without a nursery mood board! Pink and black is a color combo that I really love, but if you ask me, it’s been a tad overdone. I added some glitzy gold elements — and steered clear of damask — for a sophisticated look that’s reminiscent of old Hollywood. This one’s for a baby girl that’s glam and girly

So here’s the breakdown for you:

1. Scalloped Glitter Garland in Gold ($14) from Etsy

2. Brass Tiered Pendant Shade ($64) from Urban Outfitters

3. Stay Gold Screen Print 11×14 ($15) from Etsy

4. Grandfather Clock Decal ($37) from Blik

5. “Be Awesome” Art Print ($14) from Super Swoon

6. Sundvik Crib ($120) from Ikea

7. Zig Zag Jaipuri Rug ($195 for  3×5) from Calypso Home

8. Nate Berkus Metallic Pouf ($120) from HSN

9. Ziggy Chair ($279) from Urban Outfitters

10. Edland Dresser ($300) from Ikea


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Giveaway: 41 Orchard — Nursery Wall Graphics For Kids

When it comes to nursery wall art, decals are a very popular option. They can be moved — and removed — with ease and without damage to your walls. Check out this week’s giveaway sponsor, 41 Orchard, for a selection of sweet decals for nurseries or kids’ spaces.

41 Orchard offers a wide selection of decals — from owls and trees, to safari animals and hot air balloons — featuring soft hues and whimsical graphics. There are so many different designs — all of them equally adorable — that it’s hard to pick just one favorite.

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Featured Real Room: Whimsical Nature-Themed Nursery For a Baby Girl

When it comes to decorating a nursery on a budget, it seems nearly impossible to believe that mama-to-be can put together a room she’ll love for a price she can afford. This whimsical nature-themed nursery — which cost only $600! — is here to make a believer out of you! Check it out…Read More...