How to calculate Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
You’ve decided that you want to use peel-and-stick wallpaper to decorate your home –well, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen to use one of the most effective modern home decor solutions on the market. Peel-and-stick wallpaper will instantly transform a room, with a range that features a spectrum of colours, fun trends and a variety of patterns to choose from. Install it in just a few hours, and if you’re ready for something new, simply remove it – which makes it the perfect choice for renters.
So how much peel-and-stick wallpaper do you need? How do you measure it to make sure you’ve purchased enough?
We’ve got you covered with an easy, fail-safe way to calculate how much product you’ll need. Here are the basic steps.
Pick your wall and product.
Measure your wall.
Make your calculations.
Round up and finalise the calculations.
Order and install.
PICK YOUR WALL AND PRODUCT
Select the wall (or walls) you’re planning to change up. Pick your wallpaper, and make sure you know the coverage of one roll. Most peel-and-stick wallpaper products cover 2.62 square metres, though that varies from product to product.
MEASURE YOUR WALL
To find the square metre area of your wall, you’ll need to measure the height and width of the wall. Then multiply the height by the width. If your accent wall is 2.2m high and 3m wide, your surface is 6,6 square metres
MAKE YOUR CALCULATIONS
Figuring out how much wallpaper you’ll need is pretty easy. Just use this simple calculation:
(Width x height) ÷ roll coverage = number of rolls
Now simply plug in your numbers. We know that the wall is 2.2 metres high and 3 metres wide, and we know that one roll of our chosen wallpaper covers 2.62 square metres, so the equation now reads:
(2.2m x 3m) ÷ 2.62 square metres = 2.5 rolls
ROUND UP and finalise the calculations
According to the calculations in the previous step, we know we need 2.5 rolls to cover this wall. However, you can’t order part of a roll, so you’ll need to round up and order at least 3 rolls.
Pro tip – If you’re new to hanging wallpaper, we recommend that you add an extra roll to your estimate to make sure you have enough to cover any beginner mistakes. (Don’t worry – we all make them!) It’s also good for pros to have that peace of mind. In this case, we would recommend ordering 4 rolls.
ORDER AND INSTALL
Once you’ve calculated how many rolls of wallpaper you’ll need, order your peel-and-stick online at .
Follow our step-by-step guide for hanging wallpaper.
And voila! You have an entirely new space thanks to peel-and-stick wallpaper.
Quick side-note on windows and doors – You might have noticed that we haven’t specifically addressed the issue of windows and doors. If you have a large doorway or window in your wall, simply calculate the square metre area of the window or door, then subtract it from the wall area. This is what the equation would look like:
(Wall square metres – window & door square metres) ÷ roll coverage = number of rolls
However, if you have only one or two standard-sized windows or a single door in the wall you’re decorating, we recommend calculating it the same way you would a blank wall. That way, you are sure to have enough wallpaper to complete the full space.