Favour subtler colours
• “Vibrant colours visually excite children for playtime. But to encourage sleep or study, the space must have a calming effect,” says Mala. The sleep zone should preferably be painted in muted or pastel colours; you can include anything that relaxes the child, like family photographs or automated night lights.
To create a cheerful play area, keep the loud colours to one wall and make sure it doesn’t directly face the bed.