HOW TO MEASURE A ROOM
An easy guide to measuring your room for your interior project
In order for us to recommend the right furniture for your space, it’s important to make sure that it’s in proportion to the rest of the room. This guide will show you how to work with the space you have – no matter how large or small.
HOW TO GET YOUR FLOOR PLAN
How to measure your windows
Firstly, get a measuring tape. Place the measuring tape at the top of the window frame or in the top inside corner and measure down to your desired length.
For a higher curtain placement, make sure you measure up from the top window frame 20 inches to achieve an elongated appearance.
POLE MEASUREMENTS FOR CURTAINS
- Fit the track or pole before taking measurements, it should be positioned 15cm (6 inches) above the window
and extend 15-20cm (6-8 inches) either side
What you'll need
Graph A4 Paper or Plain paper
Pencil & Eraser
Measuring Tape 30-60ft
A helping Hand (if possible)
Let's get started
Before we start with the actual measuring, it’s best to draw a simple floor plan, on which to plot the results.
Most rooms can be represented by a simple large rectangle, with the actual floor plan shown by adjustments inwards from this overall shape.
For example, let us imagine a living room with a chimney breast along one wall.
First we take an A4 sheet of paper (ideally with squares) and draw our overall rectangle. Then, using either a tape or a phone app, measure the overall length and width (including alcoves) of the room and plot them on the plan.
Next we plot the chimney breast on our plan as another, much smaller, rectangle coming into the room.
Facing the wall, we measure how far the left hand end of the breast is from the corner and what the depth and breadth are.
The next step is to mark the location of the door.We should also note which way it opens.
Finally, we must draw the location of the windows. Mark their width and distance to the nearest corner of the room.
And that’s pretty well it, though you may want to mark the location of radiators, TV and power points or anything else that may affect the design layout. If you have an extra high or low ceiling, it’s worth noting that too.