Are you hoping to design the perfect airplane themed nursery for your new baby but you aren’t sure where to start? An aviation theme might be the perfect idea for pilots, military families, travel lovers, a little boy’s nursery, or anyone who loves planes. In this post, we will go over exactly how to set up the perfect airplane-themed nursery, give you design ideas, and link to some great products to add to into your design.

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Who Would Like an Airplane Themed Nursery?

​Congratulations on your new little one that you’re expecting. There is a lot to prepare during your pregnancy so that everything is all set for the baby’s big arrival. One of the more fun tasks to do is designing and setting up the nursery. 

Setting up the nursery makes the arrival of your baby seem even closer and makes the reality of the fact that you will soon be holding your baby in your arms seem that much more real.

Typically we see airplane-themed nurseries used for a baby boy. But if you are an aviation lover you don’t have to save your airplane themed nursery for your son’s room if you are expecting a little girl. Or perhaps you’ve chosen not to find out the gender of your baby before the birth.

An airplane theme doesn’t have to be just for your son’s nursery. When done right with a more neutral nursery design, an airplane nursery works perfectly for any gender.

Airplane nursery themes are also perfect for military families, travel lovers, and aviation enthusiasts.


How to Create a Perfect Airplane Themed Nursery

While an airplane themed nursery isn’t the most common theme, like a safari nursery theme is, it is still common enough that you can find a lot of adorable airplane nursery decor to pull your theme together. There are a few different angles you can take when approaching an airplane nursery theme such as:

  • vintage airplanes
  • travel/wanderlust
  • cute cartoon plane theme
  • military


Start with the Walls

Typically an airplane nursery will be designed in a blue or a neutral color scheme. Begin by painting the walls with a fresh coat of paint or by selecting some perfect wallpaper for your design. 

This world map is perfect for a travel or wanderlust-themed baby nursery.

Kids Room Wallpaper – World Map Wallpaper with Animals - Nursery Wallpaper Peel and Stick – Kids Wall Murals Removable for Girls Boys Baby – Wall Decal Stickers Waterproof Self Adhesive (78W x 47H)


There are lots of vintage airplane wallpapers for a baby nursery as well. Remember, you don’t have to wallpaper the entire nursery if you like one of these wallpapers, you can use it for an accent wall also.

COCODECO Vintage Airplanes Foggy Forest Row a Mountains Peel and Stick Wallpaper Wall Removable 100''H x 150''W


Any airplane nursery looks perfect with sky wallpaper either on the walls or ceiling (or both).

TAOGIFT Peel and Stick Contact Paper Blue Sky Clouds Pattern Wallpaper Vinyl for Kitchen Wall Art Crafts Decor 24x117 Inch

And finally, if all these ideas are just too busy for your design preferences, consider adding some peel and stick airplane wall stickers.

decalmile Airplane with Animals Wall Stickers Hot Air Balloon Bear Clouds Wall Decals Baby Nursery Kids Bedroom Living Room Wall Decor


Or even a less busy wallpaper boarder like this military plane themed one.

York Wallcoverings Growing Up Kids Leaving On A Jet Plane Removable Wallpaper Border White, Beige, Grey, Tan, Khaki, Green


Add in Some Airplane Wall Art

The final step to designing the walls for your nursery is to pick out the wall decor. While you can find a lot of nice wall art on Amazon, I find Etsy is a much better place to pick up nursery wall art if you are hoping for more unique designs.

You can get airplane wall lights that are perfect for a nursery.

airplane themed nursery


An airplane nursery art set like this one for a baby boy nursery.

airplane themed nursery


Or one of the latest trends, is to have a name sign customized for your nursery. Interior designers will typically hang this plaque with baby’s name over the crib in perfect view. A custom airplane name sign can be the perfect addition to your baby’s room.

name sign airplane theme


​Select Your Crib Bedding

Of course you will want to pick up a crib bedding set perfectly designed for your airplane-themed nursery. The crib is often the focal-point of a nursery that the design is built around, so selecting an airplane bed set like this one is ideal.

NoJo Little Love Soar High Little One Navy, Light Blue, Orange, and White Airplanes, Clouds, and Stars 3 Piece Nursery Crib Bedding Set - Comforter, Fitted Crib Sheet and Crib Skirt

There are also more neutral designs such as this vintage planes bedding set as well.

Sweet Jojo Designs Vintage Airplane Baby Boy Nursery Crib Bedding Set - 4 Pieces - Grey Yellow Orange Red White and Blue Airplanes Air Plane Transportation Clouds Sun Sky Aviator Aviation

Select Your Airplane Decor

The last step may be the most fun of all as it is to add in all the accessories and decorations that really pull together any themed room. Will your room require a rug? Or you may want to add area rugs to pull your room together and make it feel more cozy.

SAFAVIEH Carousel Kids Collection 4' Square Navy/Ivory CRK167N Airplane Nursery Playroom Area RugGet this one here.

Safavieh Carousel Kids Collection 5'3" Square Light Grey/Red CRK137F Airplane Hot Air Balloon Nursery Playroom Area RugGet this one here.


Then, consider all the small elements like toy planes sitting on the shelves.

Vintage Retro Wrought Metal Iron Biplane Plane Aircraft Handicraft Models - Photo Props Home Decor/Ornament/Souvenir (Blue)

An airplane lamp on the side table.

KOPIRIT Airplanes Table Lamp for Bedroom Desk Nightstand Lamp Bedside Lamps with USB Charging Cable for Desk Office Living Room Decor

You can even go as far as to get changing table pads covers in an airplane theme.

Sorrel + Fern Changing Pad Cover 2-Pack (Watercolor Airplanes and Clouds) - Premium Fitted Sheets - Buttery Soft Cotton Blend


Wrapping Up Designing an Airplane Themed Nursery

Whether you are designing your airplane nursery for your son or daughter, I’m sure that after reading this post you will have built the perfect airplane themed nursery design in your mind and are ready to begin creating it. With a little elbow grease and a lot of adorable decor, your baby’s nursery will become a relaxing and memorable space for you both to enjoy all day and night.

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