How To Measure Your Room For Wallpaper

How To Order Wallpaper

We know, we know. Taking measurements for wallpaper is confusing! And intimidating! And kind of scary! So we’re going to make this as painless as possible. Think of this is “Wallpaper for Haute Couture Dummies,” if you will.

While other brands may sell their wallpaper by the roll, ours are sold by the panel. Why should you care? Because panels are easier to order. Each of our panels is 2 feet wide. Then, we have options for you depending on how tall your ceiling is. If you have 8 foot ceilings, you will want to order 8 foot tall panels. That means each panel you order is 2 feet wide, by 8 feet tall. If you have 9 foot ceilings, you will want to order 9 foot tall panels, and so on.

The best way to measure is to go wall by wall. 

Assuming the ceiling height stays the same throughout the entire room, you will grab a pen and paper and write out something like this as you measure the width of each wall:

Wall 1: 10 feet wide, 8 feet tall = 5 panels (2 feet wide x 8 feet tall each)

Wall 2: 15 feet wide, 8 feet tall = 8 panels (2 feet wide x 8 feet tall each)

Wall 3: 10 feet wide, 8 feet tall = 5 panels (2 feet wide x 8 feet tall each)

Wall 4: 15 feet wide, 8 feet tall = 8 panels (2 feet wide x 8 feet tall each)

Since we already determined all our ceiling heights are the same, we know we are going to be selecting the 8 foot tall panels for every single wall. And since all our wallpaper panels are 2 feet wide, it becomes a matter of how many panels to order based solely on the width of each wall. For a 10 foot wide room, you will need 5 panels because 10 feet wide, divided by a 2 foot panel = 5 panels. 

But what about those walls that are 15 feet wide? That is not an even number!? In these cases, please round UP! For a 15 foot wall, you will need 8 panels. Yes, it technically covers 16 feet, not 15, but more is more when it comes to wallpaper because of the delicate nature of the installation process.

For this room, you would order 26 panels.

See? Ordering with us is not so bad! 

Now, where it does get a little tricky is factoring in windows and doors. Our advice? DON’T! If you have a 10 foot wide wall with a door and a window, do not make things messy by trying to subtract those out of the equation. Why? For starters, there is most likely room above or below the window or door frame that will also be wallpapered, so you do want to have enough paper to cover the room in its entirety. 

But real talk: The last thing we want is for you to think of this as an upsell moment.

Trust us, it’s better to have more paper on hand at the time of installation than to not! 

Do you have different ceiling heights across the room? Reach out! Do you need taller panels? Reach out! Do you have any other question? Reach out!

Do not hesitate to reach out with ANY questions. We help clients all day long with measurements and would love to get to know you and your space. is always around to chat. Xx