The Future Of Decorating?

Homemade in 3D: The World of Printed Household Goods

It's no fun to spend money on mass-produced, tacky decorations and furniture for your home. Generally, those inexpensive items are poorly made and don't even look good. Why settle for unoriginal products? 

Using a personal 3D printer, you can craft your own customized objects to display in your living room, dining room, and kitchen. From home accents to practical tools, these versatile printers will quickly produce what you need. Below, you'll find some home goods separated by room, which all can be made with a 3D printer.
The first time you walk into one of those well-known household stores to buy something, you might be shocked to realize how pricey it is. $500 for a fruit bowl? Seems criminal, especially when the product in question is a simple one. 

3D-printed items are a better option, because they spice up your living space and don't cost a ridiculous amount of money. For the kitchen, you'll find intricate serving dishes, glasses, and yes, fruit bowls, all made with durable materials. Many of them can be ordered online and shipped to your door, but if you have a 3D printer, you'll want to make it yourself. 

Furthermore, those who appreciate cooking and design can have the best of both worlds with a 3D food printer. Print candies, cakes, and pizzas for your guests, and then serve them all on 3D-printed tableware.

Dining Room
Sometimes, plates, wine glasses, and quality cutlery can be even more expensive than kitchen goods, so make your dining room table stand out with a few printed items. 

For example, the design brand Freshfiber offers a set of Macedonia Napkin Rings as a free download — you can grab the design file, print the beautiful coral-esque rings, and have them ready for your next dinner party, at no charge. 

If it's a gorgeous summer day and you decide to have an early dinner with friends in the backyard, add some flair to your wine glasses with a few 3D-printed charms. Attached to the wine stem, these detailed and fun charm designs help guests remember which glass is theirs, and they're available in a few unique themes. 

Living Room

While we're not at the stage where most people can afford a 3D printer that is capable of creating furniture, you can still print your own lampshades and picture frames in the meantime. Freshfiber has designed a gorgeous Origami lampshade, which fits a small table lamp and recreates the polygonal look of Japanese folded paper. It's printable on home devices and is currently available to download, along with a few other shade designs that are also striking.

To decorate your living room walls, don't settle for generic picture frames that feel bland and unoriginal. Instead, take advantage of your 3D printer's software to create custom-designed frames that reflect the pictures on display. Use your imagination to add geometric shapes and text to the frame; then, download your 3D file and send it through the printer.

(This was a guest post)


  1. There's a whole new world out there, isn't there? Not sure if I am quite ready for it. lol xo Diana

  2. Hi Brenda! Oh, this is new to me. I don't really like the look of modern contemporary things but I can see this would be fun. I'll bet it costs a pretty penny! Are you taking care of yourself?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. My daughter and I went to a workshop in Oct and got to see one of these in action. Absolutely fascinating. Had a hard time wrapping my mind around it!

  4. My mind can't quite go there. I think I will stick with my old vintage things. xo Laura

  5. HI Brenda, I'm not into that design style, but many millennial's are. I see this style in a few new restaurants around here. We visited one for lunch. The food was good, but the atmosphere was cold and uncomfortable.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

  6. Boggles my mind! I'm a vintage, repurposed, slightly loved (used) kind of girl.

  7. I think these new printer options can be mixed with vintage in a whole new way, such as 3-D lampshade fabric paired with a vintage lamp. If the originally shade can be found, all the better, but they are so often missing. I find this to be another fabulous way to mix it up.

  8. Well..the lampshades are kind of cool!


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