Cyberpunk is no longer science fiction. This is our reality. And DIY is its name.
Buy at least one of your books. Read them; slowly. Let your mind wander deep, then come back here. You will thank me. For the rest of us, be kind to the newbie. They live in our world all the time and only now realize it. They are our relatives.
Due to the digital nature of cyberpunk and our lives today, it’s no surprise that people create their own fantasy worlds. It could be their home office, game room, or even a home theater room. All of these rooms are well suited for this interior design.
Cyberpunk interior design elements
Cyberpunk aesthetics can be divided into three main types: minimalist, chaotic, and retro-futuristic. Before you say there are more types than that, consider that most scenes in any cyberpunk game or movie are at least a combination of them. Mixing in elements of Asian or even ancient Egyptian culture is also often observed. You could also call it a pan-cultural look.
These elements seem to be very common but are used in very different ways in design types. Let’s take a look at each type and a few real world examples in real people’s homes.
Minimalist Cyberpunk Room
Great cinematic and gaming examples of minimalist design can be found everywhere. Pick a cyberpunk movie, think about where the rich or the villains lived, and that’s usually your minimalist cyberpunk room. One example is Flynn’s safe room in Tron: Legacy .
First of all, it’s Ultimate portal Bedroom designed by Randy Slavey and featured on GeekDad.com. Using your DIY skills, some sweet rope lanterns, a few collectibles in portal as well as a lot of paint and patience, Slave gave his son a bedroom worthy of the child of any Aperture employee. And made all the other dads look bad in the process. A way to raise the bar, Slavey.
Equally impressive is Lauren’s Local Bedroom featured on her website PortalBedroom.com. The site’s name might not be that creative, but one look at her room and you’ll know she’s a real creative deal.
Taking LED string lights and mirrors to the next level, Lauren has created some very impressive infinity mirrors. portal . And if you want to give it a try, you can connect them to an Arduino and control them with Siri.
Using a muted paint palette and monochromatic bedding, the feel of the room becomes real. Check out her impressive drybrush painting technique to add seams to walls. This gives a nice dull metal panel effect that evokes the atmosphere of the game very well.
Minimalist cyberpunk design elements: a. minimalist furniture, b. LED rope lights, c. 3D textured wall panels, d. electroluminescent wire (el wire), el. Wi-Fi controlled lighting, f. Arduino controllers, Mr. geometric mirrors.
Chaotic cyberpunk room
In a computer-ordered world, chaos is all that’s left of man.
You should read it in the voice of the movie trailer. But chaos is a common thread in the world of cyberpunk. Everything is made from everything else. Pieces of it, pieces of it, soldered together, fused with insane technical knowledge, low life high tech people are taking back control of their world from the cold corporate computer rooms.