How to measure for Wide Width Wallpapers

Our Wide Width Wallpapers are sold by the metre (like fabric) and these pages will help you calculate the amount you need to order.

  1. How to calculate the number of drops to cover a wall
  2. Number of repeats per drop of wallpaper
  3. Final drop length
  4. Final meterage for a wall
  5. Final meterage for a room
  6. Extra tips
  1. How to calculate the number of drops to cover a wall
    • You will need to measure the width of the wall and divide it by the width of the wallpaper. In this example Jasper Peony is 135cm wide.
    • So to cover a wall measuring 450cm wide you will need to divide 450cm by 135cm.
      450 ÷ 135 = 3.34 then round this up to the nearest figure ie.4
    • Therefore 4 drops of wallpaper are needed to cover this wall.
  2. Number of repeats per drop of wallpaper
    • You will need to measure the height of the wall and divide it by the vertical repeat of the wallpaper.
    • In the example below the wall is 248cm high and Jasper Peony wallpaper has a vertical repeat of 104.5cm.
    • To calculate the number of repeats per drop of wallpaper you will need to divide 248cm by 104.5cm.
    • So the number of repeats needed per drop will be 248 ÷ 104.5cm = 2.38.
    • If the design is a half drop repeat you will need to round up this figure to the nearest half of a repeat ie. 2.5 in the example above. However if the number of repeats came to 2.78 you would round this figure up to 3.
    • If the design is a straight repeat you will need to round this up to the nearest round number ie. 3.
  3. Final drop length
    • To calculate the final drop length you will need to multiply the number of repeats by the vertical repeat of the design.
    • So in this example the drop lengths you will need to cut will be 2.5 × 104.5 = 261.25 (262cm)
  4. Final meterage per wall
    • To calculate the final meterage for the wall you will need to multiply the number of drops (step 1) by the final drop length (step 3).
    • So in this example the final meterage to cover the wall will be 4 drops × 262cm = 10.48 metres.
  5. How to estimate for a whole room
    • Imagine the room flat-packed as in the diagram, ignoring doors and windows (unless very large picture windows)
    • In the diagram there are 4 walls making a total of 15.94m (4.5 metres × 2 + 3.47 metres × 2)
    • Therefore divide 15.94m by 135cm (width of paper) = 11.81 rounded up to 12 drops required to paper this room.
    • So in this example the final metreage to cover all 4 walls will be 12 drops × 262cm = 31.44 metres.
  6. Extra tips
    • We recommend ordering one extra repeat to allow for choice in positioning the design on the wall.
    • We also recommand adding one extra drop (or two if a large job) to allow for accident and error.
    • When hanging HALF DROP wallpapers you can economise by changing the order in which you cut the drops.
      • When rounding up number of repeats in a drop to a half number e.g. 2.5, 3.5 you will cut the drops for a room IN SEQUENCE 1,2,3,4 etc.
      • When round up number of repeats in a drop to a round number e.g. 3, 4, 5 it is more economical to cut drops ALTERNATELY i.e. 1,3,5,7 followed by 2,4,6,8 ...

Lewis & Wood Wide Width Wallpaper Designs

FULL REPEAT Vertical Repeat Width
Alhambra 50 70cm 136cm
Alhambra 100 140cm 136cm
Benaki 100cm 132cm
Chateau 135cm 134cm
Chateau Metallic 132cm 132cm
Ipek Damask 108cm 132cm
Jacko 100cm 138cm
Rococo 57cm 132cm
Rococo Metallic 57cm 132cm
Saskia 51cm 136cm
Womad 133cm 134cm
HALF DROP Vertical Repeat Width
Adam's Eden 108.5cm 132cm
Bacchus 114cm 120cm exc. border
(138cm inc. border)
Beech 128cm 136cm
Beech Metallic 124cm 132cm
Doves 104.5cm 134cm
Indienne 104cm 136cm
Indienne Tint 104cm 136cm
Jasper Peony 104.5cm 135cm
Jasper Peony Metallic 104.5cm 134cm
Royal Oak 75cm 137cm
Squawk 98cm 132cm

This is intended as an informative guide to calculating quantities for Wide Width Wallpapers. Lewis & Wood cannot be held responsible for incorrect measurements and therefore any shortfall in orders placed.