The right background image can really transform your phone. Between work and social obligations — not to mention checking the news and your IG follower count — the smartphone can sometimes be a bit of a stressful place.
This is where finding your ideal wallpaper for your phone comes in. You can bring some much-needed calm to your screen with a soothing nature scene, or maybe get inspiration flowing with a creative background image.
Below, we've chosen some of our favorite free background options for when you need to amp up your phone aesthetics.
Landscape photography is a clear favorite for phone wallpapers, and for good reason: a stunning landscape image like this one can really transport you out of your everyday routine and elevate your mood.
Why not give yourself a little boost of encouragement whenever you pull your phone out? Sounds like a great idea to us, and an inspirational wallpaper is a great way to do it for free.
Just as an epic landscape photo can take you on a virtual vacation, nature images also make excellent free phone wallpapers. Opt for a close-up of lush leaves, grass, or flowers to turn your phone into a garden in your pocket.
Maybe you're someone who prefers to keep thing simple. Make sure your phone matches your minimalist lifestyle with a minimal background image.
Show off your love for architecture with a creative phone wallpaper like this one — architecture photos can bring great visual inspiration to your screen.
Seeking an iPhone, Google, or Samsung wallpaper that feels tailor-made for your device? An abstract background can really blend into the, well, background — keeping the focus on your favorite apps.
A creative phone wallpaper adds a touch of inspiration to your screen. Find an artistic image that matches your creative personality.
Sometimes you just want something with a classic "phone wallpaper" feeling! You can't go wrong with a simple stone texture background; there's something undeniably soothing about this kind of imagery, whether it's a sandy beach or just a picturesque wall.
We may have saved the best for last here... An dorable dog, cute cat, or any other photogenic animal of your choosing make an ideal phone wallpaper that'll lift up your mood every time you see it.
Cover photo by Mirco violent blur.