Windows Guides always strives to keep your PC in top shape and looking great. One of the easiest ways to customize your computer to keep it looking great is by picking a good wallpaper. In this guide, I’ll show you the best places, in my opinion, to find high-quality desktop wallpaper.
The Best Places to Find High-Quality Wallpaper
These sites are given in no particular order; they’re all good websites and I invite you to check them out:
Social wallpapering’s concept is simple: users submit and rate wallpapers; the best wallpapers, by user rating, reach the front page and get more exposure. This means the best wallpapers on the site are available as soon as you reach the homepage. You can also download collections of some of the wallpapers via the torrent links on the site’s menu.
Hongikat (much like this site, Smashing Magazine, and Abduzeedo) is not a dedicated wallpaper site; the site just links to some of the best, hand picked, wallpapers available online. The site doesn’t have a ton of wallpaper collections, but the site definitely focuses on quality and shares the wealth with you, the reader.
If you like cars, lots of cars, and high-resolution depictions of cars, wallpapergarage.com is your number one stop for wallpapers. I love these wallpapers, which are always high quality and cover almost any supercar, racing car, rally car etc. that you can think of.
randomwalls is a good wallpaper site that’s provided me with great wallpapers for my collection. The wallpapers seem a little more generic and less unique on this site, but it’s still a great place to find wallpaper.
Just like random walls, the wallpaper isn’t as unique on this site, but it’s still a great hub for desktop wallpaper searching.
If you like unique, abstract wallpapers, check out Pixelgirl Presents. This site is full of unique and inspiring wallpapers.
I’m a big fan of Wallpapers-room; the wallpapers are unique, high definition, and are available in all shapes and sizes. This is one of my favorite wallpaper sites out there due to its simplicity and quanity of content.
Just like ths site, Hongikat, and Smashing Magazine, Abduzeedo pulls together some of the best wallpapers online. What makes Abduzeedo unique is that it also shares “home-grown” wallpapers created by the site’s author, which are well worth looking in to. I’ve used their wallpapers on a number of ocassions and even link to them in the collections hosted on this site.
Smashing Magazine Wallpapers
Also like this site, Hongikat, and Abduzeedo, Smashing magazine puts together collections of the best wallpapers online and shares them with its readers. What’s unique about this site is it also has users create and share monthly calendar wallpapers (with and without the calendar overlay), which can add function to your desktop wallpaper if that’s your thing.
deviantART is, without doubt, hosts some of the most creative digital art in the world. The wallpaper section of this site holds no exception to that claim and, amongst the hundreds of not-so-good wallpapers provides some of the most uniqute, exclusive, and high resolution wallpapers available online.
InterfaceLIFT hosts a huge database of wallpapers in all shapes and sizes. The wallpapers are generally more nature oriented and consist mainly of photographs than digital art. So if you’re into photo wallpapers, this may be your one and only stop on your journey to find them.
wallbase is packed with all types of wallpaper and, if you’re a NSFW type of person, is probably the site for you. mintywhite is very, very SFW; however, this site does a good job of restricting the content, so it passes the mintywhite SFW test tastefully.
Other Places to Find High-quality Desktop Wallpaper
Of course, you can always find hand picked wallaper right here on Windows Guides. What sites did I miss?