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    Default Brightly coloured kids room = bad sleep???

    Im trying to decide on colours for our nursery. Im considering painting one of the walls bright orange (there is no external window in the room, its window faces into our extensions so it gets some light but its already been through one room by then iykwim). I want to ty and brighten the room up but i remember reading somewhere that brightly coloured rooms were a no no as they overly stimulated children and led to poor sleep. I was wondering if u think there is any truth in this and do u have a brightly coloured room that u can speak from experience?

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    for DS we had a bright room Greens and oranges and he slept perfectly, i know that overstimulation can cause issues with sleep but i dont think an orange wall will over stimulate it sounds lovely!

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    Im not sure sure about all that 'over stimualtion' stuff.

    Ive also heard you cant stimualte enough .

    When DD was born we took everything out of her room and made it super BORING in hope she'd sleep.. well she didnt

    She had issues settling, sleeping, resettling etc. At 7 months I gave her a cuddle toy and she (even now) plays with it quitely untill she falls asleep. and also when she wakes up. sometimes i hear her rattling it during the night and giggling to herself. and she sleeps amazing now.

    Maybe a bight orange wall is exactly what your nursery needs. Bub can stare at it/the pretty colour untill he/she drifts of into la-la land

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    As a baby I don't think it would matter too much, but once baby grows into a toddler and older child it certainly can.

    Colours definitely do affect ones mood and can cause over stimulation.

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    DS1s room is seriously the brightest blue I have ever seen lol its so bright it kinda glows in the dark but he sleeps fine

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    Lemonhead I think our kids have the same colour rooms lol I was just going to type exactly what you did hehe

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    Haha it was called Hot Pop Blue or something. We are moving on Friday so he will have a normal coloured room

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    My dd had all white walls and slept terrible lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart8619 View Post
    When DD was born we took everything out of her room and made it super BORING in hope she'd sleep.. well she didnt
    Yep, I think it might be more to do with the child than the wall colour. We painted our nursery *bright* yellow before DD1 was born, and she was a fantastic sleeper from day 1. DD2 came along, same nursery, and was The. Worst. Sleeper. In. The. World. Even after we moved house & the girl's room is now a pale blue, DD2 was still a shocking sleeper - although she's finally getting better at 3.5years!

    Go with what will look great

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    My SIL is a colour consultant and has read some research on the issue (yep people research this!). Apparently yellow is the worst colour for settling babies and green is the best. White is also good.

    I'm actually consulting with her on a range of boutique cot linen I'm hoping to sell on the net

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