Sensory Disorder Decorating
My little girl suffers from S.P.D. which constantly affects her daily routine. Whether your child has a physical disability or suffers from asthma and different allergies. Some relatively small changes can turn their bedroom into a special place where they can escape and take a break from the stress and strains of day to day life.
A few examples are magnetic paint which enables things to be moved around and changed constantly, like maybe a boat or jungle wall with moving animals or boats. Glitter can be added to create touches of sparkles. Paint that can glow in the dark can be used as stars against a dark background if the space needs to be darker than usual. Blackboard paint is another option where kids can interact with their bedroom and change it whenever they like. Sensory walls can have all different shapes, colours and textures. Using fabrics can also make a difference. Using what your child likes helps to make it their own personal comfort zone as they helped choose materials.
Tips on bedrooms for physical disabilities
- Light switches, furniture and storage needs to be as low as possible for easy access.
- Motion sensors for lighting if the child has trouble with switches.
- Try changing from door knobs to levers or simple push lock.
- Non slip flooring.
- Clear planned access throughout room.
- Tips on bedrooms for allergies and asthma
- Remove carpets and replace with hardwood floor.
- Seal mattress with protective cover.
- Keep clutter and objects to a minimum.
- Keep out pets.
- Eco friendly paints with no odour.