A child having his/her bedroom decorated to their sensory needs can be very important. It can help them sleep thru the night, give them a place to regulate & relax, or just a place they feel they can be themselves. I recently decorated my son Donald's bedroom to his sensory needs and I am adding Sensory Bedroom to my business as other parents may want to do the same. Donald is a sensory avoider so you will notice that colors are darker so it is more calming for him. Below you will see before & after pictures and to the right will be pictures that explain what I did and how it will help Donald. There is more that will be added as we find more space items.
Karl & Kyle are my youngest two children, Karl is 3 with ASD & Kyle is 18 months not dx but has Sensory Issues. Them sharing a room works great because they are both sensory seekers, they both under-register pain & taste.
Their room is bright yellow with a very active border to help give them visual input. Most of their toys are put away so they are not tempted to get up and play when it is bed time.
Both boys like to put things around their neck which is very dangerous. So I made four panel curtians that I can twist to let in sunlight and not use tie backs.
As you can guess our boys love trains* so Mike and I built them a train table. This saves a lot of time because we do not have to set the train up every time the boys want to play with it.
This next picture show the best part of the train table - storage. You can store toy bins, book shelfs and all their toys under the table to help keep the room from getting overwhelming.
* Girls could always have a Barbie table, I made one for my Karissa when she was little.
With showing you my boys bedroom you can see some examples of how decorating with sensory needs in mind can make a difference. I will work with you, your child and all your child's therapists to help create the perfect bedroom. Your child may need a trampoline, oversized bean bag or textured blanket with different fabrics to help them. Whatever the needs are I will do my best to help you.
Pricing for Sensory Bedroom will be $15 an hour with a four hour minimum. Billable hours will include but are not limited to interviewing you, your child and therapists, creating sketches, online searching for needed items & helping you set up. As always I will do my best to help keep costs as low as possible.
Also if you do not live in Southern Maine area I can still help you by using emails with pictures, mail and phone calls.