Your phone wallpaper is the first thing you see when you turn it on or receive a notification. Since our phones are incredibly personal to each of us, your wallpaper should also be a personal image of something that reflects who you are or what you are interested in. Here are some phone wallpaper ideas to show your personality.
1. Solid colors
If you feel like you have too many options on what to set as your wallpaper, keep it simple. Just pick your favorite color to set as your lock and home screen or choose two colors for each screen. Having a minimal design for your phone wallpaper can be beneficial because it will not be distracting and you don’t have to worry about fitting it within a certain screen size. Plus, your favorite color will be something pleasant to have in the background.
2. Pictures of loved ones
If you are missing your family (and your pet) or had a really fun night with your friends or significant other, a good way to remember the good times you had with them is to keep a picture of them on your phone wallpaper. Seeing the faces of the important people in your life is a good way to keep the good memories in mind if you’re feeling nostalgic or homesick. You can always update these pictures of your loved ones for each time you spend with them.
3. Important quotes
We all need some extra motivation or inspiration sometimes, so having a quote on your phone’s lock screen is a great idea. This would probably be better to have only for the lock screen so the apps on your home screen don’t cover up the words. The quote on your wallpaper can be from an important person that you admire or wise words from an anonymous source. A good quote for your wallpaper depends on your taste, it can be deep and profound or something simple. Daily affirmations or spiritual verses are also important words that can remind you of your worth each time you turn on your phone. Even if you briefly glance at the words on your phone screen, seeing them on a daily basis can greatly improve your mindset.
Have a favorite painter or artist? Set a painting or piece of artwork that you love looking at as your wallpaper. Yes, having a full-size painting doesn’t do your favorite painting justice by reducing it to your phone’s much smaller screen. However, this can be an opportunity to really focus in on the details of a particular piece of artwork. If you were able to see your favorite painting in a gallery, your phone wallpaper would be a great way to remember that time you saw it with your own eyes. Any kind of artwork would be great for wallpaper, even if its something you stumbled on scrolling on social media. Whether it’s a famous painting or your favorite artist’s account, having artwork on your phone wallpaper will make your phone much more pleasant to look at.
5. Pictures of nature
Being able to connect with the natural world can be difficult sometimes. Having a nature-related picture as your phone wallpaper is sure to make you feel good as you have the beauty of the natural world in the background of your phone. Pictures you take yourself add a personal touch to your phone, but there are plenty of pictures online of flowers, landscapes, sunsets or any other picture of nature. When it is the middle of winter, pictures of flowers or sunsets can definitely lift you out of the winter blues. Lakes, beaches, or any body of water can make you feel more relaxed on a hectic day. Bonus points if you are able to incorporate your favorite colors or color schemes. A night sky full of stars also works as a minimal design and always looks great as a background. Sometimes pictures of nature will come automatically with your phone, but do your best to go out and capture nature on your own.
6. Pictures from your camera roll
The pictures we take with our phone were all taken for a reason. Often times it is to capture a specific moment in our lives that we want to look back on because there was a funny story that goes along with it. Having pictures like these as your phone wallpaper will automatically bring back those memories. If you took pictures of architecture you thought was cool while walking around a new city, it would make a great phone wallpaper to look at every day. Pictures from concerts also make great phone wallpapers. Even if you only took a few pictures, having one as your wallpaper will remind you of how much fun you had that day.
7. Show off your taste in music
It might be hard to narrow down, but a picture of your favorite band or artist is one of the best phone wallpaper ideas. The music we listen to can often feel very personal to us, so have a picture of an artist or band that you enjoy listening to. If you decide to have a music-themed phone wallpaper, there are many ways you can show off your taste. You can choose your favorite album, a picture of the band itself or both. Your favorite lyrics also make great wallpapers that go along with the important quote ideas. There is no shortage of artwork from your favorite artists online, so find one that suits your style.
If you love wearing a certain type of pattern, you can take it with you with your phone wallpaper. Whether it is a flannel shirt or houndstooth coat, these types of patterns add a sense of style to your phone that reflects your taste in fashion. You can look for these patterns online or just take a picture of your own clothes to set as your background. Patterns come in all kinds of colors and designs, so there are definitely ones that will suit your style.