One of my favorite things about steampunk in general is the aesthetic and combining it into my own decor. But it’s not just about brass, knobs, and beakers. No, because steampunk takes from the Victorian period, it draws on some really stunning designs in fabric, wood, and architecture in general.
The Steampunk Home is a fantastic blog that gleans the Internet for steampunk-themed design, often on a budget. I am continually drooling over their posts, and yesterday I was absolutely floored. The Steampunk Home profiled some octopus fabric and an octopus couch, from Anthropologie. Jaw-dropping gorgeous, I say, even if the price is completely out of reach! A gal can dream, right?
And, as they mention, if you really dig octopi, there’s a whole blog dedicated to their loveliness: Everything Octopus.
Sure, you may balk at the price of these particular items, but I bet some smart makers out there could reproduce these designs for a fraction of the cost, too. I mean, that’s what steampunk is all about.