5 Classy Ways To Incorporate Star Trek Into Your Home Decor

From 1966 to 1969, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy starred in the original "Star Trek," a television series that would go on to become one of the most iconic franchises in TV history (via Vulture). Although it only ran for three seasons, "Star Trek" broke many of the stereotypes of its era by casting a diverse cast of characters. Since then, "Star Trek"'s popularity has only grown, with TV spinoffs like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Picard," 13 movies (and counting), three animated series, countless memorabilia, apparel, and even home decor.

As for home decor, it's a fantastic way to show off your love of "Star Trek" and its universe. However, you might not be interested in the standard movie posters and coffee mugs. To that end, we'll be showing you some unique and classy ways to profess your love of all things "Star Trek" without being over the top.

1. Themed lighting

Lighting your home is one of the most important aspects of home decor. It sets the mood, illuminates the space for navigation, and provides an opportunity to showcase your style, such as your "Star Trek" style. In this case, you can use the opportunity to subtly incorporate the USS Enterprise or the Starfleet insignia.

This metal wall art by Afcultures, for example, is designed with LED lights that shine from behind it and make the ship's outline stand out on your wall. It's light output would work for a bedroom, where low lights are good to use before bed, or for the living room to have on during movie night. If you prefer to include all of the "Star Trek" universes in your decor, however, you might prefer this Starfleet symbol LED light.

Further, when you're reading in your bed at night, it's best to have a light on your nightstand so you don't have to get out of bed to turn off the light. It also allows the rest of the room to stay dark and prepares your brain for sleep. A lamp like this USS Enterprise table lamp by Pottery Barn could be used for that purpose.

2. Decorative touches

Clocks are a classic way to decorate a room. They're practical and come in so many styles and sizes, it's impossible not to find one that suits your needs. Even Trekkies can find a wall clock to show off their love of the show, such as with a clock like this USS Enterprise/galaxy one on Etsy. Cut from vinyl records, this "Star Trek" clock combines a vintage and a modern aesthetic that could complement most styles; plus, you'll never wonder if you're late again.

Almost every house has a doormat where you wipe your feet before you walk in. This is useful for keeping the house clean and the perfect opportunity to show off your personality to guests. While most doormats greet guests with a variation of "Welcome to Our Home," doormats don't have to be this predictable; this Chateau Picard doormat, for example, is welcoming but does so in a "Star Trek: TNG" way. Although, only those who spend a minute reading the mat will get the reference.

3. Inspired bedding

Even though the beds on board the USS Enterprise don't look to be very comfortable, that doesn't mean your bed can't be. This Star Trek bedding set by Pottery Barn has a subtle pattern that'll let everyone who comes into your room know you're a "Star Trek" fan. However, its simple design will still allow you to use those trendy neutral color palettes. Or, you could opt for sheets like this set with a USS Enterprise pattern and dream of Captain Kirk. (Just don't bring home any Tribbles.)

There are a lot of "Star Trek" stickers and posters you can find to add to your bedroom walls, but why not go for a massive USS Enterprise wallpaper mural? It'll go with your new Trekkie bedsheets and set the stage for all your "Star Trek"-themed dreams. Let's just hope you're not wearing a red shirt on this mission.

4. Framed wall art

You could easily find a poster featuring the cast of your favorite "Star Trek" show or movie, and while those are fun to have, you might be looking for something more artistic. Of course, not everyone is into art, but for those who are into "Star Trek," you can get away with looking adult while still professing your fandom. This print of planet Vulcan, for example, is both simplistic and modern.

Maybe you've seen your architecture friend hang building blueprints on their walls and pontificate about the structure of the design. But you're a Trekkie, not an architect! So instead, you could hang these ship prints of the USS Enterprise. They come in a set of six, so they can easily fill that big empty wall you weren't sure what to do with. Although they don't come with frames, you can easily find a set of six frames online or at any local art store. Simple black frames would go great, but antique wooden frames might bring the prints to life with their aged paper aesthetic.

5. Desk accessories

If you're lucky enough to work from home, you probably spend a lot of time at your desk, and if you have to go into work, you might want to bring some fun and personality to your office. Either way, "Star Trek"-themed desk accessories are ideal for any fan looking to incorporate their passion while working their 9 to 5.

Using over-the-ear headphones might be necessary for those working in video or audio careers and for those looking to block out the sound of their coworkers. But headphones can get annoying to store when you're not using them. They're bulky and get in the way, but you don't want them to break. This Lenard Nimoy bust is designed to hold your headphones, but you'll also have Mr. Spock with you on every work mission. Just don't forget it's on your desk and freak yourself out in the middle of the night.

For some, Captain Picard is the captain they grew up with, and seeing his control panel was an iconic part of the show. Have you always wanted your own control panel? Make it so, with this sci-fi console desk mat, available in various sizes.