Add some razzle dazzle to your living space with these beautiful, functional DIY room decor ideas and home decor ideas to 3D print.
The wild and wonderful world of 3D printing has given rise to some truly fantastic DIY room decor ideas. Whether you’re looking for a desk lamp, or a plant pot, or a picture frame, there are many unique designs that are free to download and print.
We’ve selected a handful of the best functional DIY room decor ideas below. This list will be revised regularly, so check back for new additions. And let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any of your favorite designs; we’ll add them in a future update.
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Irritated by headsets and wires cluttering your desk or table? This DIY room decor provides an elegant solution, with a model that went through the same design process used in professional design and engineering industries. According to Makerbot, Multiple design iterations and 3D prints led to the final fully 3D printable headphone stand you see here.
Who made it? MakerBot
These stackable hex drawers is one of those fantastic DIY room decor ideas that are so obvious and so simple, you wish you’d thought of it yourself. It’s a modular design where you can 3D print as many hex drawers as you need, and then simply clip them together. Further variety is added by swapping up the depth/length of each drawer, or 3D printing them in different colors.
If you’re going to adopt only one of the DIY room decor ideas on this list, then we’d make a strong recommendation for this self-watering planter. This two part design is sophisticated and tactile, and it prevents neglect of your household plants. It’s a positive win-win scenario!
Not all your room decor ideas have to be static or non-interactive. This model is a beautiful and eye-catching object d’art, with swirling lines and sweeping curves. But it also happens to be a totally bonkers marble machine, and you won’t be able to stop playing with it.
This DIY room decor idea is a challenging model for your 3D printer; a Wireframe Skull made from a curving grid of squares. Suggested uses are for holding pencils and pencils, but we’d probably use it as a place to store our marbles. We’re funny like that.
Who made it? Christian Nelson
The tile lamp is a eye-catching design from Le Fabshop which you can easily 3D print in two pieces; just add your own light bulb and power cord.
These spiral vases are a perennial favourite in the 3D printing community. They’re good for testing the capabilities of your desktop machine in terms of coping with the complex geometry. As a bonus, the end result is an elegant vase in which to plonk your flowers, pencils, or chopsticks.
Here we have a spooky gothic lantern that’d look right at home in your Transylvanian crib. Simply drop in a set of LEDs to provide illumination. And the model 3D prints without supports, too. It looks elaborate, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble making one.
No holograms were harmed in the making of this clock. The name is actually more of a pun on “hollow”, where the hour and minute hands of the clock are fixed to a circle and rotate around an empty space. Some assembly is required, along with some other nuts and bolts, but the end result is impressive.
Who made it? Ekaggrat
This is a fully 3D printed letter board, where you can compose messages using a set of 3D printed letters and numbers. Also included in this room decor idea is a set of 3 standard photo sizes, so you can make smaller letter boards using photo frames instead of 3D printing one from scratch.
The shadows cast by this double wall tealight holder are hypnotic. But the best use case is for indoors and away from drafts; or substitute the live flame for an electric LED. We have a few decent DIY room decor ideas, but melted plastic is not one of them.
Okay, a nuclear apocalypse is perhaps not the most comforting of DIY room decor ideas. But this Nuke Lamp is a beguiling piece of work, with the features of the cloud accentuated by an LED tucked inside. Should be a neat talking piece over beer and pretzels in your underground bunker.
Who made it? Sebastian Wac
With an attractive art deco style, this LED light bar will completely eliminate shadows from your workspace. The cool thing is that the structure is made from a series of interlocking segements, so it can be customized to be as large or as small as you require.
Who made it? Janis Jakaitis
Make your photos and postcards spring to life with this floating photo frame. The minimal design is simple to mount to the wall, and they are stupidly easy to 3D print in an hour or less. You could make a whole bunch in an afternoon for a quick interior refresh.
Who made it? Tosh
The LEGO Toilet Movie isn’t quite in production yet. But here’s an advance idea of what to expect; a giant sized LEGO minifig mounted to the wall and clutching a spool of toilet paper. The comedy and the drama is unravelling in your bathroom, quite literally.
Who made it? Victor Vasin
Whatever the weather outside your window, these wall mounted flower pots will always brighten up your home. Tend to your plants by pouring water through a cloud, which then diffuses the water into rain drops. These DIY room decor ideas should be filed away for a rainy day, perhaps?
A cool thing to 3D print that’s also useful, these pip boxes are great for keeping little knick-knacks out of harms way. But the really smart thing about the design is how the drawers are stackable in any number of configurations, amounting to a veritable Tetris of storage solutions.
Another skull suggestion for DIY room decor ideas? Trust us, we’re not trying to be morbid. It’s simply that the effect of light passing through the Voronoi design is really rather striking. Plus, if human craniums really aren’t your thing, the same designer has other variations in this style available.
Sooner or later, a low-poly design was going to rear its head on this list of DIY room decor ideas. So what better than a Unicorn trophy? Way cooler than a moth-eaten stuffed moose’s head, that’s for sure.
“Alexa, do you have any suggestions for DIY room decor ideas?” The Amazon Echo Dot is as personal assistant that’s fast becoming an essential gadget to have around the home. This mount is designed so you can fix it securely to any wall, where it can electronically eavesdrop on every word you say.
Who made it? TinkeringT
You know what would really spruce up that tattered photo of Uncle Jim and Auntie Rose? A baroque photo frame, that’s what. This design is flamboyant enough to make Liberace blush. Do some post-processing with gold spray paint or similar, and it’s going to look the absolute business.
The beauty of this clock is that you can use it to show off the intricate infill designs offered by your slicing software. Standard on most programmes are grid, honeycomb, and triangle infill structures, with which you can experiment to your heart’s content. Simply 3D print then add an off-the-shelf clock mechanism and you’re good to go.
These stackable 3D printed bowls are inspired by “Bucky” Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. These containers can be used as terrariums, candy jars, coin banks, or pretty much anything you put your mind to.
A small, elegant tealight holder in a low-poly style which is in no danger of melting; it has no overhanging parts and the flame is self-contained in the metal foil.
We especially like those DIY room decor ideas which are super easy to 3D print. Simple, but sturdy. Minimal, yet functional. The low-poly Lump is all these things and more. For those light-bulbs in your home that don’t have or need a lampshade, you can still ornament the base with this cracking little model.
Some DIY room decor ideas require a bit more effort than usual, but the results are worth it. This Skaterbench allows you to upcycle any standard skateboard deck into a comfy seat for your home or office. It’s made with a 3D printable joint, where a pair of them are mounted to the board where the trucks are normally placed. Just add four legs and you’re good to go!
In the shape of a hand, The Clasp can be used as either a phone charging dock, a light pendant, or a table lamp. With the plug concealed in the base, it can be attached directly to a wall socket, or it can be positioned freestanding on a flat surface, or simply hang from the ceiling. Like a tribute to “thing” from the Addams Family, the Clasp is one of those DIY room decor ideas that’s both clever and funny.
Prism is a modular backsplash system for the sink in your kitchen or bathroom. The concept is that you can create a custom “geometric” patterned backsplash using a set of modular pieces. 3D Print out any number of pieces in any color, and connect them with other signature pieces such as a planter, utensil holder, and even towel hooks.
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