How To Measure Your Wall

Congratulations on the purchase of your new wall mural. If properly installed, your mural should stay looking new for years to come. Since, proper installation is key to the longevity of your mural, please read and carefully follow all instructions in this guide.

Why and How To Measure Your Wall

Now that you’ve decided to add new dimension, style, and life to one of the walls in your home or business with a mural, it’s time to take some measurements. First, you’ll need to decide on the placement and size of the mural. Do you want to cover the entire wall or only part of it? Where on the wall do you want the mural to sit, if you’re only covering a portion?

Full coverage is usually the best option, as it has the most impact and gives you the best value for the cost. At the same time, a partial mural will still add color and vibrancy to the room. If your wall is bisected by molding, or you would like to enhance the wall above your couch, a mural on part of the wall can add a whole new look and feel.

Whether you choose a mural to cover all or just part of your wall, you’re about to add an entirely new dimension to your room’s aesthetic theme.

Full Wall Measuring Tips

If you’ve decided that you want to create an accent wall that adds depth, vibrancy, and dimension to your space, with a mural that covers the entire wall, you’ll just need to take four easy measurements.

Height –Measure the height of the room at the left corner and at the right corner. If the floor or ceiling is not level, use the larger of the two numbers as your height.

Width –Measure the width of the room at the ceiling, and then measure it again, along the floor. Again, if the walls aren’t exactly straight, as is the case in most homes, just take the larger of the two measurements. Cutting a little bit of excess off of the mural to fit your wall will be much better than looking at a gap every day.

Partial Wall Measuring Tips

Measure the space on your wall that you want your mural to cover. If you want to ensure that the mural will look level with your walls and ceiling, you may want to use a carpenter’s level and some painter’s chalk to mark out the space. This will give you an idea of how your mural will fit on the wall and in the space.

When you receive your mural, you’ll notice that we add a small amount of excess material for “bleed” room. This allows for odd dimensions in the room and prevents gaps. Cutting away excess is a lot easier than attempting to make up for gaps.

Measuring a Non-Rectangular Wall

If your wall has beveled or rounded corners, or it isn’t a traditional rectangle, measure it at its widest and tallest points, respectively. When you install the mural, you can cut away the excess at the points where the wall is smaller.

Is Your Wall an Odd Shape or Size?

If measuring your wall isn’t as straightforward as taking simple width and height measurements, or you have any other needs, questions, or concerns, feel free to contact us and talk to one of our design experts by filling out our contact form or emailing us at We will respond as quickly as possible and address all of your questions and concerns.