Most wallpaper rolls are about half a metre wide and 10 metres long, so that will give you about 3 drops given the standard wall height of 2.4 metres—about 5 square metres per roll. A normal-sized living room would take around 7 rolls, generally speaking but of course there are things like pattern repeats to be considered.

As a starting point see our roll reckoner, and double-check with your retailer when you order.

facebook posting twit

  • Common Wallpaper Characteristics
  • Wallpaper pattern and run numbers
  • What about feature walls—are they still allowed by the ‘design police’?
  • What are the latest trends in wallpaper design?
  • Has wallpaper moved on from those scary florals that my nana had?
  • Are there ‘test-pots’ for wallpaper?
  • Can I wallpaper a room myself or is it too difficult for a beginner?
  • Is it true that if I wallpaper it will be hard to remove when I want to change the look of the room?
  • What are the advantages of wallcoverings?
  • How do I decide whether to have wallpaper or paint?
    Tagged on:     
  • Leave a Reply