How to Measure Your Bedroom

Measuring your space is the first step when planning for a new bedroom, as your measurements will form the basis of your design. This simple guide covers how to measure your bedroom in just a few easy steps.

If you have any questions or concerns at all whilst measuring up, contact our support team who are always happy to help.

You will need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Graph paper (download here)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Step ladder

Floor Plan

Make a sketch of your bedroom layout using pencil and graph paper. Draw a rough outline - this doesn’t need to be perfect and should simply detail the rough shape and scale of your room. Ensure that on your drawing, you mark the location of windows and doors and which way they open.

Using your tape measure, measure the length and width of your bedroom and note down each measurement in mm. Make your way around the room clockwise to make sure you don’t miss anything and record the dimensions as you go.

Measure the length and height of each wall, as well as the width and height of each window and door, including the frames. Also measure the distance from the edge of the room to the windows and doors, and the distance between each window and door.

On your sketch outline, note any fixed obstacles you have in your bedroom that you’ll need to design your bedroom around, such as a fireplace, chimney breast, radiators, plug sockets, light switches, and sloping ceilings. Measure the width and height of each obstacle as well as from the nearest fixed point to each obstacle.

Wall Plan

For your wall plan, create a simple sketch of each individual wall on your graph paper. You can label the walls A, B, C, D to relate to the top-down floor plan. As with your top-down diagram, detail any windows, doors, electrical sockets, radiators, and fireplaces, along with anything else that needs to be worked around in the bedroom.

Measure the width across each wall along the floor, halfway up the wall, then at the ceiling.
Also, measure the ceiling height from the floor to the ceiling at several different points for accuracy. Add these measurements to your drawing in mm.

Finally, measure the width and height of any obstacles on each wall, the distance from the obstacle to the corner of the wall, the distance between obstacles on the wall, and the distance between each obstacle and the floor.

Tip: you can always take supporting photos of any areas you feel are a little more complicated or you have not represented so well on your diagrams.

Book a design consultation

The next step is to contact our design consultants and our experts can show you how to get your dream bedroom for less.

If you have any questions or concerns or need any further advice on how to measure your bedroom, get in touch and we can help make sure you take accurate measurements.



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