Metal Airplane Decor

If you have a budding Amelia Earhart or Charles Lindberg in your family, or an adult member who works with aeronautics professionally, then metal airplane décor might be just the ticket for special occasion gifts or interior decorating. Airplane models and wall art create added interest for a child’s room, the den, or the family room, and can even grace more formal portions of your house. Once a futuristic idea, airplanes have become commonplace, especially with a space station orbiting Earth and an expedition to Mars in the planning stages. For all of that, they are a part of the human exploration of the world around us.

Decorative Options

You can decorate with airplanes in several different ways. An easy method is to mount a plaque or wall decoration. Another easy method is to suspend a toy or model airplane from the ceiling. A more sophisticated method is to decorate with small sculptures or to have airplanes on items that are used around the house. Napkin rings or holders for items are good examples of this.

The Legend of Airplanes

History and myth can become mixed when talking about airplanes. Of course there are the records set by the early aviators and mysterious disappearances of people like Amelia Earhart. There are also legendary airplanes such as the Spruce Goose. Built entirely of wood, due to wartime constraints on materials, the gigantic plane was flown exactly one time, for one minute and it went a little over one mile. The giant plane was referred to in Dream Park, by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes. Airplanes were the next step in transportation evolution after trains, motor vehicles and steam engines for ships. As such, they are a part of the fabric of history.

Airplanes and Toy Collection

Airplanes were and are a part of the toys provided to children to use in imaginative play. As such, vintage toy airplanes are of interest to toy collectors – even if they are not necessarily all that interested in planes. Toy planes have been made from balsa wood, metal, and plastic. Some of them are designed to be thrown and to glide on the wind. Others were created to be propelled by rubber bands or even by small motors. Indeed, remote-controlled planes could be said to be the precursor of today’s drones. Although not strictly a plane, Icarus and his wings made of feathers and wax should not be forgotten. But airplanes are humankind’s first step off the big, blue marble, with all the romance that implies.

The perfect gift for a junior aviator or a collector, the picture of a P-548 etched on a piece of
Grey Metal Airplane Plaque

The perfect gift for a junior aviator or a collector, the picture of a P-548 etched on a piece of distressed, whitewashed iron will invoke the early history of planes. Added to the picture are two three dimensional propellers, also made of metal. This offering is from Cole & Grey, the plaque made in China.

Show your appreciation of your favorite aviator or pilot with this nickel-plated napkin ring
Airplane Napkin Ring

Show your appreciation of your favorite aviator or pilot with this nickel-plated napkin ring decorated with a twin-engine plane. It comes as a set of four, a perfect gift for a promotion, gaining a license or other special occasion. The napkin rings are from Godinger Silver Art Co., a family-owned business that takes pride in making fine accessories available.

Chubby metal bi-plane supports, fine chain and a bell to create a wind chime. Three Hands is a
Metal Airplane Wind Chime

Chubby metal bi-plane supports, fine chain and a bell to create a wind chime. Three Hands is a design and import business that has been operating for more than thirty years to bring fine collectibles to you.

This is finely worked three-dimensional metal and wood sculpture of an airplane taking off. Painted
Contemporary Transportation Wall Décor

This is finely worked three-dimensional metal and wood sculpture of an airplane taking off. Painted in hues of beige and gray, it looks as if it were taking off in the rain. This 17 Stories contemporary transportation wall hanging will be a conversation piece for many years to come, whether on a wall in your business or in your home.

This brightly colored, distressed, airplane wall hanging looks as if it is flying right out of the
Airplane Wall Decoration

This brightly colored, distressed, airplane wall hanging looks as if it is flying right out of the wall. It’s a fantastic gift for the aeronaut in your life or a decoration for your own wall. Use as part of a mural or on its own for an eye-catching conversation piece. Offered by American Mercantile for your pleasure.

Hang this one from the ceiling for a bit of nostalgia harkening back to when boys rooms were
Vintage Toy Airplane Replica

Hang this one from the ceiling for a bit of nostalgia harkening back to when boys rooms were decorated with airplanes and trains, rather than with spaceships, Transformers, and savage aliens. From EC World Imports for you to enjoy, along with many other decorative and useful items.

Perfect for that unplanned layover or just to preserve your favorite drink a little longer, this
Broun Airplane Decorated Bottle Stopper

Perfect for that unplanned layover or just to preserve your favorite drink a little longer, this brass bottle topper is the answer to not having to drink the whole thing. It is a brass spike, wrapped with a rubber seal, and topped with a chubby little brass airplane. The Broun airplane stopper is brought to you by Charlton Home.

From Urban Designs, this little bi-plane model can be hung from the ceiling or displayed on a
Metal Airplane Model

From Urban Designs, this little bi-plane model can be hung from the ceiling or displayed on a pedestal. Similar designs are also available from Cheungs, and from Cole & Grey. Excellent ornaments for anyone interested in vintage airplanes and airplane models, or for anyone who enjoys collecting vintage toys. Its cheerful colors and bright designs can go with any den or family room décor.

