Murals used correctly are a brilliant way to bring authentic experiences into the home so residents can continue to enjoy the same things they did when they were out in the community.
Murals have become both popular and infamous quite simply because there are good ones, and there are some truly awful ones! The mistake most commonly made with a Mural is to include too much detail. Many homes now proudly display confusng Murals illustrating pictures of objects which should be real. In other words, pictures have been used to replace things that we expect to be real. Common sense alone should tell us how confusing and frustrating that will be. I know if I see a shop window full of chocolate bars or something else nice to eat, I'll want to go and buy that item. But I can't, because it isn't real.
The correct use of a Mural helps to create an authentic scene and is then dressed with the real items you would associate with that scene. So a very popular option is a Cafe: this should feature a backdrop of a Cafe (inside or outside) and feature real tables, chairs, food and drink. Another example is a Pub. The Bar shouldn't be a picture of a Bar with pictures of beer pumps, pictures of bottles and pictures of glasses. It should be a back drop of pub-style decor with all the real things you'd expect to find in real a Bar.
A mural can be created on pretty much any theme you choose. The important thing to ensure is that whatever design you'd like is relevant to the population of the home where it will be displayed.
The simple rules are;
1. Make sure the subject of the Mural is relevant to the residents and the locality.
2. If you're going to use a Mural it should only be intended to set the scene for a REAL experience.
Rollermurals can provide all the benefits of a wallpaper mural. Their only limitation is size - maximum single width is 300cm (10ft). They're an excellent solution if there isn't the space to allocate to a permanent graphic or there are concerns that a permanent installation may cause any distress to residents. They are easier to install and also offer the option to change the graphic from time to time. Rollermurals can also be used to temporarily assign a room or space for an activity and literally with the touch of a button, they store themselves away again. When in use they magnetise to a thin, white ribbon which is adhered to the skirting board. When you press the 'up' button the Rollermural simply detaches itself from the skirting and rolls away silently into the valance.
Benefits / Specification
- They can be put away when not required
- The mural requires minimal skill to install - much easier and less messy than wallpapering
- The graphic is Class 0 fire rated
- Driven by a rechargeable electric motor with long-life, integral Li batteries and remote control handset - no chains or chords in sight!
- Murals can be changed to suit seasons such as Christmas or another seasonal scene for example.
Your initial purchase needs to be a complete unit which includes the electric motor (which fits inside the roller and is not visible), remote control handset, ceiling valance, fixings and the roller graphic itself.
Once you have the unit in place you can purchase replacement graphics which can be used as required. To swap the graphic over, the roller simply pops out of its brackets, slide the motor out of one roller and into the other one and pop the new graphic back into the supporting brackets and hey presto, your Post Office is now a Cafe!
How to order
- Order a Rollermural by selecting the size from the drop down menu
- In the space provided enter the theme you would like to use.
- When we receive your order we will create the artwork and send it to you for approval.
- We will not manufacture your order until you have approved the artwork.
- Click Here for an enquiry form if you'd like further information