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What Are The Best Steampunk Bedroom Design Ideas?

There are many ways to decorate your bedroom – some are the old traditional ways, and some are different – and that’s an understatement. By different, I mean wildly unique. Something like steampunk.

Steampunk style means bringing back the days of the steam engine. It’s the décor that people of 100 years ago imagined what the future would be like.

It’s like an industrial look but with an imaginative twist. Imagine yourself directing a sci-fi fiction movie.

What would a bedroom in your movie look like? That’s what steampunk is about. So let’s discuss some imaginative steampunk bedroom ideas.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a submarine as a kid, this is the time you can do it. Walls that look metallic. Art pieces hung on them that look like they’re the windows of a submarine and an old fan on the ceiling. 

Complete the look with a metallic bed. Some might think this is taking things to an extreme, but if you’re going steampunk, you’re already hitting the boundaries of your imagination. Is it over the top? You bet it is, but why stop? Give it the touch that would make anyone want to take a look around.

Gear It Up

When it’s time to decorate the dressing table in your bedroom, how do you give it the steampunk look? Easy – get big and small gears and arrange them correctly (hint: gears are always aligned with each other). Then, install mirrors inside the gears.

The best thing about steampunk is that depending on the decoration style; it can look romantic or look like it has come directly from a horror movie (like Saw). So get the right look according to your tastes and preferences.

Old Map Of The World On Your Wall

If you’re an explorer, let it reflect through your interior designs. A world map and an old and worn-out one will be perfect with that look. Then, add a small globe pattern design to show your true passion for exploring the world.

Having a map has the same effect as having a mini library in your home. While a library shows your intellectual prowess, a map on the wall shows your interest in geography. A map on the wall looks so powerful and eye-catching that you don’t need anything else to add to that theme.

Hanging Light Bulbs Over The Bed

This one is steampunk and romantic. Round light bulbs hanging in a string over your bed. The plain brick wall behind the bed adds to the steampunk look. The wooden stairs next to the bed don’t just add to the raw look but also are space-efficient.

Instead of a side table, you can use stairs as they give extra space for keeping things. The metallic bed pillars don’t just help in hanging the light bulb string but also give an industrial look to the room.

Add A Gyro Crystal Chandelier

A gyro crystal chandelier is a great way to add that sci-fi look to any room. Then, make the room more steampunk by adding gears and globes. A few old-looking leather briefcases will also help you do the trick.

Add some science glass bottles in the background for an even more prominent look. Ever wanted to look like a mad scientist? Now’s your chance! Get the Johnny Depp steampunk look with such interiors. Whether you’re a fan of Edward Scissorhands or Sleepy Hollow, you’ll love the steampunk look.

Rotting Out Globe

You don’t necessarily have to redo the entire bedroom. Keeping small steampunk things in your bedroom can also give it a look you desire. For example, check out this globe that looks like the cloth is rotting out. However, the metal frame of the globe also looks rotting, thus adding to the whole ambience.

There’s a filament bulb inside it and small wheels and gears near the base. Small magnifying lenses are attached on top. It will give the perfect industrial and steampunk look to your bedroom. 

Try A Steampunk Photo Frame

Rusty and burned metallic looks along with gears in the corner. I mean, can you ever create a steampunk look without gears? Several gears fit into each other perfectly. And even if they don’t fit, who cares? 

A set of wings on one corner along with a filament bulb. That’s the essence of steampunk boiled down in one photo frame. Steampunk look is getting popular, and you can get this photo frame anywhere. But if you don’t, it’s pretty easy to make too.

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Steampunk Wall Clock

Presenting a highly detailed steampunk wall clock. There are gears and chains, and it feels like this clock is hiding something. Perhaps a secret room opens up when you rotate certain gears in a particular way.

Of course, it will take some time to get used to it. It’s not easy to tell the time when there are so many gears, chains, padlocks, and what not to steal your attention.

Add this to your bedroom wall, and it will be an instant showstopper. However, it’s so beautiful that you might want to keep it in your living room instead of the bedroom.

