An Experience Wall: Fill Your Home With Your Memories

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Most people have heard of statement walls but what statement do you want to make with a wall in your home? By creating an ‘Experience Wall’ you are infusing your home with your best memories, creating a happy reminder of all the best experiences you have had. Experience Walls certainly make a statement; you are living or have lived your best life.

Why create an Experience Wall?

Your home should be somewhere that inspires you with hope, love and joy. It is your retreat from the complications and stresses of life and should remind you of all the good things.

An Experience Wall serves the purpose of triggering memories that spark joy. Whether it is a holiday, a special moment or even a little inside joke that only you and your partner or family understand. An Experience Wall doesn’t just serve the purpose of looking good as a statement but can be a comfort when you return home from a hard day.

What do you need to create an Experience Wall?

  • A wall – it would be very difficult to create an Experience Wall without one making this the only item on this list that is crucial, the rest is of course optional
  • Photos
  • Ornaments
  • Shelves
  • Statement Artwork or posters
  • Frames
  • Plants
  • And of course a My Icon Story

Putting a My Icon Story into your Experience Wall

There are loads of ways you can incorporate My Icon Story into your Experience Wall to personalise it and make it unique to your own experiences in life. Here are a few suggestions of things you can do.

Never Forget That Trip of a Life Time

Maybe it is just my own favourite reason to leave the house but going on holiday is simply the best. Thankfully, by incorporating your favourite moments of your trip into an icon story, the memories will be right there on a wall, beautifully reminding you every day.

Creating an Icon Story is just another perfect reason to reminisce on those holiday photos again. If, like our founder Laura Lane, you love a good trip to NYC we have some special wall art that designed in collaboration with NYC & Co that can bring a bite of the Big Apple into your home.

Celebrate Your New Addition




Be creative where you place your Experience Wall. It doesn’t have to be your living room, kitchen or even a room that is yours. Perhaps get a start on your child’s experience wall from their first moments in their new home. Our personalised New Baby prints are a perfect way to do so.  

We love this babies room design from Fresh Home. The bright colours and patterns are especially stimulating for newborns. Our favourite part of this set up is the Read To Me section as there is something special about those moments when it is just a parent reading to their child. Why don’t you make this experience something you never forget by creating an icon story of all the books you and your little one enjoyed together. Not only will it look gorgeous on the wall but as years past it will be a beautiful memory you and your child can reminisce on. For certain I would have the Bear Hunt on my wall. What books would you have on yours?

It Is Okay As Long As You Understand

Your home is private and special to you. You don’t want the same old Ikea furnishing that all your friends and their parents have. Your Experience Wall doesn’t have to be something everyone can look at and understand, so go wild with your icons. It doesn’t matter if others don’t have wall art that shows the Spice Girls through shoes. If it makes you happy then pop it on your experience wall!

Make Four Walls Of Positivity

A post about bringing positivity into the home through interior decorating by Positively Present got us thinking about using an Experience Wall to fill your home with positivity.

Put some messages on your mantel and posters on top of your paint.

According to Channell Henry, the author of Muted Nation: The Skeptics Quick Guide to Tackling Depression, Anxiety and Other Soul-Sucking Ailments in a Distracting World told Bustle in an interview, “Having reminders around the house helps to erase old narratives and welcome new ones that subconsciously stick because you keep seeing it.” 

Our collection of Love Heart are a fantastic way to keep the positivity in the air. Having a sign that constantly reminds you that ‘You’re Fab’ can boost your confidence and keep your home a happy place. One of our bloggers, Holly Blossom, wrote an excellent piece on how they can support your mental health.

I have my own Love Heart Block that reads ‘Meant To Be‘. It is fantastic to have on my desk during those times when all my work is building up and I begin to stress. It is a reminder that no matter what happens it is ‘Meant To Be’.


Now You Have Been Inspired, Here Are Some Practicalities

The best part about creating an Experience Wall is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! The most expensive bit might just be the memories themselves, but now you can get the most of your holidays, day trip and exciting moments. Unleash your DIY genius and here are some practical tips to help you get started.

So maybe you aren’t a pro with some hammer and nails, don’t let that stop you putting a picture on the wall. Buy some Command Picture Hanging Strips and it is all sorted.

