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Standard Wall measuring

How to Measure Your Wall for Wallpaper


To measure your wall for wallpaper, you will need a tape measure and a pen or pencil.

  1. Measure the width of your wall at its widest point.

  2. Measure the height of your wall at its tallest point.

  3. Do not include edging boards or coving in your measurements.

  4. Write down your measurements.

Standard Wall

  1. Measure the full width and height of the surface you want to cover at the highest and widest point.

  2. Do not include edge boards in your measurements.

  3. Double-check your measurements to make sure they are accurate.

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Multiple Walls

If you want your wallpaper to continuously flow across and cover multiple adjacent walls, measure the total width of all walls. For example, if you have two walls that are each 10 feet wide, your total width measurement would be 20 feet.

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Wall with Door or Window

If you have a door, window, or any other obstacle on your wall, measure the full width and height of the wall as if the obstacle was not there. The installer will cut out the area for the obstacle during installation.

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Sloped Wall

In a room with a sloped wall, measure the full width and height of the wall as if it was a full rectangle. The installer will cut away the sloped part during installation.


Wall Murals in Stairs

To measure for a wall mural along stairs, follow these steps:

  1. Measure the vertical drop from the highest point (at the ceiling at the top of the stairs) all the way down to the lowest point (at the floor at the bottom of the stairs).

  2. Measure the horizontal width of the stairs (not to be confused with the diagonal length of the stairs).



  • When placing your order, add 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm to your measurements to make installation easier and safer.

  • If you want to hang a repeat pattern, you only need to measure the height and width of the wall area, but you need to add extra height to compensate for the pattern repeat. Contact Diana Garreau Customer Support to get the pattern repeat for your chosen design.



Let's say you have a standard wall that is 10 feet wide and 8 feet high. To measure this wall for wallpaper, you would simply measure the width of the wall at its widest point and the height of the wall at its tallest point. Your measurements would be 10 feet wide and 8 feet high.


When placing your order, you would add 2-4 inches to each measurement. For example, if you are adding 2 inches to each measurement, your order would be for a wallpaper that is 10 feet 2 inches wide and 8 feet 2 inches high.

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