If you’re a hopeless steampunk geek who salivates over coppery, nailhead-studded, steam-powered, exposed-gear anything, read on – this post is sure to set you on a redecorating binge.
For all you non-steampunk enthusiasts, steampunk is a literary sub-genre characterized by Victorian- and industrial-inspired fixtures reimagined on a futuristic angle. Inspired by literature by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, steampunk features historical fixtures with a sci-fi slant.
Steampunk’s distinctive style is similar to industrial style, with inventive differences. Some of the hallmarks of steampunk decor include:
- bronze and copper finishes, paired with black
- gears and gauges
- dirigibles, hot air balloons, steam engines
- raw, exposed materials
- Victorian and industrial elements with an imaginative twist
To get an idea of what steampunk decorating looks like, check out these homes (designed by or for true devotees):
(Click the above image for a tutorial!)
Are you a sci-fi geek? Which genre’s your favorite?