How Many Rolls of

Wallpaper Will I Need ?

box of wallpaper rolls

How Much Wallpaper Do I Need?

The simple answer is, it depends. There are so many wallpaper designs to choose from, and the type of pattern match, and ‘size of any pattern repeat’, will play a factor in how many rolls are needed?

The good news is you don’t have to perform the tricky calculations yourself. All of the wallpaper manufacturers and DIY centers have wallpaper calculators on their websites, to help you calculate how many rolls are needed? 

All you need to do is record the measurements of your room to enter into the wallpaper calculator. Tools needed, a tape measure and a pencil.

Handy Tip: A metal retractable tape measure is easier to use when measuring the walls.

Standard yellow tape measure

How To Measure the Room for Wallpaper

Measure the distance around the room (the combined length of all the walls) and then measure the height of the walls from the floor to the ceiling. Simply enter these measurements into a wallpaper calculator, and it will tell you how many rolls of your chosen wallpaper are needed? It’s worth measuring twice to make sure you haven’t made a mistake.

If you want an estimation of how many rolls you will likely need, refer to the chart below using the measurements you recorded (distance around the room & wall height) for the answer. Remember this is just an estimate the actual number could be different.

Table for measuring room and rolls of wallpaper needed

E.g. Distance around a room of 50ft with 9ft walls = 9 rolls (using standard width wallpaper 20.5inches/52cm)

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