A Steampunk Octopus Wall Plaque

This art piece made of bronze will add to the steampunk look of your bedroom. It’s wearing thick glasses that are classic of the steampunk look. Also, could you take a look at its tentacles?

Magnificently crafted, the tentacles give off an evil look that we’ve got used to (thanks to Dr Octopus and Blackbeard. And who can forget Cthulhu?)

Somehow, octopus creatures have gained a negative connotation in TV and movies. Use this wall plaque to create that steampunk image that says I’m a bad boy/girl.

Steampunk Bed Linen

You don’t have to invest in expensive room makeovers or even art pieces to get the right bed linen for a steampunk look. Instead, check out this steampunk cat on the pillowcases and bed sheet.

The cat is made of metal, speaking of which, the entire line has the colour of the rusted out metal. Covered with gears, this kitty has pocket watches inside its body and glowing yellow eyes. Very steampunk! And if you have something extra in your budget, you can always add something more to the look by buying matching art pieces or photo frames.

A Wall Full Of Gears

What looks like an assortment of gears made of rusted metal is wallpaper. Finally, a simple solution to give your room a look you’ve wanted for so long. You can also hang some gears over the wall to give it a 3D look.

But even if you don’t want to go that extra mile, this wallpaper is steampunk enough to give your room that vintage and rustic look. Try this wallpaper, and your visitors will feel that they’re a part of a sci-fi movie.

Steampunk Guy Fawkes Mask

Whether or not you’re a fan of the hacking group Anonymous or the movie V for Vendetta, a Guy Fawkes mask always looks stylish and mysterious. And combine that with the steampunk style; you have two masterpieces in one.

A simple Guy Fawkes mask painted in the bronze shade with a couple of gears scattered here, and there will be the perfect art piece for your bedroom wall. If you’ve already installed the steampunk wallpaper and have the steampunk bed linen, try it for a complete look.

Keep A Couple Of Old Bottles

Old fashioned bottles that look ragged and dirty can add to the steampunk look of your bedroom. They look like bottles of magic potion that have come right out of the sets of Alice in Wonderland. 

They may contain wine for when you want to relax with a book and a glass of wine or even plain water – whenever you drink out of them, it will seem like magic, and anything can happen! You can buy them in a steampunk look or purchase plain vintage chemistry bottles and paint them that way.

A Steampunk Table Lamp

The room’s theme is reflected through its walls, art pieces, and certain add-ons. And a table lamp kept on the side table isn’t far behind. Check out this unique table lamp with a steampunk design – something sort of a movie projector. 

This unique look will look great in two settings – steampunk and movie freak. So when you want to give a makeover to your room, this table lamp will still be there.

To give it a more steampunk look, you can replace its bulb with a filament one.

Steampunk Side Tables

Here’s the perfect side table if you’re looking for furniture that gives the steampunk vibe. Small and compact, it is grey coloured and has a gear design. In addition, it is dark grey on top and has gear prints on it.

To add to the steampunk aesthetics, you can change the knobs and add some gear-shaped ones. Rust colour always goes well with this look. This side table combines the British Victorian era with fantasy and steam engines. 

Ship’s Wheel For Steampunk Look

Gears aren’t the only thing that gives a steampunk look. A ship’s wheel kept with old leather briefcases gives the perfect steampunk look. Check out this arrangement that can serve as a side table or a bedroom bench.

If you go through some old family heirlooms, you might find a couple of leather briefcases there. These briefcases not just looked great but were also very durable. Just buy a ship’s wheel and place it next to the stack of leather briefcases.

Steampunk Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan like no other, the steampunk fan has not three or four blades but many. Not very aerodynamically correct, but it does give a very rustic look. It comes with a filament bulb that’s typical of steampunk design.

The blades of the fan look old and worn out. You can create this look by painting it with rust colour paint. But make sure you don’t finish the paintwork properly, or it won’t give a worn outlook.

The Mad Hatter Look

And we’re back with more of Johnny Depp. Again, something about him says different, unique, and steampunk.

