How to Measure

Our products are made according to your specified measurements and customised to fit your space, so it is important we receive the correct measurements. However measuring doesn't have to be a stressful affair. There's only two measurements we need. The width and height! If you follow these guidelines you can be confident you'll order enough material to cover your wall. Please only use a tape measure. Do not use your iPhone as they can produce inconsistent and unrealiable results. 



When you provide your measurements to Stories For Walls, we will automatically add a bleed/buffer onto each provided dimension. Our website calculator also automatically adds this buffer into your final price. As a general rule, all walls are skew and not completely flat, so this buffer will accommodate any measuring inaccuracies or wall level imperfections to ensure your wallpaper is not cut too short. 

Any measurements given to 
Stories For Walls by the client are solely the responsibility of the client and should be checked again against our quote and invoice. Stories For Walls will not be held responsible for incorrect sizes and measurements incorrectly quoted or invoiced. It is the customer's responsibility to check their quote and invoice thoroughly.  In the event of incorrect measurements going to print, our team will do our best to help rectify the issue as cost efficiently as possible, but if any reprints or extra material is required, this will be at the expense of the customer.

Adjoining Walls
If you are covering two adjoining walls, provide each wall as a seperate measurement along with the sequence of the walls, so that we can ensure your mural or pattern joins seamlessly. If your two walls do not have any obstacles we may be able to install as one piece (seamless material only), but we will need to see a photo of your wall to confirm if that's possible, (and advise if any further measurements are required.)

Please advise us of any obstacles on your walls. You can share a photo if that's easier. We will need to see what your obstacles are and if any further measurements are required. Obstacles are permanent fixtures on your wall e.g. windows, doors, nailed or glued book shelves, light fittings, cabinetry etc. 
Please ignore all skirting boards as we do not cover those. 

For full rooms, complicated walls or walls with obstructions or irregular shapes, our advice is to hire our team to measure for you to avoid any errors or unnecessary artwork revisions or reprints. (please see more information below). 

All ceiling measurements must be taken by our team. If you are ordering a wallpaper for a ceiling, please let us know before placing your order. Our team need to ensure the correct measurements are taken and if your ceiling will require scaffolding or just two ladders to install. Please note we only install ceilings with our vinyl self adhesive material.

Window sills and recesses
If you have deep window sills, areas behind lowered or false ceilings or curtain recesses and you would like these areas to be covered, please advise us before we measure. Alternatively, please provide all the relevant measurements to us before ordering so that we can provide a quote and ensure enough material is printed for these areas. If you have any queries, please feel free to send us a photo on WhatsApp +61400740780 and we can advise.

Need help?
If you are still having issues measuring your wall or unsure if your wall surface needs further preparation, we offer a Measuring and Wall Assessment Service. This service is provided by our installation team for a fee of AED100. To learn more about what you can expect from this service, please click here.

If you are providing us with your own image, the quality and size of your image will determine how large we can print it.

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Our packaging is 100% plastic free and we offer PVC/phthalates free materials. Our latex inks are waterbased with the Greenguard Gold certification. 

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