Gears & Glam: Home Décor for the Bicycle Enthusiast

Gears & Glam: Home Decor for the Bicycle Enthusiast, Downtown Des Moines Bike Inspiration

A bike is so much more than a means to get from Point A to Point B. In the past few years, biking has become a lifestyle: bike lanes are popping up in cities across the country, the Des Moines B-Cycle bike rental program is rapidly expanding, and breweries & restaurants in Des Moines are more bike-friendly than ever, with paths that lead straight to their front doors and biking apparel and gear branded with their logos for sale inside.

With a certain annual great bike ride just around the corner, we decided to pay homage to one of our favorite methods of transportation. Whether you ride 200 miles a week or just like to cruise around the neighborhood, your love of biking deserves to be shown off.

Have you been to the outdoor bar at El Bait Shop? Located in the heart of downtown, and just a few pedals away from Principal Park, this bike-friendly bar is a must-stop location for any bicycle (or beer!) fanatic. Bring this look indoors with a bright orange sectional from Jonathan Louis, Rustic Gear Wall Artno longer available and a Bicycle Wall Clock. Light up your space with a Gear Swing Arm Lampno longer available or the Tustin Tripod Floor Lampno longer available that resembles the kickstand on your favorite bicycle. Finish it off with the spindled Sun Wheel Mirrorno longer available pictured above, and your bike-friendly living room will be complete!

Your room doesn’t have to contain a single bike-shaped item to give off the cool, carefree feeling of a bike ride on a summer day. Start with round shapes, like the pattern on the Diada Rug and the shape of the Loughlin Wall Mirror (whose chain, we think, very much resembles the ones on our bicycles, though without all the grease), then add in sleek textiles like the red leather on the Global U7400 Collection Sofa. A contemporary chair like the Coaster 902 Collection Rocking Chair is framed similarly to your bike, but with a much more comfortable seat. Finally, industrial-modern pieces like the Pinebrook Cocktail Table and Prelude Wall Lamp are inspired by the shape of your favorite bike, and will make a huge statement in your home.

Help Your Gears Go Glam with Furniture from Homemakers

We’ve compiled some of our favorite bike-inspired furniture and accessories below for you to shop now or pin and reference later. All of these items can be found on!

Shop these looks! Products listed from left to right, top to bottom.

Pinebrook Round End Table | Noah 5-Piece Sectional | Industrial Gear Arc Lampno longer available | Loughlin Wall Mirrorno longer available

Bicycle Wall Clock | Acela Round Wine Trayno longer available | Silver Coat Rack | Gear Swing Arm Wall Lampno longer available

Vino Wine Bottle Shelf | Pinebrook Cocktail Table | Prelude Wall Lampno longer available | 6719 Accent Collection Chairside Table

902 Collection Accent Rocking Chair | Alanna Mirrored Box no longer available | Tustin Tripod Floor Lampno longer available | Sun Wheel Mirror

Rustic Gears Metal Wall Artno longer available | U7400 Collection Sofa | Diada Rug | Hattney Bar Table | Falconara Wall Sconceno longer available

Wine Rack Cart | Tamaki Candleholdersno longer available | Lanciano Wood Wall Artno longer available | Metro Wall Clock

Have you made your home bike-friendly? We’d love to see how! Share with us in the comments or visit us on Facebook. Enjoy your ride!

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