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 may be unsure of 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 paper 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 papers in whole-foot (or round centimeter) increments. It can also be good to order slightly longer rolls in general, to ensure that any vagaries of architecture or slight differences in height along the wall can be compensated 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”.

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:

Detailed Instructions for Imperial and Metric Measurements can be found here.

 

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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