Steampunk decor enthusiasts will know that there’re something interesting and addictive in old style interior features. For them, the older and the more exotic and the more complicated interior setups, the better.
Steampunk is a style genre which often highlight important features of Victorian and early modern eras, and digest them into a new vintage-futuristic style. Now if you want to have inspiration on this unique style, we offered 20 best of them.
1. DIY Bookshelves Steampunk Decor from Metal Pipes
A lover of steampunk movement knows better that schools are heavily influenced by the Victorian era and the first era of modern times. Yes, those are the peak eras of industrial revolution, mainly with the first one.
From the Victorian era (mid 19 century up to the end of the century), you may find the strong characters of the era like raw industrial pipes, elaborate stylings, and massive structures. Those characters now often present on steampunk themes.
Like to try a DIY project with steampunk style? Here we pick you one easy enough for you, even if you only have basic crafting skills, because you only need to joint pipes into a beautiful bookshelf like this. It’s easy. Isn’t it? Finish it in copper paint to add the steampunk vibes.
2. Cheap but elegant Decor for Steampunk-themed Bedroom
Steampunk styles are not limited only in home interior or exterior styles. In general, the styles pervade almost all aspect of our life, from the movie themes, print or digital media, and even up to the fashion styles.
With the roots deep in the early industrial revolution two centuries ago, the styles present unique stylings with all the previously mentioned characters. If you think steampunk styles dark and heavy, try this cheap steampunk home decor.
In this idea, you don’t need to scour some thrift stores or the similar. This time you only need a suitable steampunk wallpaper for your room. This old style typewriter suits well with the vintage brown bedroom and its bedding materials.
3. Colors Theme for Steampunk Home Decor?
When you think about steampunk colors, you probably get stuck to the dark and heavy colors of the past, like Victorian black, golden yellow (or brass), or materials with darker color shades inspired from velvet window dressings.
But, fortunately, now you can combine the Victorian era styles of steampunk decor with any of modern touches. In this idea, you’ll meet a working station on modern steampunk theme. Here you combine the old world industrial characters with modern colors.
You meet a room partition in an old world big metal structure style and carved woods for the working table. All the setup are set in a room colorfully painted with several modern color tones, like blue, brown, and green colors.
4. Luxurious Steampunk Victorian Living Room Decor Ideas
A Victorian house, especially the high-end, often has a sunroom as its one of the most important features. This is where, aside from the drawing room, the masters of the house can show their personal tastes.
Sun is rare commodities in the often foggy England, hence the sunroom ideas. A sunroom is the place where you can enjoy the sun in all the Victorian grandeur and in all occasions. It’s probably one of the most prestigious feature in Victorian house.
If budget won’t be a matter to you, now you also can have a modern version of the sunroom. Of course, you’ll have it with all the modern convenience –like this example. You can have the room as a living room or an entertainment room. It’s up to you.
5. Old Maps to Decor your Steampunk Dining Room
You’ve seen some of the loveliest decor for a steampunk interior style. And so far you’ve played with solid oldies materials and colors. But also can have a thick steampunk style only by using old maps like this idea.
A map, especially from the early 1800s or 1900s editions always present quaint vintage feelings that the modern interior designers love to catch and then incorporated to their modern steampunk interior decor designs.
Old maps, the big one like in the example, also serve as kind of wallpaper for the room. Combined with the rustic theme of the interior, the maps also offers an air of old graceful elegance to the room –in this case is a rustic dining room.
6. Mid Century Living Room with Steampunk Vibes
Just what is steampunk style? A steampunk theme is not just a room (if it’s a part of an interior design) full of antiquated gear in a gloomy setting. The style has a belief that in some twisted future, our civilization will adapt the now extinct steam power era technologies but with futuristic touches.
The style, just like any other styles, also has the flexibility to blend in with the other styles. These resent years we see the 50s style, the Mid Century, is on the rise again –along with its iconic materials like plywood, concrete, and other.
This living room is a perfect example of steampunk decor and Mid-century styling. In this elegant room you find the raw rustic 19s industrial cabinets (with all the old gears and steampunk lamps) works nicely with the iconic leather Egg chair of the 50s.
7. Exposed Brick Walls for Strong Steampunk Decor Background
Among several items often used in decoring a room in a steampunk theme, bricks also offer the old vintage tones you need from the theme. If your rooms have naked wall bricks, that will even better. Because steampunk style often make use of these naked wall.
