Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

 The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable. Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

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1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

 The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable. Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

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1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable.

Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

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