50 Stunning and Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers

May 5 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 111 Comments

If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you probably want to make it a friendly place. A gorgeous desktop wallpaper will personalize your interface and can inspire you creatively.

In this collection, you will find 50 beautiful desktop wallpapers handpicked for just you. You can never have enough wallpapers – and if you’re feeling like your desktop needs a face lift, check these out.

1. Stabilis

Stabilis

2. Blue paper robot

Blue paper robot

3. Rising sun

Rising sun

4. The Pirate Bay Wallpaper

The Pirate Bay Wallpaper

5. Feeding time

Feeding time

6. BrikThulhu Rising

BrikThulhu Rising

7. HYMNS

HYMNS

8. Check that shit out

Check that shit out

9. smile

smile

10. Chroma

Chroma

11. N. Design’s wallpapers

N. Design's wallpapers

12. The Dream City

The Dream City

13. Desert Dawn

Desert Dawn

14. Aethyos

Aethyos

15. Vintage polish matchbox

Vintage polish matchbox

16. the pirate bay wp

the pirate bay wp

17. This is the Day

This is the Day

18. Movers and Shakers

This is the Day

19. Los Lollis

Los Lollis

20. All things into position

All things into position

21. Good Design stays in focus

Good Design stays in focus

22. Graffiti Wall Paper

Graffiti Wall Paper

23. The Alphabet you can make pancake with

The Alphabet you can make pancake with

24. Ah Question?

Ah Question?

25. Untitled Wall III

Untitled Wall III

26. Simpsons OSX wallpaper

Simpsons OSX wallpaper

27. 7th and Broadway

7th and Broadway

28. City

City

29. Fake Jungle

Fake Jungle

30. Chu Kiss Beso

Chu Kiss Beso

31. Heart gaming

Heart gaming

32. What a night

What a night

33. Run away together

Run away together

34. Brush fun

Brush fun

35. My Bokeh

My Bokeh

36. Psyco HotDog

Psyco HotDog

37. Twitter wallpaper

Twitter wallpaper

38. Champignons

Champignons

39. Purple Veins

Purple Veins

40. Splash

Splash

41. Green Apple

Green Apple

42. Gears

Gears

43. Love of Black Sand

Love of Black Sand

44. Dirty Envelope

Dirty Envelope

45. Standing in red

Standing in red

46. Scanned-Busted

Scanned-Busted

47. Anglerfish

Anglerfish

48. KittySune Noir

KittySune Noir

49. BeaniePet

BeaniePet

50. Save the Planet

Save the Planet

Which one’s your favorite?

Let us know if you installed one of these in the comments – we’d like to know your design taste.

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About the Author

Mirko Humbert is a freelance designer from Switzerland. He shares his thoughts about his passion on his graphic design blog, Designer Daily, and also runs a CSS gallery called CSS Orgy. To connect with Mirko, you can follow him on Twitter.

111 Comments

Alexandra Jau

May 5th, 2009

Seen som of them before…But I really like the two with Pirate-themes. And Stabilis is fabolus.

alex

May 5th, 2009

Nice thanks for sharing

HieuUK

May 5th, 2009

Thank for the collections, my favorite is the “Rising sun”. Quite impressive light effect. I love the Simpsons, unfortunately, it’s a quite simple.

defcon

May 5th, 2009

awesome :)
and now for dual monitors :)

Jordan Moore

May 5th, 2009

Hey Mirko,

The third link needs fixed, it’s currently linking to the second one.

Great roundup, I’ve added a few to my wallpaper folder :)

Matt

May 5th, 2009

Nice post, thanks! I’ve been looking for some nice wallpapers to grace my desktop, and I chose #1, #7, #12, #29, #40. Also, I picked up a wrong link in #10 ‘Chroma’ at the time of this post, either their site is down, or just that location is down, who knows.

Thanks for the great post! I find myself spending an increasing amount of time on SR, :).

Jacob Gube

May 5th, 2009

@HieuUK: That one’s my favorite as well; I’m using it on my laptop.

@Jordan Moore: That was my fault, not Mirko’s, oops! I fixed it now, sorry for the inconvenience.

@Matt: Wow, great, you picked out a lot! And hey, nothing wrong spending time here at SR! :)

Curvball

May 5th, 2009

Nice collection, Blue Paper Robot is classic.
You can get a few Apple-realted walls (the fireapple collection) over here: http://www.pixeldeath.com/twitterexclusive/

Kim

May 5th, 2009

thank you so much for including mine in this wonderful collection! a couple a faves
17. This is the Day, 11. N. Design’s wallpapers, 40. Splash, 46. Scanned-Busted
i plan on enjoying!
thank you again
kim

Roberto

May 5th, 2009

Nice. Thanks for sharing. They are all so good, I just don’t know which one to use first. I think it will be homer :)

Kawsar Ali

May 5th, 2009

Nice selections. Angel is the best one here!

Horia Dragomir

May 5th, 2009

Great list and thank you!

Still, where’s the Windows themed wallpaper?

taylan

May 5th, 2009

awesome! Thanks a lot, beautiful collection.

