Owl Lamps to Hoot About

Why are owls so popular in children's decor? It may owe to their nocturnal nature being, unfortunately, aligned with that of new parents. It's true that owls may be a bit overdone these days, but I spotted a beautiful owl lamp in a shop window this morning while dropping my son at school and have had them on the brain all day.

Above are ten owl lamps to check out. Many are softly glowing nightlights especially suited for children's rooms. The last two are vintage owl lamps on eBay - of which there are many - and are good reminders to keep an eye out at thrift shops and garage sales. If they have a nice shape, but garish colors, you can always paint them white.

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.