How to Measure Your Walls

Calculate How Many Rolls to Order

Ordering a Test Swatch

Ordering Rolls

 

Spoonflower offers 3 wallpaper options: Prepasted Removable Smooth, Peel and Stick Removable Woven and Non-Pasted Traditional Pebble. Our Smooth and Woven wallpapers are completely removable and created for DIY installers- making both options great for renters! Our Pebble wallpaper is more suitable for commercial spaces with a professional installation.

Note: Spoonflower wallpapers (Smooth and Woven) work best on smooth, non-textured walls, over white or light non-scrubbable latex paints that have cured for at least 4+ weeks. If you may have texture or scrubbable paints, Pebble wallpaper is a better choice for this surface. 

 

How to Measure Your Walls

Please see the image below for reference. You do not need to measure the crown moulding, and the measurements for each wall only need to include the height (in feet or cm) and the width (in inches or cm). To help ensure a seamless repeat across the wallpapered space, we do not exclude doors or windows from the dimensions for these calculations. When they are excluded the rolls do not typically align with each other during installation.

If you are have questions about the installation process, be sure to check out our handy illustration videos at the bottom of the page here. If you may need assistance with how to measure your space, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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Calculate How Many Rolls to Order

There are two different ways to calculate how many rolls of wallpaper you need. The formula depends upon which of our three papers (Smooth, Woven or Pebble) you are planning to buy. You will find the guidelines for each below.

PRO TIP: Since every Spoonflower product is custom-printed, it's like each individual order is its very own dye-lot, or print-lot. While large color shifts between orders should not be an issue, there can be slight variations if two orders are placed (and hence printed) at different times. Just like when buying commercial fabric or yarn or wallpapers with dye lots, it's always ideal to be certain to order enough digitally printed paper for your project all at once.

 

For Prepasted Removable Smooth and Peel and Stick Removable Woven:

We print these two popular Do-it-Yourself papers in selected whole-foot (or round centimeter) increments. It is good practice to order slightly longer rolls in order to ensure that any vagaries of architecture or slight differences in height along the wall can be compensated for during installation.

 

Follow these steps for:

Imperial Measurement (inches and feet)

 

1. Round the height of your wall to the nearest roll length (3, 9, 12 feet).

Example: If your wall measures just under 8 feet, not including the crown moulding, round up to 9 feet.(Note: If you are ordering for multiple walls in the same room, use the tallest wall height so that all the rolls are the same length.)

2. Calculate how many rolls you need

Take the full width of your wall (in inches) and divide it by 24”. If you will be installing on multiple walls in the same room that touch each other, add up the widths of each wall and divide that number by 24”. If the walls are not continuous, simply use this formula to determine the number of rolls necessary for each wall individually.

3. Round this answer up to the full number and order that many rolls of wallpaper.

 

Metric Measurement

 

1. Round the height of your wall to the nearest roll length (100 cm, 260 cm, 310 cm, or 400 cm).

Example: If your wall measures just under 220 cm, round up to 260 cm.(Note: If you are ordering for multiple walls in the same room, use the tallest wall height so that all the rolls are the same length.)

2. Calculate how many rolls you need

Take the full width of your wall (in centimeters) and divide it by 61 cm. If you will be installing on multiple walls in the same room that touch each other, add up the widths of each wall and divide that number by 61 cm.

3. Round this answer up to the full number and order that many rolls of wallpaper.

 

For Non-Pasted Traditional Pebble:

One roll of Traditional Pebble measures 27 feet (Imperial) or 10 meters (Metric), to covers approximately 36-40 square feet (6 square meters) once trim and pattern repeat are factored in. This may vary depending on wall height, design scale, and other factors.

Since every order is custom printed and color can vary between print runs, ensure you order enough rolls and by giving yourself a little wiggle room in calculations. Rounding up, when directed, is important.

 

Follow these steps for:

Imperial Measurement (inches and feet)

 

1. Take the measurements of the wall(s) you will be covering.

For our example we have two walls. One is 142" W x 108” H, and the other: 76" W x 108” H

 

2. Determine the number of panels you'll need.

  • Add the widths of all the walls you are planning to cover
  • Divide that number by the width of the roll of paper, 24" (2')
  • Round this number to the next whole number. This is the number of panels.

Example: 142” + 76” = 218”; 218” divided by 24" = 9.08 panels; rounded: 10

 

3. Find the vertical repeat of your design.

You will find the vertical repeat on the design preview page of every wallpaper design. Scroll down from the top of the page to the “WALLPAPER DETAILS” box on the left and Click “+ More”. The first line of information is the vertical repeat measurement. (see screenshot below)

Example: 10.3" vertical repeat of the design

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4. Find the number of vertical repeats on one roll of Pebble.

Each roll of Pebble Wallpaper is 324" (27') long. Divide 324" by the vertical repeat from Step 3.

