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
- Statement Artwork or posters
- 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.