Budgeting can always be a concern with decorating. Experiment with where you get your interior furniture. Go on a bargain hunt at local charity shops and car boot sales. You might just find a diamond for the price of a few pounds.

Have fun with it

Hope this post has given you a little inspiration so you can turn your wall into your very own masterpiece. Statement Walls certainly look pretty but take a chance and build an Experience Wall.


Bring your happy memories into your home and never forget them. Share your Experience Walls with us using the #MyExperienceWall, we can’t wait to see them.

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  • I've ordered a few pieces from My icon Story and couldn't recommend them more. They make for amazing bespoke gifts and the service is amazing! The team are really helpful should you have any queries or issues.

    - Lisa-Kate McGrath

  • Thank you My Icon Story for helping me create a unique and personal 30th birthday present. I would recommend the website to anyone who wants to give something special as a gift.

    - Liam Whiddett

  • This beautiful bespoke piece of art will add something very personal and meaningful to our new home. Creating bespoke icons which weren't on the website was no trouble at all. The customer service was impeccable, and we are completely in love with our 'my icon story'. Thank you so much

    - Jenna Bristow

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    - Zahra Curtin

  • Thank you so much for all your help with designing my icon story! Nothing was ever too much trouble and being able to create the exact icons I wanted made my story so much better! A fantastic gift for anyone!!!

    - Ella Rayment

  • Fantastic idea for a gift for a brother in law who is extremely difficult to buy for! So pleased with result and have already recommended to others. Will definitely use the site again

    - Julie McCarthy

  • Great service from My Icon Story and we loved our finished Icon Story - which was a very successful anniversary gift!

    - Carl

  • My Icon Story really caught my eye when I saw a feature about it in Metro. It really helped me find a unique present for my wife this Xmas and our print hangs proudly in our hallway!

    - Rob Griffiths

  • Really wonderful piece, my wife loved it. Designed an icon specifically for us as well which made it extra special.

    - Ryan Taylor

  • What a great idea. I wanted something meaningful for my partner for his birthday and what better than icons denoting memories from our time together. Will definitely be telling my friends and family about My Icon Story.

    - June Richardson

  • I came across this amazing website via the Evening Standard during a commute home. We were able to create a fantastic and very personal story of our family epic holiday to Australia via Hong Kong. Within a day, Laura even added 2 icons for the Gold Coast for us to choose....the best bit about the the whole experience was the personal service to ensure we could capture an eternal memory in such a unique way. Thanks Laura!

    - Russ Thomas

  • Love love the My Icon Story I made for my wife to remind us of some travel adventures we've had over the years

    - Christian Turner

  • It brought my wife to tears with all the memories of our past she thought I had forgotten

    - Sean Garwood

  • Really loved the artwork, stylish and contemporary. A wonderful memento of our daughter's trip. My Icon Story were extremely helpful from design to delivery. I would recommend My Icon Story to anyone seeking a unique and well made souvenir of their travels.

    - Jane Allden

  • Was really happy with the print. The customer service was great and it didn’t take long to arrive. Cheers!

    - Rob Aitken

  • We loved our Icon Story print following a European trip. Beautifully made and framed.

    - Kayleigh Westwood

  • I purchased a print for my friends birthday and I can honestly say I am so happy with the result. The website is really easy to use, there are a huge variety of icons to choose from, but if you can't find what you are looking for, there was the option to get one designed for you.

    - Kirsty Elliot

  • My boyfriend bought me a print as a surprise after I went away travelling. I absolutely love it!, thank you! It's such a thoughtful and personal gift and a lovely reminder of my travels.

    - Diva M

  • My parents absolutely LOVED their bespoke print I gave them for their ruby wedding anniversary. What's more personal than something that reminds them of all their favourite places they've been together? I'm normally terrible at buying gifts, but you can't get it wrong with a My Icon Story print!

    - Abi Morrish

  • We got a beautiful bespoke print for our wedding, it has all our tables that featured at our wedding. Cities that myself and the hubby have been to. They even created a new icon for us as they didnt feature it. Brilliant service.

    - Lauren Chorley

  • We bought a print for a 50th birthday and selected a number of icons that reasonated. The site is really easy to use and if you cant find what you want then you just need to ask! We were delighted with the print and so was the Birthday Girl!!

    - Rebecca French