Room Measurement and Photo Guide
It's easy - all you need is a measuring tape and your phone or a camera. Once you have all the required measurements and photos, please email them to
If you are still having trouble measuring, please send me your questions in an email as well.
Here's a great youtube video on how to measure your room if you are still struggling! https://youtu.be/QdCRtE5sKow
Step 1: Draw your room(s) outlines
Hand-draw your room(s) from a bird's eye view on unlined, white paper. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect!
Mark all doors, windows, openings, fireplaces, book shelves, other architectural features like HVAC vents including walls and floors, radiators, etc. This information is very important and will help us determine the best placement of furniture for the room.
Mark the location of power outlets with an X.
Take the photos, preferably during daytime, without flash and with all the lights turned on.
Remove any clutter from the room.
Hold the phone or the camera horizontally.
Stand at the center of each wall and at each corner and take one photo, pointing the camera straight ahead to the opposite wall, corner (four sides and four corners). Try to include part of the ceiling and floor in each picture.
Starting with one wall, number each photo and mark corresponding numbers on the floor plan. Then attach the photos in the same order.
Step 2: Measure your room(s)
Measure each length of wall segments, windows, doors, openings and architectural features – including height and distance from ground if applicable.
Measure and note the ceiling height.
Measure the entryway to your home and the room (height, width and diagonal), as well as stairs or elevators.
Take a photo or scan it.
Furniture Photo and Measuring Guide
See some examples below on how to take photos and measurements of your existing furniture that you wish to keep incorporated into your design.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org