Where to Find 1,397+ Free & Cool Wallpapers

Some people rearrange their furniture when they get bored with their surroundings—I change my desktop wallpaper. And after years of searching through 10+ pages on Google Images, sifting out the too-techy and too-cutesy graphics, I've found a few sites that never let me down. Whether you're looking for a desktop wallpaper or a background for your blog, these five sites offer up literally millions of great options. You could change your wallpaper every day for the rest of your life, if you wanted, and never be embarrassed to open up your laptop.

Check 'em out:




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Repeat-X, Repeat-Y
What it is:A collection of cool, hipster patterns and illustrations, perfect for tiling a desktop or becoming the stylish background pattern on your website.
How many? 270



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Always Mod
What it is: A site devoted to Marimekko fabrics and fashion, with a section of Marimekko-inspired desktop designs.
How many? 15



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Simple Desktops
What it is: An entire site devoted to color-blocked and super-cropped graphic desktop designs.
How many? 753



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Totally Severe
What it is: The personal site of Sarah, a California graphic designer who offers up bitchin' desktop designs on both her backgrounds and wallpaper pages.
How many? 359



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Flickr
What it is: A really popular photo-sharing site. You can always find a few (thousand) good snaps and patterns here, you just have to hunt.
How many? Millions upon millions

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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