Creating a serene, sensory-friendly good vibes zone in your bedroom involves combining elements that engage your senses in a soothing way.
Here are 9 ideas to help you achieve a chilled out bedroom environment:
1. Soft and Cozy Bedding:
Use soft, high-quality bedding materials like cotton or linen to create a comfortable and inviting bed. For some added deep pressure touch to promote calm, and sensory input, try our breatheable cotton spandex sensory compression sheets. The sheets comfy wrapping effect encourages them to stay in bed and stops them from falling out too! Weighted blankets with covers are a great another great option too for cosy deep pressure touch for young and old, which come in a variety of comfy lush textures that promote sleep longevity and patterns or simple coloured covers.
2. Low Key Lighting:
Install dimmable lights or use soft, warm-toned bulbs to adjust the lighting to your preference.
If dimmable lights are too pricey, grab a low powered warm coloured light bulb. LED strips or fairy lights are a low cost alternative to dimmable lights. For a real light show, fibre optic curtains offer a multisensory experience of colour and movement, or can be dimmed right down as a night light.
LED bubble tubes offer another great visual auditory experience, with accessories like bright and patterned faux fish, jellyfish and beads. The tubes emit a low vibrating sound from the air pump, creating subtle 'white noise' hum.
3. Cuddly weighted toys:
Who doesn't love a cuddly weighted toy to snuggle up to? Being 2 kgs they feel lifelike and share the weight of a small animal, a a perfect self-regulating aid that doesn't poop or you have to feed, and doesn't skive off when you need them most!
Bring elements of nature into your bedroom with plants, natural textures (like wood or stone), and soothing nature-themed artwork. Nature-inspired decor creates a calming atmosphere, and something like an indoor plant gives you a opportunity to nurture and care for it.
Try essential oils or scented candles with calming fragrances like as lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus. Aromatherapy can have a positive impact on your mood and relaxation and a positive association to the bedroom.
Our mindful & Co ‘Dream’ pillow spray’s a great option, with soothing notes of witch hazel, vetiver, lavender and camomile this pillow spray’s a great winder down for bedtime.
6. Noise Reduction:
Minimize external noise by using heavy curtains, rugs, or a bedroom furthest from the lounge. Consider adding a white noise machine or playing soft, calming music to drown out unwanted sounds- there are plenty to choose from on you tube.
7. Organization and Minimalism:
(This one may be neigh on impossible, lol!) but try keeping the space clutter-free and well-organized. A minimalist approach can contibute to a sense of calm and make it easier to relax. Plus it reduces the amount of things to trip up on that midnight toilet break!
8. A chilled Seating Area:
The bedroom may not always be about sleeping. If you’ve the space, create a small, comfortable seating area with a floor cushion, Our crash pad's a good option to drag into the bedroom and be used as a reading nook or a quiet spot to chill with toys before bedtime.
9. Customize Room Temperature:
Try keeping the bedroom at a comfy temperature. A rotating fan is a good trick for those hot summer months- and it also doubles as ambient white noise not unlike rain falling, or if cold, heating with a thermostat to get that perfect climate.
Go with you or your childs personal preferences when creating a sensory friendly good vibes zone. Some or all of these ideas may be enough, and tailor these suggestions to suit you or your childs tastes...If Star Wars are their thing, try that theme! Tinker and develop until you find your perfect combination for an ultimate bedroom chill zone.