Matthew Heidenreich

May 5th, 2009

great collection! Will definitely take a look at some of these

Callum Chapman

May 5th, 2009

Great collection! I’m now using number 3 ‘Rising Sun’. Thanks!

DarkZeratul

May 5th, 2009

Boy! I was in awe about 15 min after seeing “Love of black sand” (43). It’s sad and beautiful… Numbers 26, 37, 39 and 40 deserve an honorable mention, but they are several stages below Number 43 :)

Kakasab

May 5th, 2009

thank Mirko…. its awsome

Claire Web

May 6th, 2009

My fav has to be the mushroom one. Thank you for these lovely designs :)

Ashely Adams

May 6th, 2009

They are all so beautiful and cover such a wide range of aesthetics that choosing one is very difficult. But here are the ones I particularly liked –

Love of Black Sand
Aethyos
Untitled Wall III
My Bokeh

Honorable mentions – Gears, Desert Dawn.

Thanks for sharing.

Mike

May 6th, 2009

Great list… thanks. Love the Homer/OSX one

k4ch0

May 6th, 2009

Great collection!!!

Mykeura

May 6th, 2009

Wow… excellent collection man.

Thank you, very much for the Information Resources.

SneakyRogue

May 6th, 2009

Wow, thanks a lot for the feature (No.25 Untitled III)

Thanks!

Owein Herrmann

May 6th, 2009

#17 This is the Day
Awesome!

Chetan Madaan

May 6th, 2009

Amazing Collection.

Adrian

May 6th, 2009

Wow, I wish i could make these!
My favorites are the first one and “What a Night”.

Jay August

May 6th, 2009

I always feel so uncreative if I pick the first in line of such resources, but I REALLY like the Stabilis wallpaper :)

Jacob Gube

May 6th, 2009

@SneakyRogue: Thanks for dropping by and for creating and sharing Untitled III (the was my favorite name out of the bunch – I end up naming my stuff “untitled” too).

@Jay August: That’s one of my faves too (and why it’s placed up high on the list).

Michelle Chae

May 6th, 2009

excellent!!
Amazing Collection.
Thanks,

G. Od

May 7th, 2009

“Save the Planet” is most liked me. I will use it.

Naushaba J.Quraishy

May 7th, 2009

these wallpapers are quite good but specially “This is the day” & “Love of black sand” are FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Navdeep

May 7th, 2009

Beautiful wallpapers… I saved almost everything on this list!

bob chavel

May 9th, 2009

very unique and nice floorplan if i do say myself

Osman

May 10th, 2009

I love them! Thank you!

ajb

May 11th, 2009

Aethyos is cool and looks very complicated

Jorge Santos

May 11th, 2009

Number 45 is great!

mint~

May 12th, 2009

Number 2 is great!

Willem Pirquin

May 12th, 2009

Thanks for finding me!
It’s very motivating!

N°38

muhammad Tufail

May 13th, 2009

I love ‘save earth’ wall paper we should think about it.

THANKS

sadaqat

May 13th, 2009

stablise is best one. good work done by your website.

rana

May 13th, 2009

thanks for shareing that beutiful wallpapers.I like very much

Able Parris

May 24th, 2009

Grateful to have two of my wallpapers featured here. (#18 and #23)

It’s a great showcase.

Sabine

May 26th, 2009

I opted for Aethyos! Cool! Bookmarked this page because there are dozens I like!

Laith

May 26th, 2009

Stunning? No
Beautiful? Yes, just some of them.
Thanks for sharing.

Smoothoperator

May 28th, 2009

Your designs are quite nice. Thanks for sharing them. Like some of the others who have left comments, I too have saved a couple for wallpaper use.

honour chick

May 29th, 2009

very beautiful wallpapers. all downloaded and saved! ;)

SAM

June 3rd, 2009

VERY VERY NICE,,,, THANK

Deepak kamboj

June 13th, 2009

This Desktop is realy nice.Thanks,

Dario Gutierrez

June 17th, 2009

Excellent list and nices wallpapers.

najam

June 21st, 2009

normal but not good these wallpapers are normal batter

Ayub

June 23rd, 2009

its nice but not excellent pic.

Shahbaz

June 28th, 2009

brilliant

Jaspal Singh

July 2nd, 2009

wonderful collection of wallpapers

Anwar Hussain

July 5th, 2009

This is a bad download.

Nick

July 29th, 2009

Ah Nice. I like the Pirate Bay one. I had to include it in my collection. I have a fixation on dark, simple, minimalistic backgrounds. Can’t explain why.

Mian Saleem

August 9th, 2009

Wow, I like. I think there is nothing good than it. so beautiful and heart throb

Kriz

August 11th, 2009

Atheyos is just mindblowing!!!! thnx a lot buddy….

Ertan

September 6th, 2009

I like these wallpapers.

nagarjuna

September 15th, 2009

these wallpapers are very nice

Blaberize

September 16th, 2009

This round up rocks! Most of them are well-selected but the ‘Rising sun’ wallpaper strikes me, I love it. Thumbs up and bookmarked!

