Designing a sensory room can be a lengthy process, and many areas need to be considered to produce the best possible environment for the user.
Experia USA supply a selection of specialist lights, mirrors and bubble tubes for sensory rooms. These will help you to create the most immersive, beneficial experience for your individual requirements.
Designing a Sensory Room
Before you order your sensory equipment, it is imperative that you think about your existing space. You should have bare walls to limit unnecessary distraction. In addition to this, they should feature a muted color, and preferably they should be white. This is best for projecting images and lights, and it is also relaxing for the user. If you don’t choose white, make sure that your room color isn’t too bright as this can cause overstimulation.
Lighting and Visual Effects
Once your walls are ready, it's time to start thinking about the design of your sensory room. We would recommend that you use a bubble tube or bubble wall as your main piece of sensory room equipment, with the addition of fiber optic lighting for further visual effects.
Create fascinating, immersive reflections with the addition of a mirror ball. You can also include a projector and effect wheels to produce some very cool themes and stories. These can be interactive, remote controlled or set to a certain color or pattern. These visual tools are designed to simultaneously orientate and calm the nervous system. Changing colors can also improve visual tracking skills and awareness skills, whilst relaxing the user and decreasing stress levels.
Sensory Sound Systems
The sound system used in a sensory room can regulate the responses of those with hypersensitive or hyposensitive auditory difficulties or auditory processing disorders.
Experia USA have a wide selection of tactile products to help users control and fully experience their environment. Although we design the majority of our equipment be touch friendly, stimulators such as our panels, screens or bubble tubes for sensory rooms are great for experiencing and developing cause and effect. In addition to these, you can use a ball pit as a full body massage or add vibro acoustic furniture to engage a full body response.
The Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can instantly create a calm or alerting mood within your sensory room design. Fragrances such as lemon and peppermint can be used to stimulate individuals, whereas for others smells like lavender and sage can be used to calm. Using diffusers can really impact the “feel” in your room. For some, the smell of the room may be the first sensation that is registered making it a vital element to include.
The Addition of Controlled Movement
A well-designed sensory room should also incorporate equipment designed for controlled movement. When we experience something in the environment through our sensory systems, it is crucial for our development that we process the information with our bodies and muscles. Controlled movement can help with processing this information, developing essential motor skills and hand to eye coordination. Key pieces of equipment which can be used for this include balance beams, rocking boards and swings.
For more information on your sensory room design, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A member of our friendly team will be happy to offer support based on your personal requirements.