Exposed brick walls, along with copper stuff and naked plumbing, are staple in a steampunk home decor. Just like the Scandinavians who love to use minimalist and naked features, the steampunk lovers also work in similar ways.
The image in this example shows you how the exposed brick walls, coupled with rusty reclaimed corrugated tin roofs, work well as the background for this modern steampunk work station. This setup is great for a small office setup.
8. The Old Victorian Decor Ideas for Living Room
The one think of steampunk in Victorian style, you should not leave your room naked or barren of stuff. It comes from the belief of people of the era which saw bareness as signs of ugly tastes.
That’s why now you mostly see Victorian rooms, at least from modern stand point, are hectic and full of furniture and decor. Not only stuffy furniture or heavy window dressings, you also find other plants, paintings, and some other stuff.
But that’s for a bygone era, where people love to show their tastes and social status with their belongings or their deft hands in arranging stuff in the room. Now, you need only pick one of the nicest ideas to have a modern steampunk room.
9. Modern Living Room with Minimalist Steampunk Décor
After a brief time of Edwardian in the early of 20 century, the world enters the modern era. That, at least, from the most general timeline, for you also can pinpoint other eras between the two, like the roaring twenties, Bauhaus, and else.
The two eras still has strong influences in this 21 century, with their revival in the contemporary interior designs. Then you’ll see them in each of their own style (with their own characters) injected with contemporary styles; or in combination of both.
And now that you love modern style but also have the heart of steampunk, why not combine both in a living room? Like this example. In this example you have the minimalist look of modern living room spiced with a collection of steampunk living room decor.
10. Steampunk Bedroom in Nautical Theme with Unique Portholes
Steam styles may draw inspiration from many sources from the past. The styles may get the idea from the futuristic novels of the era. And this living room gets the theme from Jules Verne’s novel, 20.000 Leagues under the Sea.
After its release in 1870, the novel brought the mind of Victorian people (though the novel first released in French by a French author) to wander and fill their imagination with all 1800s future fantasy.
Fast forward to this day, you still can enjoy the style of a century ago with this bedroom steampunk décor. This room is inspired by the Verne’s novel, complete with its all the nautical features –with the vintage portholes being the most prominent.
11. Modern Bedroom in Victorian Black-Red Colors
Sometimes, just sometimes, colors can represent an era far effectively than other features in a room. When you find bright colors contrasting to each other in a room, you probably remember of 50s colors, black-white to Scandinavian one, and more.
The steampunk style, which is influenced heavily by the steam power of the first industrial era, also has its own characteristic colors. If the Victorian people love soft and subdued colors, the steampunk enthusiasts can pick black and red for stronger steampunk atmosphere.
Seeing this picture, you probably remember two prominent colors of the old world era here, the Victorian black on the bunk bed and velvet red on the bedding and reading couch. This steampunk colors blend in well with the minimalist modern room.
12. Old Plant Anatomy for an on budget Steampunk Room
In mid 800s, England experienced economic booms from her business all around the world. Suddenly all the fancy stuff (once only reserved for the higgest social classes) are now become available, complete in their affordable prices.
The first boom of middle class now happened with all the impacts. Rooms now full of furniture and decor. With all the economic strength, travelling was also really affordable. Exotic plants also become an obsessions, so you often see that their living room are full of plants.
Now, as its legacy, you also can use some of its antic plant anatomy posters to decor your room. If you’re on budget, that’ll be an affordable way to steampunk your room as well. Along with the posters, you may add wood specimens or antic phone like the example. It’ll be great.
13. Bed Room Idea in Contemporary Steampunk Theme
We have lengthy talk about Victorian impacts on steampunk style. But, as briefly mentioned before, the style is not the only one that influences steampunk theme. You also have the early modern style to be considered.
For the reason, you often see some early modern furniture (say, the Bauhaus furniture) complement a steampunk room. They offer balance to the Victorian or Edwardian features which often dominated the theme.
In this image, we offer you a steampunk bedroom in modern steampunk theme. All are light and rustic with all the wood structures. The only trace of steampunk are only the big wall clock decor and antic stuff on the left. On the right, to balance them, are of modern furniture.
14. Modern Home Office Decor with a Splash of Steampunk Style
For Home decor, steampunk themes are like spices. It’s up to you how to use them. If you like to have thick or ‘savory’ taste, you need to add the themes generously into your room –just like the typical steampunk-themed room in this list.
But, some of us may be want something light and modern –though it still has the steampunk ambiences. If you are one of the type, this big working station should be on your list when considering to have one.
