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How to Measure a Room


How to Measure a Room for Decorating

1. First, you need to measure the length and width of the room. Using a retractable measuring tape, or laser measuring tool, measure the room from end to end in one direction, an d in the other. Draw a rectangle on the paper and record the measurement of each wall on the paper. If your room is rectangle, then you are done. If your room is odd shaped, you will also need to measure odd corners and walls.

2. Next, you need to measure each wall. You will already have the length of each wall from your floor measurement. Now you need to measure the height of the wall from floor to ceiling. Knowing the height of the ceiling in your room will give you the dimensions of each wall.

3. Next, you need to measure the width of the windows, the length of the windows, and how far the top of the windows are from the floor. You will also need to record how far the bottom of the window is from the floor. Do this for each wall.

4. Do not forget to measure your doors. This measurement is not only important for ordering wall treatments, but it is imperative to know if different items will fit into your room. To measure the door, measure the height and width of the inside of the door frame. Also, take note of whether you have clearance outside of the room to maneuver large items through the opening.

Draw your floor plan. It doesn't matter if the lines aren't straight and the proportions aren't accurate, as long as we can read it!

How to take photographs of your room

1. Please photograph in your room by standing in one corner and take a photo facing towards the centre of the room. Once you have taken a photo of each wall as shown, look through your photographs to check that you have covered all of the room. Feel free to take more if you think it is necessary.

We do not need professional type photos, any snaps will do :-)

2. Take photo of any other feature within your room.

Measure & photo furniture

1. Take photos of all furniture items to be placed in your room design. If necessary take a couple photos from different angles.

2.Take photos of all accessories to be placed in your room design. If necessary take a couple photos from different angles.

3. Take photos of any fabrics, window coverings, pillows, etc., which will impact on the design of the space.

4. Take photos of any other item that you would like to inspire the design of the space.

Please measure your furniture. If we are including pieces of your existing furniture in the new design.

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