Happy Tuesday, my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to share with you a tip for buying or ordering the right amount of wallpaper for your project. Come see how to calculate square footage for wallpaper! (Feature Photo credit: iStock)
God gave me many gifts, but math is not one of them. So, when it comes to calculating anything, I need help. (feature photo credit: iStock) Recently I did a feature wall with wallpaper behind my desk. I didn’t bother to calculate how much wallpaper I needed because I figured one double roll would do the trick. Well, it barely covered it! I ended up piecing together the last 6 inches of the wall using scraps. (This is one of my gifts: ingenuity.) Here is how my “office” turned out. Hopefully you can’t tell where I pieced it together!?
Now I’m planning to do another feature wall in one of our closets, so this time, I figure I’ll do it the right way. When wallpaper is manufactured, it is produced in lots. So, when ordering wallpaper it’s important to order from the same lot so the color and repeat will be exact. I remember the wallpaper I used for my office was from Anthropologie and they recommend ordering from the same lot, which is why it’s important to know how much you need in the beginning.
This time I want to order the right amount of wallpaper, so I’m not stuck piecing it together again or run short. So, I googled “how to calculate square footage for wallpaper” and I chose the Lowe’s Wallpaper Calculator. (shown below)
This chart is so user friendly! Simply plug in your measurements for the length of your walls and the height. The chart allows for the number of doors and windows, too. Wallpaper usually comes in double rolls and will include the square footage each roll will cover in the instructions. The calculator asks for the coverage per roll, so you plug that in, then press calculate. Wallah! This is the number of rolls needed for your project! Here is the link in case you want to give it a whirl!
I’ll share my wallpaper project with you when it’s complete. At this rate, it’s a bit far down on my to-do list, but I’ll probably go ahead and order it whenever it goes on sale. Meanwhile, here is a close up of my office wallpaper.
This was my first attempt at wallpaper and it was so much easier to install than I thought! It was pre-pasted so I activated it with a squirt bottle filled with water. I actually think pre-pasted wallpaper is easier to install than peel and stick. With the glue, it’s easy to slide the wallpaper into place when matching the pattern. It’s very forgiving. Now, I’m kind of feeling like a wallpaper rock star! Isn’t it funny when you are so intimidated by a project, but then tackle it anyway? What a great feeling! So, I may not be good at math, but I CAN hang wallpaper!
And just to let you know, our sweet Lacey is walking around like a BOSS! It’s been just over a week since her ACL surgery. She got her cast and bandages off on Friday and she is walking, and trotting around and doesn’t seem to be in pain. And those who know her will be glad to learn she is rolling around in the grass on her back with her legs kicking high. She’s not quite ready to chase a ball or frisbee yet, but give her a few more weeks! Thank you for your prayers and kind words, they really mean a lot to us!
Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know how you calculate your wallpaper or if you use this calculator, please share! I hope you have a lovely day! Please check out my Instagram for more pictures of our home and projects! Let’s chat soon? Much love, Dell xo