Glitter Victorian England – Steampunk Style Interior: 80+ stunning design and decor ideas

Dining room design using elements of luxury and retro technology

Dining room design using luxury and retro tech

Steampunk in the interior is a concise embodiment of the Gothic classics, Victorian luxury of old England (it’s about second half of the 20th century) and utilitarian decoration close to the loft style with artsy splashes of art deco. Appearing originally in the 1980s years as a purely literary phenomenon, steampunk penetrated into cinema, fashion and, of course, in modern interior design. Let’s try to figure out what constitutes this original and original trend in design.

Content:

  • A little bit about the emergence of steampunk
  • Copper, brass and cast iron for the bathroom
  • Retro Lighting
  • Victorian furniture
  • Vintage and antique accents.

Interesting steampunk living room design

Interesting steampunk living room design

A little about the emergence of the steampunk style in the interior

Steampunk’s father is an American science fiction writer Kevin Wayne Jeter. It was he who in the spring of 1987 used the word steampunk (translated from English steam – steam; punk – punk) as a more capacious and somewhat ironic alternative to the existing literary flow of cyberpunk.

The key difference between steampunk and cyberpunk is its emphasis on really existing or at least conditionally acceptable technologies (steam power plants, airships and submarines) and thrust to the elements Victorian fiction. A vivid example of this is Herbert’s novel Wells “Time Machine”.

And therefore, if you were reading his novels in adolescence, adored “Captain Nemo” Jules Verne, the atmosphere of the worlds of William Gibson and China Mieville, then the daring and bold design steampunk will definitely not leave you are indifferent. So where do you start?

Wall decor using mechanisms

Wall decor with mechanisms

Giant installation at the entrance to the living room

Giant installation at the entrance to the living room

Steampunk style in the interior: copper, brass and cast iron

The first thing to talk about is the cornerstones of steampunk – iron elements in decoration: elegant copper, brass, heavy cast iron or jammed metal rivets with traces of corrosion. All this as well as possible will underline the steampunk mood of your the interior.

Glitter Victorian England - Steampunk Style Interior: 80+ stunning design and decor ideas Glitter Victorian England - Steampunk Style Interior: 80+ stunning design and decor ideas Glitter Victorian England - Steampunk Style Interior: 80+ stunning design and decor ideas Glitter Victorian England - Steampunk Style Interior: 80+ stunning design and decor ideas

If you have long planned to change a boring acrylic bathroom on a massive cast-iron with carved legs – then here it is your starry hour! Complete the picture with a shiny copper heated towel rail, and in use old technical ones as switches on the mixer valves.

On a note! For a mirror, you should choose massive forged or brass frame in vintage style. Also great a variety of gears rubbed to shine copper boilers and as if breaking off halfway tangled weaving old communication pipes.

Making a mirror using a picture frame

Making a mirror using a picture frame

Steampunk style with art deco elements

Steampunk style with art deco elements.

Retro lighting and steampunk (photo examples)

The ideal lamp for this style is Edison’s retro lamps. If a in the implementation of the design project, more emphasis is supposed to be made to Victorian England, then it’s worth a look at vintage forged lamps with volumetric lampshades.

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Instead of the main light source, we recommend hanging a massive lamp stylized as an old airship. More reliable the frame and details of your flying ship are made, As a result, the entire interior of the room will look more authentic.

A huge airship instead of a traditional chandelier

A huge airship instead of a traditional chandelier

Advice! By analogy with the loft style in steampunk any open communications on the walls and ceiling look organically. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not use tension ceilings and drywall constructions. Brutalism, simplicity and some deliberate rudeness in the finish –your masthead

Wall lamps from water pipes

Water pipe wall lights

Edison's lamps will help emphasize the steampunk style.

Edison Bulbs Help Emphasize Steampunk Style

Futuristic chandelier for lighting the hall

Futuristic chandelier for hall lighting

Steampunk in the interior and Victorian furniture

The abundance of leather in the upholstery will help to beat the aesthetics of the steam era furniture. Chesterfield leather sofa and a pair of low-key classic armchairs are an ideal company for steampunk.

Old sewing tables with strict gothic forging elements in decoration can be used instead of a console table in the living room or bedroom. This is also a great solution instead of a TV stand provided that it is suspended from a wall.

Idea! Plasma screen or computer monitor can be framed gold or copper frame and wall heater or panel climate control control the old deep-sea submarine.

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As a coffee or coffee table, you can use massive retro-chest or a suitcase with an abundance of metal locks and rivets. Filmmakers used roughly the same during the filming of a series of films about the world of Harry Potter Joan Rowling

Idea! The role of an unusual bookshelf can be performed by several thin bent pipes. Do not worry if they are old and shabby, just such instances will look the most advantageous as base for puffy tomes with gilded, worn over time the roots.

Black kitchen with brass trim

Black kitchen with brass trim

Coffee table with a mechanism that performs a decorative role

Coffee table with decorative mechanism role

Vintage and antique steampunk accents.

For the final detailing, any picture needs accents, and interior compositions in this case are no exception. Even if you follow all our tips and ideas, but forget to bring in steampunk design a couple of characteristic elements of the desired era – all efforts can be nullified. So arm yourself patience and look at the things around you. You may not need to go far and a vintage telephone with elegant dusty copper handle in your garage?

From antiques you can design a very stylish interior

From antiques you can design a very stylish interior.

Advice! On the layouts of flea markets, at junkers, traders antiques and even the workers of the tram depot can be for nothing (and sometimes free) to buy the most wonderful original accessories in steampunk style. After a minimum restoration, they will be able to become your real gem design project!

Also worth paying attention to old underwoods or other typewriters. They will complement perfectly metal racks or, as an option, will become an original decor for the console.

Wall mural in a bedroom

Photo wallpaper in the bedroom

Pendant Small Chandeliers for Desk Lighting

Pendant small chandeliers for desk lighting

If you’re a fan of the aesthetics of submarines and Captain Nemo, on the wall can be installed false portholes with black or dark blue glass. If desired, they can be equipped with a backlight, thereby having solved the problem of spot lighting in the part of the zones of the room. By massive copper barometers can be placed in the neighborhood case, an elegant composition of family photos with the effect Sepia in brass, copper or wooden frames.

Complement the resulting ensemble wall or desktop darkened cards with signs of use, stains and scuffs, graphic drawings of airships or detailed drawings of futuristic steam engines. They can be laid out nicely by levels on cabinets and racks, hang on the walls.

A large mechanical watch will be a great decoration for your interior

Large mechanical watches will be an excellent interior decoration

Antique archive cabinets in the design of the living room

Antique archive cabinets in the design of the living room

Advice! Do not forget about classic gilded globes elements. Also good options for leather cards with embossed.

The last outpost in style diversity may be massive watch with Roman numerals and an open mechanism of operation. It is desirable, of course, that they, despite the antiquity, work – then you can sit in your favorite long evenings leather chair, smoke a pipe or drink English tea, watch measured clock and, of course, plan your future Adventures.

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