How many wall decals do I need?

Posted by Fanny Desjardins on

You're interested in one of our designs, but you're wondering; how many wall decals do I need to cover my wall?

It's a question we get a lot and the answer is not always easy. Don't worry, we'll clear it up for you.

First of all, with the same number of wall decals, you can cover different areas. Obviously, if you decide to stick them really close to each other, you're going to cover less wall area than if you put them several inches apart. So, if you want a busier look, you'll need more wall decals than with a cleaner look that will require less.

We'll leave you with three different layouts that all have the same number of stickers as an example.

  • In layout 1, the elements are grouped in small clusters. 
  • In layout 2, the elements are arranged further apart to illustrate a more wallpaper like style. 
  • While layout number 3 is linear. 

Even though it looks like there are more stickers in one of the layouts, there is really the same amount in all 3 pictures.

On our website, in the description of some stickers, it is indicated an approximate number of square feet that the design can cover. The reason? It's easy to calculate for geometric patterns like circles. They're all the same and arranging them at equal distances is simple. Where it gets tricky is with patterns that have different sized shapes or characters. It's hard for us to tell you how far apart to place them because it all depends on the look you want and because they have irregular shapes, it's complex to determine a precise distance.

The main thing to remember is that the closer the wall stickers are applied, the more you will need to cover your wall. 

As of a few weeks ago, we now offer the option to purchase a full set or a reduced set of wall decals on our website. This allows you to order the quantity that is the closest to what you need and avoid waste.

Little tip!

Once you have your order in hand, if you want to test the layout of the stickers on your wall, it is possible to roughly cut them out leaving a few centimetres around. Then, you can place your decals on the wall with a paint masking tape. You can then move the decals around as much as you like to get the perfect layout. Once you are satisfied, you can then stick them permanently. This trick will ensure that the final result will be just what you expect.

Hopefully, we have provided you with the knowledge you need to choose the right amount of wall decals for your project.

If you still have questions, you can always email us at Our team will be there to help you.

And once your project is complete, don't forget to show us pictures of your decor. We love to see our products come to life in your homes!

Here are two more examples designed with reduced sets.

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