While vibrant colors are often our first thought when decorating a child’s room, they may not be the best choice.

Bright colors are great for activity and enhancing creativity. They are full of energy and stimulation. Red, bright orange, and bright yellow are best used in areas where you want your kids to be active and alert, because:

  • Red is a very active color and increases excitement.
  • Orange is a very energetic color and evokes excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Yellow, while it is cheerful, can also cause a feeling of anger and frustration.

These may not be the best colors to use where your child is trying to sleep.

When it comes to the bedroom, you want your child to wind down and relax. It’s a room for rest and sleep, a safe haven from a busy world. Consider using pastels and medium colors to create a restful, tranquil environment.

Some of the best colors for the bedroom are soft green, soft blue and lavender because they are considered passive and calming.

  • Green is restful to the eye and is believed to promote healing.
  • Blue lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Lavender offers similar restful qualities as blue.

When decorating your child’s room, consider using these colors to help your child wind down for bed time.

If your child is not a fan of these colors, try a muted version of his/her favorite colors. Ultimately, you want your child to be happy and sleep well in the newly decorated bedroom.

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Post by Leesburg Interior Decorator Trisha Gabriel.