The Mad Hatter hat is a perfect art piece to keep in your bedroom. A mechanical clock on the front, gears, chains, and keys, will be the perfect showpiece that reflects your love for steampunk. Of course, the hat must be grey if made of fabric. If it’s made from leather, then brown would look good.

And if you want to get up and go outside, make sure you wear it so your friends can know you’re a committed and dedicated steampunker.

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A Boat Bed

What kind of a bed would look good in a steampunk bedroom? It has to be extraordinary. You cannot use a simple bed when going all over the wild steampunk look.

Check out this boat bed. It looks like something right out of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The sides look like leather belts have strapped them, and the boat’s material seems to be green and wearing out – perfect for the steampunker who likes being on a voyage to their world of creativity.

Steampunk Musical Instruments

Being steampunk doesn’t mean you can’t show off your love for music. Here’s something that will let you combine your steampunk taste with your taste in music – a steampunk guitar.

This guitar is made of brass gears and wires and cords that divide the guitar into two parts. And despite its unique look, you can play it well, so if you’re planning to impress a visitor with your music skills and want to showcase your steampunk interest to them, this is the perfect concoction. 

Stacked Leather Briefcases

If you have a couple of leather briefcases, use them as a side table. But if you have a whole lot of them, arrange them into a wall.

This wooden frame is custom made according to the sizes of the briefcases. So you don’t have to have so many briefcases and boxes to use this design. Even if you have a few of them, you can get a wooden frame for them.

It’s a unique way to pack up your things in organised storage (since you can pack up all your clothes and keep them in) and have a steampunk look.

A Furnace From Another World

If you like warming up your bedroom the old fashioned way, you’d love a furnace. Give your furnace a metallic look and get steampunked. The dragon is for those who also love the LOTR (Lord of the Rings) or GoT (Game of Thrones) series. 

The furnace is installed in front of a plain brick wall. You can put some gears on the wall to complete the steampunk look.

Hang Old Maps On Your Wall

As formerly discussed, among the most typical items used to decorate a steampunk bedroom are old maps.

These can either be held on the wall or even used as lampshades.

If you choose to utilise this specific product in your interior, it’s important to keep something in mind: the older the map looks, the better it will make the area appear.

Purchase A Globe

Terrestrial globes are popular items in the steampunk bedroom design style because they are antique pieces.

If you decide to look for this particular item, make sure that it looks really old for it to accentuate the space helpfully.

Plus, it’s also an item that kids will love to spin repeatedly.

Make Use Of Exposed Bricks

If any space in your house’s interior includes any exposed brick, do not cover it up, but you should display it.

Nevertheless, if you discover that your home’s structure won’t enable you to do that, you can always use wallpaper.


Look no further than steampunk if you’re looking for a unique bedroom design that will make your guests double-take. This style is all about mixing old-world elements with modern technology, and the results can be stunning. We’ve put together a few of our favourite steampunk bedroom ideas to get you started, but feel free to experiment and come up with your designs too. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn any bedroom into a true work of art. 

FAQs About Builders Melbourne

What Is Steampunk Style Interior Design?

A mix between elegant Victorian interior accessories and the strength of industrial elements, steampunk is an interesting genre of the interior design world. It’s a fusion of a few well-known styles, with key elements that set it apart from the rest.

What Style Is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that combines futuristic technology with designs based on 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk is typically retrofuturistic, which blends old-fashioned styles with futuristic technology.

What Is A Steampunk Bathroom?

Steampunk bathroom is a mannish kind of bathroom that makes a solid statement. The steampunk bathroom decor often embraces an industrial vibe, and it is made of elements like copper pipes, brass, and other mechanical items to fuse a strong Victorian groove.

What Is Steampunk Art?

Steampunk is an art, fashion and culture movement inspired by the industrial revolution. A form of nostalgic futurism, steampunk imagines a future where technology never expanded past steam engines and tesla coils.

What Is Industrial Interior Design?

The architectural elements within a space define industrial interiors. Other styles hide the piping and ductwork, but industrial embraces those elements, making them a focal point. Industrial interior design is raw, almost unfinished, providing a casual atmosphere relaxing to live in.

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