Basically i took the colour out of the room and simplified it. It's now matt White ( no shiney bits on walls) black curtains ( cuts out all the light).. Furniture is bolted down and there is a dark neutral plain carpet. There is nothing busy in there.. There is a couple of posters but not so he can see when he's laid down in bed... His bed is in a corner of the room has a set of bedside drawers to seperate his and ds1s areas. In the other corner of his part of the bedroom is his storage box, black different textured throws and cushions, fidget bag, feely box .. And glow I. The dark bits and bobs... And his soft toys ( some of which are laced with lavender.. Sleeping bag (in it's stuff sack)... Got some hooks up for the new punch bag that is being delivered. Then there is a shelf thing ( sort of a side board..) that has his audio CDs, cd player, pin art, liquid and sand timers, newtons cradle, and a wind up clock ( so it ticks).
The whole thing really is no colour ( ds doesn't do well with colour).. Really clear space but can be blacked out even in the day.
But the clever bit (I think)... Are the lamps and light bulbs.. Main bulb is just a 40 watt.. One lamp has a lilac bulb and the other small is a blue bulb
so he can choose to black outthe room.. But have a soft coloured glow of his choice!
Ds1 happens to think it's rather bachalor pad cool lol
Btw I now have a spare hanging seat ( the cloth one from ikea).. That's clean and in good condition.. No inner cushion pad ( didn't get one as it didn't suit ds).. But you can pick these up at ikea... You will need some D-rings to hang it from the ceiling beams. But ds is too big for it now ( being nearly 7 stone and 5,3").. So if anyone would like it just shout
I think it depends on if your dd has sensory colour issues, if she is a climber or a wall kicker or a smearer etc..
If ds goes back to kicking Walls I'm going to pad the lower half of the Walls ( using White again).
I wouldn't put too much furniture in the room ( keeping it as spacious as possable, I'd avoid bright colours or lots of different colours in one space.. And if your using the bedroom for sensory stuff as well it's nice to have a seperate corner for that.. Oh and the bed against a corner too if you have space. I don't know why but ds loves to sleep in a corner!
Mermaid board is expensive but well worth it - it actually looks nice (where I work is a newbuild) not like some kind of institution Cheaper alternative is to screw clear perspex onto the walls, but it does look a bit "therapy" lol
You can get indoor climbing frames, but usually for toddlers. I'm sure a decent carpenter/joiner would be able to put some monkey bars up for you, though?
Blackout tent with light-up toys, weighted blanket, textured stuff, lavender wheatie bag and calming music sounds like an awesome sensory room to me