Owls have long been symbols of wisdom, and lately they’ve been showing up everywhere in interior design. They’re on sheets, pillows, lamps, and cookie jars. They’re the paintings and prints on the walls looking over a room, deducing what’s to come next.
The owl has symbolized wisdom and knowledge in Greek mythology and beyond, but just recently started showing up everywhere from kitchens to bedrooms.
The cookie jar from West Elm will keep a watchful eye on the cookies, daring the kids to sneak a few, while the lamp keeps you company as you cozy up with a good book, and the dessert plates bring a crisp autumn evening inside.
Beyond Bedding’s sheet set combines the natural tones of the owl’s home with quirky characters.
Adding an owl or two to a room could give it an air of wisdom and gravity or, depending on the items you choose to display, a whimsical twist.
Photo credit: West Elm, Beyond Bedding, Urban Outfitters, and Target