You guys know how many new hobbies I’ve taken up since quarantine started. I’ve binge-watched TV shows, scrapbooked, and even started exercising. But perhaps the most surprising interest that’s developed since the pandemic began is steampunk. The industrial look is definitely trendy right now. If y’all are like me, read about the best materials to use for steampunk art and décor.
One of the most popular components to use when creating steampunk art is steel. Steampunk is all about embracing our industrial past, y’all. I want my place to look like you’ve stepped into an old railroad station when you visit. For this reason, I’m embracing the exposed beams throughout the place.
Old Copper Wiring
Everyone’s obsessed with modern light fixtures these days. It seems like every girlfriend I have has a rustic chandelier in her apartment—but not me, y’all. I like the idea of leaving things exposed. That’s why I also adore old lightbulbs hanging from copper wiring in my home. There’s something so unique about seeing the bulbs and the copper used to hang them. Copper is a great way to add some color, as well.
You can’t have an industrial look without leather. But you must be extra careful about your selections. For starters, brown leather looks a little more country; if you want things to look sleeker, then you should stick to black. Pro Tip: Buy furniture with steel finishings on it to blend the essentials of the style.
Now that y’all know the best materials to use for steampunk art and décor, you can start making creations of your own. Just be sure to do a little research in advance. For example, there are differences between ferrous and non-ferrous materials that may impact your designs. Do yourself a favor and study up on these before you start anything.