Wake your aeronautics enthusiast with this replica bi-plane that has a quartz clock embedded in its
Vintage Airplane Quartz Clock

Wake your aeronautics enthusiast with this replica bi-plane that has a quartz clock embedded in its frame. Originating for Ashton Sutton, it features an all-metal, wrought-iron, hand welded case, with a beige clock face. If you have someone in your family who is crazy about airplanes or is employed in a related field, this could be the perfect gift.

Dangle your bar tools from a shiny chrome airplane. The airplane is balanced on a chrome pedestal,
Airplane Bar Tool Kit

Dangle your bar tools from a shiny chrome airplane. The airplane is balanced on a chrome pedestal, and the matching tools hang from its sides. Not the thing you would normally see flying through the sky, but an item that could make a good gift or decoration for the den. Provided by Godinger Silver Art Co.

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This beautifully constructed figure of the plane is made of aluminum. It's subtle and very stylish
This beautifully constructed figure of the plane is made of aluminum. It's subtle and very stylish element of your living room, office or home office. It is elegant and unconventional. Perfect for fans of aviation, and more.
This styled wooden metal airplane sculpture will bring home an aviation theme, while you can surely
This styled wooden metal airplane sculpture will bring home an aviation theme, while you can surely enjoy the quality construction and accentuate the look of your interior beautifully and seamlessly.
Classy Metal Airplane Sculpture
Classy Metal Airplane Sculpture
Airplane Hanger Left Metal Sign Wall Decor 20 x 5
Airplane Hanger Left Metal Sign Wall Decor 20 x 5
Airplanes 3 Piece Set Metal Wall Art Childrens Room Decor
Airplanes 3 Piece Set Metal Wall Art Childrens Room Decor
This is made of metal an interesting retro image plane is unconventional and very stylish
This is made of metal an interesting retro image plane is unconventional and very stylish decorative motif. Beautifully made is very impressive and will be perfect for any decor.
Love the way these letters pop against the navy walls! Perfect for an airplane nursery.
Love the way these letters pop against the navy walls! Perfect for an airplane nursery.
A set of three metal wall art that will accentuate any room of your home and will give it a
A set of three metal wall art that will accentuate any room of your home and will give it a stunning appeal, especially for any fan of the planes and aviation and will withstand years of use with the hand made construction.
chevron baby boy airplane nursery navy orange Mommy beta - Blogs
chevron baby boy airplane nursery navy orange Mommy beta - Blogs
An interesting airplane desk or table.
An interesting airplane desk or table.
Propeller. I need one for the babies room.  Preferably wood but this metal one would be nice too!
Propeller. I need one for the babies room. Preferably wood but this metal one would be nice too!
Boys Nursery- A bold navy wall color is brightened with a scattering of puffy white clouds and
Boys Nursery- A bold navy wall color is brightened with a scattering of puffy white clouds and galvanized metal lettering in this nursery. The rich browns of the wood furniture and floor are offset by the light gray upholstery, bedding and ceiling color.
This amazing and very stylish globe in the vintage style with iron metal and red wood base is a
This amazing and very stylish globe in the vintage style with iron metal and red wood base is a wonderful performance in a beautiful design with captivating finish. It is an exceptionally impressive element of interior design.
Iron Airplane Sculpture;   I would buy a cheap version of this and spray paint it with a metallic
Iron Airplane Sculpture; I would buy a cheap version of this and spray paint it with a metallic paint.
Really diggin' this room, I want to know where she got the metal propeller on the wall!
Really diggin' this room, I want to know where she got the metal propeller on the wall!
Cute Nightlights (RH baby & child)
Cute Nightlights (RH baby & child)
Airplane table numbers In solid white or possibly a metallic (silver or gold?) with table numbers
Airplane table numbers In solid white or possibly a metallic (silver or gold?) with table numbers instead of location names.
Exceptional Aviation Inspired Chest: The Blackhawk Chest by Restoration Hardware
Exceptional Aviation Inspired Chest: The Blackhawk Chest by Restoration Hardware
Spotted on Ohdeedoh. One of my favorite boy rooms. Love the colors, the simple  bedding and pillows
Spotted on Ohdeedoh. One of my favorite boy rooms. Love the colors, the simple bedding and pillows and the KILLER airplane art that this mama did herself! Bonus, getting three kids in one room is a pretty remarkable feat.
Aviator Chair from Restoration thinking living room or study...hmmmm
Aviator Chair from Restoration thinking living room or study...hmmmm
I love the industrial look of this building,  and what a great structure for lighting and muslins,
I love the industrial look of this building, and what a great structure for lighting and muslins, this would make a GREAT photo studio, Hmmm.
Decorative airplane propellor. This interesting piece is a great choice for those who love aviation
Decorative airplane propellor. This interesting piece is a great choice for those who love aviation and planes. It has been made from welded metal, which makes it very durable. It can be hung on any smooth surface.
Aviator style armchair .... this is just pure genius!!!
Aviator style armchair .... this is just pure genius!!!
40 Teenage Boys Room Designs We Love
40 Teenage Boys Room Designs We Love
Hipster Riveted Metal Aviator Tufted Leather Sofa Chair #kathykuohome #IndustrialLoft #style
Hipster Riveted Metal Aviator Tufted Leather Sofa Chair #kathykuohome #IndustrialLoft #style