Example: 324” divided by 10.3” = 31.5 repeats per roll

 

5. Find the number of vertical repeats for one panel on the wall.

  • Add 5" to the height of your installation wall (Step 1) for the height of each panel
  • Divide this panel height by the vertical repeat of the design
  • Round this number to the next whole number. This is the repeats per panel

Example: 108” + 5” = 113”; 113” divided by 10.3” = 10.97; rounded: 11

 

6. Find the number of panels one roll of Pebble will cover.

Divide the number of vertical repeats per roll (Step 4) by the number of vertical repeats per panel (Step 5). Do NOT round.

Example: 31.5 divided by 11 = 2.9 panels per double roll

 

7. Calculate the number of rolls you will need to order.

Divide the total number of panels needed (Step 2) by the number of panels covered by one roll of Pebble (Step 6) and round up to the nearest whole number.

Example: 10 divided by 2.9 = 3.4 rolls. Rounded: 4 rolls

 

8. Order 4 rolls of this paper

 

Metric Measurement

 

1. Take the measurements of the wall(s) you will be covering.

For this example we will be installing wallpaper on two walls. One is 360 cm W x 270 cm H, and the other: 220 cm W x 270 cm H

 

2. Determine the number of panels you'll need.

  • Add the widths of all the walls you are planning to cover
  • Divide that number by the width of the roll of paper, 61 cm
  • Round this number to the next whole number. This is the number of panels

Example: 360 cm + 220 cm = 580 cm; 580 cm divided by 61 cm = 9.51 panels; rounded: 10

 

3. Find the vertical repeat of your design.

You will find the vertical repeat on the design preview page of every wallpaper design. Scroll down from the top of the page to the “WALLPAPER DETAILS” box on the left and Click “+ More”. The first line of information is the vertical repeat measurement. (see screenshot below)

Example: 61.21 cm vertical repeat of the design

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4. Find the number of vertical repeats on one roll of Pebble.

Each roll of Pebble Wallpaper is 1000 cm (10 m) long. Divide 1000 cm by the vertical repeat from Step 3.

Example: 1000 cm divided by 61.21 cm = 16.34 repeats per roll

 

5. Find the number of vertical repeats for one panel on the wall.

  • Add 12 cm to the height of your installation wall (from Step 1) to determine the height of each panel
  • Divide this panel height by the vertical repeat of the design
  • Round this number to the next whole number. This is the repeats per panel

Example: 270 cm + 12 cm = 282 cm; 282 cm divided by 61.21 cm = 4.61; rounded: 5

 

6. Find the number of panels one roll of Pebble will cover.

Divide the number of vertical repeats per roll (from Step 4) by the number of vertical repeats per panel (from Step 5). Do NOT round.

Example: 16.34 divided by 5 = 3.27 panels per double roll

 

7. Calculate the number of rolls you will need to order.

Divide the total number of panels needed (from Step 2) by the number of panels covered by one roll of Pebble (from Step 6) and round up to the nearest whole number.

Example: 10 divided by 3.27 = 3.06 rolls. Rounded: 4 rolls

 

8. Order 4 rolls of this paper

 

Ordering a Test Swatch

Before ordering rolls of wallpaper, we highly recommend ordering a sample to ensure the wallpaper type, color and scale meet your expectations, but also to test installation on your unique surface if possible. Generally, it is best to test a swatch for at least 24 hours.

 

Once you have found your design, select the type of wallpaper you would like your order to be printed on using the (1.) Wallpaper drop-down menu. Once you have clicked on this menu, a pop-up menu will appear with all available wallpaper options. If you already have a wallpaper type in mind, you may type it into the (2.) quick-search wallpaper bar, or you may scroll down to view all options. When you have chosen a wallpaper type, hit (3.) Select  

 

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Go to the Roll Size drop down menu and select Test Swatch (2' x 1' for Imperial options or 60.96cm x 30cm for Metric options). Options displayed will depend on site preferences and location.


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Click the Add to Cart button to add the swatch to your cart. You can continue shopping for other products or complete your purchase.

 

Ordering Rolls

Similar to ordering a swatch, select the type of wallpaper you would like the design to be printed on using the Wallpaper drop down menu. Then, scroll down to the Roll Size drop down menu and select the roll length you would like.

 

We offer the following roll lengths options for Prepasted Removable Smooth and Peel and Stick Removable Woven:

  • 2' x 3'
  • 2' x 9' 
  • 2' x 12'

 

For metric length options, we offer:

  • 60.96cm x 100cm
  • 60.96cm x 260cm
  • 60.96cm x 310cm
  • 60.96cm x 400cm

 

For Non-Pasted Traditional Pebble we offer the sizes below:

  • 27'
  • 60.96cm x 1000cm 

 

Once you have selected the wallpaper type and length, you can now enter the number of rolls you calculated above in the Amount box and click Add to Cart. You can then continue shopping or complete your purchase.

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