Technical and anatomical drawings are very representative of this design trend, and these can be found both new and old — on Etsy, in antique shops, etc. The more engineer-inspired and scientific, the better!
Rougher textures like exposed brick create a great industrial-era vibe — perfect for the Steampunk style! Adding supple textures like leather is one of the most important materials to define this trend, creating a design that is balanced, elegant, and luxurious.
Victorian-era hats, such as top hats or bowler hats, are a great design element to have in your Steampunked space! Throw a top hat on top of a foyer table vignette, or a bowler hat on a dresser along with jewelry and other fashion-related decor. It’s a fun touch that is a sure throwback to this traditional age.
Colors that lend well to the Steampunk design style are brown, sepia, cream, black, dark red, and dark green. Remember that anything metallic goes — whether shiny or brushed! Refurbished furniture is a great way to add that industrial and reclaimed vibe to your Steampunk-inspired space. Rough, unfinished textures are your friend!