Airplane Propeller Decor
Judy Jacob | Aug 6, 2018
If you know someone who is interested in airplanes, creating and displaying models or that loves flying, airplane propeller décor offers plenty of opportunities for gifts. If you are the person, you are spoiled for choices between displays of single, double, triple and quadruple bladed propellers. Add posters, framed pictures and murals for a coordinated décor that can go with an aeronautical theme or even with a nautical one. Somehow the idea of flight is always inspiring, whether it is a bird or a plane.
Single/Double Blade Propellers
These are often around three or four feet in length, making them a nice way to underscore a skyscape depicting flying machines. They can also be used to make a statement in a narrow wall space that would otherwise be blank. Since the originals were various colors, these artistic replicas also come in a variety of colors. They can be made from wood or metal. Be sure to allow some surface clearance as they are three dimensional.
Triple and Quadruple Blade Propellers
Not all propellers were a single long piece with blades on each end. Some had three blades, while a few even had four. In addition, if propeller blades are spinning they might appear to multiply until they blur into a circle of motion. Artistic renditions of these blades combine realism with imagination, as well as the use of color and distressing.
Framed Photos, Paintings and Murals
Teaming ornamental propeller blades with photos, paintings and murals help create a unified theme for room décor. Add some rope and stanchions, beachside loungers, and maybe a seagull or two for a look reminiscent of the English Channel, or the banks of New England where a successful flight was tested and finally achieved.
Listed below, you will find ten decoration ideas for anyone who loves flight. The propellers, pictures and the mural are an inspiration for your aeronautical interior decorating. There might even be a boat propeller or two in the mix. Sea and sky mix very well together, especially tiny planes sailing into the vast blue yonder over the wide ocean. Feast your eyes on these decorations and let yourself dream of faraway places, feats of achievement, and tales of daring deeds.
Wooden Airplane Propeller
Uplift your local aeronaut’s environment with a four-foot wooden replica of an airplane propeller. Prop is brown with touches of red, with nailhead decoration around the central hole. Ideal for that bit of blank wall that needs an extra touch. It should delight anyone interested in aeronautics or the history of flying, girls as well as boys.
Four-Blade Wooden Airplane Propeller with Gold Accents
Enjoy the appearance of having an aged airplane propeller on your wall. The four-blade propeller is carved from pine, stained dark brown, and connected with a gold colored central circle. The tips of each blade are also tipped with gold. It’s likely to enrich any study or office of flying enthusiasts, even those who watch from the ground.
Picture of Vintage Airplane Propeller
Dress up a vacant wall or enliven a hallway with this black and white reproduction photo of a vintage airplane propeller. The picture is reprinted on archival white matte paper and with a narrow, black frame. It is 20” by 24”, and weighs about seven pounds – so be sure to have a sturdy picture hanger for this one.
Beige and Blue Wood Propeller
Simple propeller shape carved from blond wood and touched with blue paint. Artistically distressed, it is suitable for dressing up narrow bits of wall space or providing an accent for larger pieces. No hole in the rounded center, but the piece extends to nearly four feet and can be used to fill any narrow space in your décor.
Three Blade Metal Propeller
Realistically angled metal blades made of iron attached to a central spinner. An offering from Trent Austin Design, this will add verisimilitude to your aeronaut’s decoration wall. The unit weighs 1.1 lbs and covers an area 22” by 24”, and has a 2” depth – so be sure to plan accordingly when selecting a place to put it.
Four Blade Metal Propeller
Four metal blades attached to a distressed metal central hub. The blades are painted a bright brown, with narrow red bands, and broader navy bands with on gold tips. The piece is 45 inches by 45 inches, so be sure to reserve a large section of wall. This art piece comes from Cole and Grey.
Large Vintage Air Plane Propeller 3-Piece Mural
Perfect for that entry wall or large wall in an auditorium or even your apartment or dormitory, this three-piece peel-and-stick Wallum will certainly announce your interest in aviation or at least in large murals. It is a quick way to transform the appearance of a space, easy to apply and low impact on rental spaces.
Propeller with Three Paddle-Shaped Blades
Three paddle-shaped blades are attached to a metallic central ring. The blades are brushed matt black, with white tips and a single stripe parallel to the top of the white tip. The sculpture is 24 by 24 inches and weighs about a third of a pound. This makes it a good choice where a light wall decoration is desired.
Coastal propeller Wall Decorations
Beachcrest Home presents a set of three coastal propeller wall decorations. Silver in color, they can be placed as an accent near an entry, over a desk or beside a window. Window placement is especially effective if your window overlooks a seascape. The sea, sky and coastal propellers create a complementary theme.
Three Parallel Flight Propellers
Three flight propellers are mounted on a board, in parallel upright position. Colors for this display are varied, making them easy to match to varicolored décor or to use as a bright accent in a more or less monochrome room. Dress up the back of your desk, and entryway or even a niche with a nautical or aerial display.