Creative Sensory Spaces

Welcome to Creative Sensory Spaces

We create and install world-leading calming sensory rooms that deliver long-lasting benefits.

Room to reset

Our sensory rooms are purposefully designed spaces that stimulates and engages the visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory (smell) and proprioceptive (body awareness) senses to elicit therapeutic outcomes.


Leave stress at the door and enter a whole new world


Reset in a calming sensory room that soothes and refreshes


Return to reality with a fresh sense of calm and clarity

Art meets science

Backed by evidence-based research, our sensory spaces are carefully crafted to create a calming experience for your staff, students or clients.

We draw from key research disciplines to create effective sensory spaces

  • Positive psychology
  • Receptive arts engagement
  • Restorative environments
  • Multisensory interventions

Our spaces are bold, original and artistic

There’s a definite ‘wow’ factor to the sensory rooms we design – giving you the point of difference you’ve been looking for along with an amazing sensory experience.

Quotation marks

I found that when I left here I had clarity. Clarity in terms of a lot of things that I was thinking about and I was able to go back to work and think clearly.

Research participant
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I’m over the moon with it. It’s been a great investment. The proof is there. Every week I get new people calling up saying I’ve heard about the sensory room…

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Meet our founder,

Dr Bliss Cavanagh

An artist and an academic, Dr Bliss Cavanagh is one of the world’s leading experts in the design and benefits of sensory rooms.

Her PhD research investigated the health and wellbeing benefits of her innovative multisensory environments. Published internationally, it proved the benefits of sensory spaces in the general population.

Bliss was awarded the Specialised Small Business at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2024.


What is a sensory room?

Our entire experience of life is  constructed through our complex sensory system. The senses play a fundamental role in our ability to regulate emotions, mood and behaviour.

Sensory rooms are purposefully designed spaces that stimulate and engage the senses to elicit therapeutic outcomes. First designed in the 1970s, sensory rooms are now used in a wide range of health and social settings from interactive / playbased rooms to assist with developmental skills to dedicated calming rooms to provide emotion regulatory benefits.

At Creative Sensory Spaces, we specialise in calming sensory rooms.

A treat for your senses

Body awareness
It’s a room to reset. It’s a space to retreat from the loud, brash, stressful world we live in and reconnect with yourself through your senses.

And it’s effortless. Once you’re in there, you just sit back and let the room do the work.

In a Creative Sensory Spaces sensory room, you’ll find a bold yet harmonious, nature-inspired space that uses light, sound and touch to promote mental and emotional refreshment.

Room to reset
Quotation marks
I noticed that it was instant; the atmosphere was calm. And I felt that all the stresses and things literally were left at the door.
Research participant

Within the room you can:

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View some our latest completed projects.

Benefits of a calming sensory room

Originally conceived as a therapy for people with intellectual disability, we now know that sensory rooms deliver numerous benefits for the general population, as well as people with a number of diagnosed conditions.

How do we know this? Thanks to our founder’s PhD research on the topic and our clients’ experiences with the rooms we create.

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They’re calmer, they’re more engaged… we haven’t had any meltdowns. Thank you to Creative Sensory Spaces for bringing so many smiles and so much wonder into every single day!

Cheeky Monkeys Occupational Therapy for Children

Benefits of a well-designed sensory room

General population
  • Relieving anxiety and stress
  • Restoring a sense of calm
  • Promoting emotional self-regulation
  • Improving behaviour
  • Enabling relaxation
  • Greater clarity and focus
  • Improved learning outcomes
  • Meditative and mindfulness benefits
  • Improved wellbeing & productivity
Specific subgroups

(People with learning, intellectual and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, neurodiverse and neurodivergent conditions)

  • Improved self-awareness
  • Enhance a sense of control and choice
  • Provide feelings of comfort and safety
  • Assist the development of communication and social skills
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Develop self-organising and self-soothing routines
Like to know more about the research supporting sensory rooms?