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22 Awesome and Creative Steampunk Bedroom Ideas

By: Summer Hirst |

There are many ways in which you can decorate your bedroom – some are the regular old 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 how the future will be like.

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

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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If as a kid, you’ve ever wanted to be in a submarine, 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

Gear It Up
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When it’s time to decorate the dressing table in your bedroom, how do you give it the steampunk look? Easy – get big gears and small gears and arrange them in the right way (hint: gears are always aligned with each other). 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). Get the right look according to your tastes and preferences.

Old Map of the World on Your Wall

Old Map of the World on Your Wall
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If you’re an explorer, let it reflect through your interior designs. A world map, and an old and worn out at that, will go perfect with that look. Add a little globe pattern design to show your true passion to explore 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 in fact, you don’t need anything else to add to that theme.

Hanging Light Bulbs Over the Bed

Hanging Light Bulbs Over the Bed
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This one is steampunk and romantic. Round light bulbs hanging in a string over your bed. The raw brick wall behind the bed is adding to the steampunk look. The wooden stairs next to the bed don’t just add to the raw look but also is 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 are also giving an industrial look to the room.

Add a Gyro Crystal Chandelier

Add a Gyro Crystal Chandelier
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A gyro crystal chandelier is a great way to add that sci-fi look to any room. 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-y glass bottles in the background for an even 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

Rotting Out Globe
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You don’t necessarily have to redo the entire bedroom. Keeping small steampunk things in your bedroom can also give it the look you desire. Check out this globe that looks like the cloth on it is rotting out. The metal frame of the globe also looks rotting, thus adding to the whole ambiance.

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

Try a Steampunk Photo Frame

Try a Steampunk Photo Frame
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Rusty and burned metallic looks along with gears in the corner. I mean, can you ever create a steampunk look without gears? Several gears that 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 in case you don’t, it’s pretty easy to make too.

Steampunk Wall Clock

Steampunk Wall Clock
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Presenting, a highly detailed steampunk wall clock. There are gears and chains and it gives a feeling that this clock is hiding something. Perhaps a secret room that 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. In fact, it’s so beautiful that you might want to keep it in your living room instead of the bedroom.

A Steampunk Octopus Wall Plaque

A Steampunk Octopus Wall Plaque
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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, 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 also says I’m a bad boy/girl.

Steampunk Bed Linen

Steampunk Bed Linen
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You don’t have to invest in expensive room makeovers or even expensive art pieces for a steampunk look – just get the right bed linen. Check out this steampunk cat that’s on the pillowcases and bed sheet.

The cat is made of metal, speaking of which, the entire linen has the color of 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

A Wall Full of Gears
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What looks like an assortment of various gears made of rusted metal is actually a wallpaper. A simple solution to give your room the look you’ve been wanting for so long. You can hang some gears over the wall to give it a more 3D look as well.

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

Steampunk Guy Fawkes Mask
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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 and 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

Keep a Couple of Old Bottles
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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

A Steampunk Table Lamp
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The theme of the room 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 that has 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

Steampunk Side Tables
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If you’re looking for furniture that gives the steampunk vibe, here’s the perfect side table for you. Small and compact, it is grey colored and has a gear design on it. 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 instead. Rust color always goes well this look. This particular side table combines the British Victorian era with fantasy and steam engines. 

Ship’s Wheel for Steampunk Look

Ship’s Wheel for Steampunk Look
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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 as well. 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

Steampunk Ceiling Fan
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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. This look can be created by painting it with rust color paint. but make sure you don’t finish the paintwork properly or it won’t give a worn outlook.

The Mad Hatter Look

The Mad Hatter Look
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And we’re back with more of Johnny Depp. There’s something about him that says different, unique, and well, steampunk.

The Mad Hatter hat is a perfect art piece to keep in your bedroom. A mechanical clock on the front along with gears, chains, and keys, this will be the perfect showpiece that reflects your love for steampunk. Of course, the hat has to be grey if it’s 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.

A Boat Bed

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

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

Steampunk Musical Instruments

Steampunk Musical Instruments
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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, it can be played well so if you’re planning to impress a visitor with your music skills and you also want to showcase your steampunk interest to them, this is the perfect concoction. 

Stacked Leather Briefcases

Stacked Leather Briefcases
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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. 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 organized storage (since you can pack up all your clothes and keep in them) and also have a steampunk look.

A Furnace from Another World

A Furnace from Another World
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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 raw brick wall. You can put up some gears on the wall to complete the steampunk look.

It’s Unusual and Fun!

When you think outside the box, something like a steampunk is created. It’s sci-fi and modern, and an art in itself. Think about the Victorian era and the science of that time. That, my friends, gives birth to steampunk. Of course, being a Johnny Depp fan also helps. 

These are just some steampunk ideas I had on the top of my head (or Mad Hatter’s hat if you may). Use your own creativity, some springs, gears, and chains and you’ll have the perfect steampunk design ideas.