As parents, time isn’t always on our side; what with the nappy changes, the entertaining and the other ten thousand things we need to do in a day, it’s difficult to even contemplate designing and decorating a room. Pinterest will have you believe that parents do have unlimited time to create the perfect room for their Little One, but the reality is very different! That’s why the fabulous folk at Dulux have come up with a “Bedroom in-a-box” to help us time-strapped parents on our interior design way!
Dulux have created two themed boxes: “Fairy Princess” and “Jungle Adventure“.
Both boxes contain:
8ft X 10ft Walltastic Mural (which can be reduced in size by removing a few panels if your wall isn’t big enough.)
Dulux Matt 2.5L Paint
Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood 750ml
Polycell Maximum Strength Wallpaper Adhesive
As well as the themes mentioned above, Dulux are currently developing four new themes: Sea Adventure, Peppa Pig, Avengers and Wall Art.
The box is attractive and colourful, and comes very neatly packaged.
We were sent the Jungle Adventure box as I’m not a huge fan of pink (or princesses), and I love Dulux’s Willow Tree shade.
I think it’s an intriguing product, and a fantastic idea for parents who lack the time to design, paint and create their own themed room (so that’s all of us then). It’s also a wonderful idea for parents who don’t necessarily possess the creative skills worthy of a Pinterest bedroom, and who would much rather buy something to help them.
The “Bedroom in-a-box” is a very well thought out product; Dulux have even included gloss for your skirting boards and doors – something that I would definitely forget to buy for a bedroom makeover. All the colours coordinate as well, which is again very thoughtful.
There were a couple of things I would suggest to Dulux:
- The mural might not be to everyone’s tastes as both current designs are quite cartoonised, but they are definitely fun and children will love them.
- The gender specification employed by Dulux annoyed me quite a lot; the typical “pink” and “princesses” for girls is such an old way of thinking! I’d love to see something different… Perhaps a silver and purple robot room?
The “Bedroom in-a-box” costs £70, which is a good price considering this redecorates a whole room (there’s enough paint for a 32m2). The “Bedroom in-a-box” is only available to buy on the Dulux website at the moment, but will be available at other stockists in the near future.