Wallpaper Wonders: Mastering the Art of Perfect Ordering!
Say Goodbye to Wallpaper Woes!
Are you dreaming of transforming your space with the perfect wallpaper but worried about ordering the wrong amount? Fear not! It’s a common concern that many face – the fear of ending up with too much or too little. Imagine finding that gorgeous, discontinued wallpaper on clearance, but worrying if those four rolls will be enough for your living room. Or, when ordering anew, the wait for delivery and the risk of a slight color variation with different lot numbers can be daunting. And, of course, nobody wants to be left with a pile of unused rolls, especially since many stores don’t accept returns on ordered wallpaper. But fret not! With a little know-how, you can measure up like a pro and order just the right amount.
Your Handy Wallpaper Measuring Guide
Let’s dive into the simple steps to measure your room for wallpaper. It’s like a fun math puzzle that will ensure you get just what you need! First, calculate the area of your room by multiplying its width by its length. For example, a 10×12 room equals 120 square feet. Next, account for doors and windows – they need their space too! Subtract 21 square feet for each standard-sized door and 15 square feet for each standard window. Got closets or built-in fixtures you’re not wallpapering? Just measure their height and width, multiply to get their area, and subtract it from your total. This way, you’re customizing your calculation to your unique space.
When you’re ready to order, confidently tell them your “adjusted square footage,” showing that you’ve thought about every door, window, and closet. This little bit of extra planning ensures you order just enough to bring your wallpaper dreams to life without any leftover worries. So grab your measuring tape, and let’s get ready to transform your space into a stunning showcase of your style!
Measurement Cheat Sheet
First, you want to multiply the width by the length of your room. If your room is 10×12, that would be 120 square feet.
For each standard-sized door in your room, subtract 21 square feet.
For each standard window, subtract 15 square feet.
If there are closets you do not plan on wallpapering, measure the height and width of your closet doors, multiple, and then subtract that square footage from your total. You can do the same for any built in fixtures in the room (such as a built in entertainment center).
When you order, be sure to let them know this is the adjusted square footage, which means you have taken into account the windows and doors in the room.