This modern home office should be modern in its minimalist and efficient setup. But, the owner like to have vintage stuff to spice up the room. So he grab vintage wooden table that often you see on old workshops and the accompanying chairs.
15. Modern Mid-Century Steampunk Living Room
Yes, now we’d like to bring you to steampunk living room with modern theme. After so long in the past, with all the complicated features and often dark atmosphere, now it’s time to enjoy the minimalist and cheerful steampunk modern theme.
The background for this living room is straight out of 50s styles. You can see the iconic fifties wall tiles and its partner, the plywood wall are dominating the room. The futuristic stuff is only the flat TV and its sound system, the rest are of vintage things.
Adoring the ceiling are some cool replica of early modern achievements like the zeppelin replica, war plane machine’s head, vintage exhaust van and more. A better arrangement makes all those stuff look neat and awesome –and, of course, so steampunk in their look.
16. Vintage Steampunk Working Space with DIY Industrial Shelves
Why do you love steampunk styles? The answers may vary. But the most obvious probably beacuse the styles look stand out in this contemporary era. It’s better in representing your ‘different’ tastes on interior designs.
In this idea, again, you find one of the coziest working table in this list. The setup is simple, it consists only of a vintage working desk flanked with two tall movable industrial shelves. The shelves are also of simple structure that you even can make it in your DIY project.
To complete the setup, you need simple decor which truly representing the spirit of the old days, to explore the world. For the reason, an old big map will works well for with the overall setup you’ve made before.
17. Herbarium as Cheap Decor of a Steampunk Room
The Victorian people love to hunt exotic plants. When the found a specimen, they also love to collect of the samples in the form of herbarium. They often collect the sample in special books, or hung them for easy access and beauty as well.
Now if you want to have cheap steampunk decor, a collection of herbarium also can be a better alternative. If you want to make the herbarium in DIY style, the most important stuff you need to have are several old picture frame, like these example.
As for the plant specimens, it’s up to you. You don’t have to find rare plants. Just find some leaves of flowers you like most. To add the exotic air, add details for each of them plants. Hung them before your study desk and you have a cheap but impressive steampunk study room.
18. Steampunk Bathroom in Industrial Style with Copper Pipes
Steampunk cannot be separated from metal structure or decor. The materials are one of the most important ingredient in making a complete steampunk interior. Some of the often used materials are bronze, gold, wrought iron, and copper.
What about the colors? If you have particular liking with the Victorian era, you should try subdued colors, like gray, sage, rose pink, or lavender. If you want to add some warm colors, try teal, mustard yellow, or burgundy.
As for this bathroom idea, you have an array of styles line up and combine into a single beauty. The industrial style pervades this bathroom with its naked plumbing. Meanwhile the closet itself remind you of a vintage closet, with the copper piping complement the vintage vibes.
19. Contemporary Steampunk Living Room in Eclectic Style
Being eclectic means that you have a taste for wide range of styles. It’s not only applied on interior design, but in other areas as well, like in fashion, hobbies, music preferences, and any other. In this example, you meet an eclectic steampunk living room.
Yes, you can see the solid and heavy wood structures of Victorian era. On further end, you also see view window with its Gothic lines. Meanwhile, on the right side, wood contemporary minimalist stairs and partition balance the Victorian side.
All those living room features and decor enclosed a contemporary living room –complete with its contemporary colors and patterns. All the elements work together, resulting a pleasant and warm eclectic steampunk living room.
20. Luxurious Modern steampunk decor
The last idea will easily be your most comfortable steampunk living room idea in this list. Without having to scream or fill the room with vintage or early modern decor, this living room able to get your friend impressed with its chic steampunk atmosphere.
You don’t need complicated setup for this living room. For this room layout, you play with colors and the materials. The grey wall set a sweet vintage background for the living room. An old wheel cart is repurposed as coffee table.
As important decor details, this living room has a modern geometric lamp fixture and slanting shelves, all are in vintage black. Meanwhile, to add the oldies steampunk touches, an old big map are hung on the wall.
So, that’s it. We have picked you 20 awesome steampunk decor for your home interior. We know, of course, that the list is far from complete. But, we hope that those 20 ideas can serve you as starting point for your quest in finding the right one.
We have listed here wide range of steampunk ideas, from the Victorian up to the eclectic contemporary steampunk decor inspiration. Lastly, we hope you enjoy this little article and have a nice day.