What Steampunk Is and How It Can Help Decorate Your House

You might be wondering “What is Steampunk?”. Imagine a world where Victorian era fashion rules people’s wardrobes, cogs and pipes are seen everywhere, and zeppelins never stopped sailing the skies. Steampunk is a style and genre based on technology, fashion, architecture, and design from the XIX Century and the beginning of the XX Century with a futuristic twist. Roughly the period that goes from Queen Victoria’s coronation (1837) to the beginning of the First World War (1914).

Some famous examples of steampunk works are the videogames Arcanum and Dishonored, the movies of Hayao Miyazaki (especially Howl’s Moving Castle), the setting of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and the not-so-good (euphemism) Mortal Engines. You might also know this style for the quite popular steampunk costumes that are popular among cosplayers.

What Is Steampunk Decor?

To put it simply, it’s your house cosplaying in a steampunk theme. You can find loads of shops online that sell all kinds of steampunk furniture, accessories and decorations to make your house a steampunk paradise.

Steampunk decor has become more and more popular over the last ten years or so. It heavily influenced the “industrial” style that seemed to have taken over many bars and cafès in recent years. You have probably seen pipe-based lamps or shelves, red bricks walls and a combination of iron and wood with a kind of classic yet industrial feeling to it. That’s steampunk decor for you!

To follow is a series of galleries to give some creative ideas to decorate your house, or part of it, with something a bit more unique and out of the ordinary.

Steampunk Toilet

Steampunk Kitchen

Steampunk Living Room

Steampunk Furniture Shops

If you like the style, you can check for shops online to try and get your next steampunk furniture. Whether you have deep pockets and want to buy some ready-made objects or you’re just browsing for ideas, here are a few websites worth checking, aside from the usual Etsy, Amazon, and eBay.

Machine Age Lamps

Knox Deco

Rustic Deco

Steampunk Desk

If the industrial style is too much for you, have a look at these other creative solutions for your home.


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