Cara Dixon

October 14th, 2009

Some of these are brilliant and provide great inspiration. I particularly like #3 – the design is amazing!

acha

October 18th, 2009

alomost all de wallpapr are gud bt last one is rearly nice

Niazullah Khan

November 3rd, 2009

these are very unique pictures i really apreciate it very much .
thank you

soban

November 27th, 2009

very worrest collection

Sue L

November 29th, 2009

I chose the champignons. I don’t know why I chose that over all the others, really. Maybe it was the appeal to my love of nature, or love of old things. I loved the clean, detailed “inked” drawings of the insects and toadstools. Very nicely done

Tahir Hamid

December 12th, 2009

The W.p. at Serial No.03 and 13 are heart-touching.

NIAZ AMIN

December 12th, 2009

I chose the champignons. I don’t know why I chose that over all the others, really. Maybe it was the appeal to my love of nature, or love of old things. I loved the clean, detailed “inked” drawings of the insects and toadstools. Very nicely done

#@ND$OM @NGEL

January 27th, 2010

! like this wallpapers.

Sheikh Habib

February 22nd, 2010

thanks for choise me wall paperI loved the clean, detailed “inked” drawings of the insects and toadstools. Very nicely done

tariq rehbar

March 12th, 2010

mind blowing
keep it up

alveena

March 30th, 2010

i choose splash
otherwise very worst collection

nayan kolhe

May 3rd, 2010

Its just lovey,really lovely collection……
dont give up!!!!!!!!!!

Alexa

May 12th, 2010

Here you can find nice Windows themed wallpaper.
http://owall.net/pics/Windows/1.html

sajjjad

May 14th, 2010

all wallpapers are amazing, very nice

maham

May 18th, 2010

all r not gud

Shirley

May 23rd, 2010

I’ve just installed one from your 40 Beautiful Grunge Style WP collection.

But I might be back for My Bokeh and Good Design Stays in Focus. Also like Purple Vein and Scanned-Busted.

junaid siddiqui

May 26th, 2010

it was a brilliant pics and we must thank to our god who blessed us with great gifts of nature

Mateos

May 27th, 2010

the feeding time one is so sick. i would want that in a t-shirt form haha

Larry

June 23rd, 2010

Hi , I found one more page with high quality free computer desktop wallpapers . All wallpapers are in 1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 or 1920×1440 resolutions.
http://crazy-frankenstein.com/free-wallpapers.html

mano

July 20th, 2010

good very simple wallpapers

saadi

August 28th, 2010

not v impressive natural scenes are matchless.

Afifa Hashmi

August 29th, 2010

i i really appreciate them all

iman

August 31st, 2010

beautiful

sneha

September 10th, 2010

wel dese are very stunning n very hap!!!!!!! too gud wrk do keep sharing………….

sharif

November 3rd, 2010

i like the smile with the blood on his face. and thanks for sharing

SMART GIRL

November 27th, 2010

ALL PICTURES ARE REALLY STUNNING BUT SPLASH AND LOVE OF BLACK SAND ARE AMAZING……

Prabhat khandelwal

January 15th, 2011

Great viewing!!

aman

January 15th, 2011

awesom dude……its diferent,share more plz…thanks

afifa

January 16th, 2011

fantasy and beautiful

asiya

January 28th, 2011

these walpapers are not so stuunig but they are very colourfull and bright

soofia

January 28th, 2011

these walpapers are so so so beautiful and stunning i like them very much

Scarao

February 20th, 2011

Nice, I really like these. I just started using Windows 7 (upgraded from XP) And have been enjoying the wallpaper switcher feature. Haven’t had much to use though.

M I K E

March 1st, 2011

your wallpaper contributions are really cool thanks brother

ABID HUSSAIN

March 12th, 2011

AMAZING WALLPAPERS

SADAMMI EGALLE

March 24th, 2011

Number 03 is great.

Anna

April 3rd, 2011

Really awesome list, and I’ve found one more with great wallpapers:- http://websoulz.com/a-stunning-collection-of-landscape-wallpapers-for-your-desktop/

r.pasupathy

April 5th, 2011

very nice

kageni

June 1st, 2011

i loved my bokey no.35

Mona

June 4th, 2011

I just hate this wallpapers………

karsang Ghale

June 19th, 2011

Really nice pictures….. i love this designs … lovely… keep design another more picture like this…

anil unde

June 30th, 2011

beutiful wallpapr

anil unde

July 15th, 2011

beutiful nature

IRSHAD AHMAD

July 21st, 2011

very beautiful.i love it

Gargi

July 29th, 2011

Its all r soooooooooo beautifulllllllll……….no coments

Karthik

July 29th, 2011

Nice

vetrivel

September 1st, 2011

its very nice

dman

October 5th, 2011

supercalafragilisticexpialadoshis

shivani

October 9th, 2011

dey are fine but nt dat gud

JPS

November 25th, 2011

most of them were just fine, not that beatiful and not at all stunning

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