How to Measure for Wallpaper
As every room is different, there’s no hard and fast rule as to how many rolls you’re going to need. And obviously, if you are only doing a feature wall you’ll surely need less than if you are going to paper all four walls.
Using a tape measure (and possibly someone else to assist with holding one end if your room is large), you’ll want to measure the length and width of each wall to the nearest centimetre. Even if there are doors or windows that won’t be wallpapered, it’s often easier to ignore these in your measurements as this way, you will end up ordering slightly more than you need.
Why order more than you need? Well, wallpapers are often manufactured in batches. And while here at Graham & Brown, we’ll make sure that every roll you order is from the same manufacturing batch, if you need to order more, finding wallpaper from the exact same batch may prove difficult. As the colours and patterns may vary ever so slightly between batches, it’s always better to order a bit too much rather than order too little. Having extra will also give you a little room for error so you’ll always want to calculate an additional 10% of wastage into your measurements.
So now that you’ve ordered your wallpaper, it’s time to put it on the walls! Check out our guide here for lining up your paper like the pros!
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