Heading into the woods for this bird-filled nursery idea

gray nursery theme with owls and birds

I’m a big fan of bright and cheery, as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve been following my inspiration boards generally on this blog. But there’s a good reason for nurseries to be calm and soothing. How to do both?

One easy trick for making a room calmer (and way better for sleeping) is to do the walls dark. In this nursery, I went with dark gray to give a neutral and calm base to build the room on. (Totally inspired by someone else’s gray nursery, I admit it!) We have punches of turquoise and green, even a little orange in there as well. And some great textures in there with the pouf and the lighting. And yes, you can combine brown and gray; definitely not a mix of neutrals you see often, though. As an accent for the art and decor, I went with owls and birds just for the cute factor.

Paint color: BEHR Premium Plus Ultra in Pencil Point

  1. Baby Mod Olivia 3-in-1 Baby Crib
  2. Jennifer Delonge Furniture Daddy Glider
  3. Baby Doodles Crib Set by Sumersault
  4. Olive Grommet Top Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain
  5. Reflections Collection Natural Rug
  6. Six Big Birch Trees with Flying Birds Decals
  7. Knitted Graphite Pouf
  8. Blu Dot 6 Drawer Console
  9. Owl Figures – Toikka Little Barn Owl, Miniature Owl Figurines Collection, Home Grown from Enesco Coconut Owl Figurine, White Ceramic Owl, Wide Eyed Owl Bookends
  10. olli lime Little Billie ABC Wall Art
  11. Modo Changing Table
  12. Owl Band Stretched Art by Dish and Spoon – Keyboardist, Guitarist, Drummer, Crooner
  13. Basket Bee Hive Lamp
  14. Kenroy Home Dark Woven Wood Finish Shaker 3 Light Pendant
  15. Alpha Art by Design Ideas
  16. Bird Lights