How to Measure Your Room
STEP 1: Using pencil, draw the existing layout of your room. Don’t worry about scale! Include the locations of windows, doors, openings, built-ins, and closets.
STEP 2: Use a tape measure to measure the overall length of each wall (corner to corner). Note these measurements on your drawing.
STEP 3: Measure each wall in detail, using this method: Start in one corner of the room. Measure the distance from the corner to the outside edge of the window casing; from there to the opposite edge of the window casing; from there to the edge of a built-in bookcase; and so on until you reach the opposite corner
STEP 4: Total the above detailed measurements; the total should match your first overall measurement. Note these measurements on your drawing.
STEP 5: Continue this process around the room.
STEP 6: Other information that would be helpful to note on your drawing: Ceiling height; location of electrical outlets; height of windows and doors, location of ceiling lights and wall sconces.
STEP 7: Measure any existing furniture, decor, rugs, or artwork that you’d like us to include in your Design Kit and include these notes.
STEP 8: You nailed it. Awesome job.
How to Photograph Your Room
STEP 1: Stand in one corner and take wide shots of the room facing all directions.
STEP 2: Stand in the opposite corner and do the same.
STEP 3: Be sure to include landscape (wide) photos as well as portrait (tall) photos.
STEP 4: Include photos that clearly show locations of windows, doorways, electrical outlets, heating vents, etc. – anything we’d need to consider when selecting furnishings and decor.
STEP 5: Take photos of any existing furniture, decor, rugs, or artwork that you’d like us to include in the design.