Measuring Tips

It’s time to transform your space and add to your home’s aesthetic. You’ve selected the most perfect wallpaper, but now it’s time for measurements. Knowing how to properly measure is essential when it’s time to order your new peel and stick wallpaper. There’s nothing worse than not having enough wallpaper or the right sized wallpaper for your space. That’s why we’ve broken down some simple measuring tips to follow, to ensure you’re getting the right measurements. Scroll down to discover easy to follow wallpaper measuring tips to make your Loomwell ordering process seamless!

How to Measure Your Wall and Calculate Panels:

How Do I Calculate How Many Panels I Need?

When learning how to measure a wall, it is crucial to calculate how many panels you may need so you are not under or over-ordering. There is nothing more frustrating than being halfway done with your project, or even close to completion, only to realize you have ordered too much or not enough wallpaper. In order to start your measuring, calculate how many panels will be needed for that area or surface. 

To properly calculate the number of panels needed for your space, measure the wall or surface you plan to install the peel and stick wallpaper on. First measure the width in inches, then divide it by 24. You then take that number and round it up to the nearest whole number. 

For example if your wall is 112 inches wide, divide that number by 24, and you get 4.66 inches. This would mean you need 5 panels of wallpaper. 

Next, you will measure the height of your wall, from ceiling to baseboard. Then, select the 4 foot, 8 foot, or 10 foot etc. option, based on how tall your ceiling is. 

When calculating your measurements manually, and cross-checking using our online calculator, the results should be the same.

Do Not Forget Measuring Your Doors:

Do not forget your doors! An often overlooked step in wallpaper measuring tips is not measuring your doors. Whether you decide to use peel and stick wallpaper on your doors or just around them, by measuring your doors you can ensure ultimate accuracy and a professional finish. Oftentimes, the edging and finishing of these areas surrounding or surfacing your doors is what brings you that seamless and professional looking finish. If you are looking for one of our key measuring tips for wallpaper at Loomwell, this would be it! 

To measure your door, start off by measuring every 24 inches on your wall to see how many inches the last full size panel overhangs into your door frame. Then you will measure the remaining space to see how many short panels are needed for your space or surface. 

For the example pictured above, our customer needs 2 short panels. When it is time for you to order, we kindly ask that you please leave a note with the order of the panels, using the letters A and B to show your needed pattern(s). 

Each of your Loomwell wallpaper panels measures exactly 24 inches wide. So, if you measure every 24 inches across your door, you can see how many short panels you should need to order. 

Again, we kindly ask that you please leave a note at checkout with if they will be A panels or B panels. 

For the example pictured above, this customer would say 5 full panels (ABABA) and 2 short panels (AB).

How to Measure Vaulted Walls

Vaulted walls are breathtaking and refreshing, revitalizing a space by bringing it to new heights. They are one of the most sought after ways to have a feature wall or well-designed space. One of the best ways to start measuring these vaulted walls or spaces is by taking a picture of the entire wall space or area you intend to wallpaper in good and clear lighting. You could also create a sketch or drawing of that wall or space as well. This vaulted wall step is going to incorporate all of our wallpaper measuring tips at Loomwell on how to measure a wall. To see a step by step video tutorial visit the link below.

Start with measuring the height of your wall every 24 inches in spacing. Be sure to make note of each of the differing heights next to up and down lines representing each of those 24 inch spacing points. 

Next, measure the width of that wall or space. And again, make note of it next to a horizontal line representing that width. 

If there are any unique nooks, crannies, or odd spaces on this wall, be sure to measure the height and width of each of these areas as well, if they are also going to be transformed with wallpaper. This would include doors, wall space next to a bookshelf or a piece of furniture, and windows. 

Now, you should have an image or outline of that wall space. This should include both vertical and horizontal lines of the different height points, the width, and any nooks and crannies. This is essential in ensuring that you order the perfect amount for your project!

Email a Picture For Your Loomwell Peel and Stick Wallpaper!

Another one of our wallpaper measuring tips at Loomwell is to email us a copy of your image or drawing so our designers can really see your space and visualize your needs. When you visit, you can email your image or drawings to our Support team for the best assistance in our ordering process and accurate sizing the first time around. We are passionate about providing our customers with personalized designs that not only support our local artists but also support your vision and space, helping you bring it to reality.

When In Doubt, Don’t Worry!

Our team at Loomwell is here to support you in any way we can to help you transform your space. Whether that is for yourself, a loved one, or a new baby on the way, we offer the experience and designs to help find the perfect peel and stick wallpaper or home goods items to create a space of comfort and joy. No matter if you are a beginner, in a new space, or completely transforming a room or piece of furniture, we can help you learn the wallpaper measuring tips you need to order the right amount of wallpaper panels for your space or surface. 

Learning how to measure a wall sounds easy, but it can soon turn complicated, daunting, and frustrating. But with the right measuring tips for wallpaper, you will learn easy and accurate ways of measuring your spaces to ensure you are ordering the perfect amount of peel and stick wallpaper for your space or surface!

If you have any questions or concerns when it comes to measuring tips, contact our team at Loomwell today! We would be more than happy to help you learn effective ways to measure your spaces. 

If you are ready to design some more, then shop now to discover beautiful wallpaper prints and patterns!